Welcome to Music-COMP, Music Composition Online Mentoring Program. Our mission is to serve students in composition through online mentoring with professional composers and live performances of student work. We provide teachers with professional development through workshops, courses and online training. Music-COMP also develops and shares resources in composition.
A huge round of applause to our bidders, donors and those who solicited donations for this successful online auction.
What does this auction fund?
The BFG auction supports our online mentoring with professional composers and the Opus 29 live performance event. Over 60 students from 24 different schools in Vermont, Virginia and Pennsylvania submitted work for feedback. Now the selected students currently working online with our composer mentors to finalize their original compositions. The Opus 29 day includes a rehearsal time for each student, concurrent workshops, networking with other student composers, and the evening performance for the public which is free with donations gratefully accepted. Concert is at 6:30 pm Monday, January 12th (snow day of January 14, 2015) at the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT.
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We celebrate the past and current achievements of 25 of our alumni. The impetus to reflect with them came as we prepared for Opus 25 held on January 7, 2013. Read their thoughts on participating in Music-COMP, find out what each is doing now, and hear some of their early works.
Periodically, we'll highlight one or two of our alumni. August's Vermont Public Radio Student Showcase Alumni Feature highlighted Matt Podd. We've included Matt's 25for25 alumni page below as well as his twin brother Adam who is also mentioned in the broadcast.
Link to the Vermont Public Radio Classical's feature.
Matt's alumni page and early recordings.
Adam's alumni page and early recordings.
Link to the full publication featuring all 25 alumni or click image.
Featured Alumni and Hometowns:
|Alan Beaudry||Derby VT|
|Eve Boltax||Montpelier VT|
|Leon Campos||Greensboro VT|
|Eli Chalmers||Montpelier VT|
|Hannah Chambers||Derby Line VT|
|Nicolas Chlebak||Springfield VT|
|Bob Couture||Westfield VT|
|Andy Gagnon||Hardwick VT|
|Colin Gliech||Burlington VT|
|Benji Goldsmith||New York NY|
|Josh Clinger||Lowell VT|
|Christina Koller||Bridport VT|
|Mavis McNeil||Greensboro VT|
|Joshua Morris||St. Albans VT|
|Morgan Moscati||Falls Church VA|
|Holly Mugford||Randolph VT|
|Adam Podd||Newport VT|
|Matt Podd||Newport VT|
|Kyle Quirion||Holland VT|
|Sam Schiavone||Greensboro VT|
|Moxie Schults||Norwich VT|
|Zach Sheets||Norwich VT|
|Rachael Sherman||Montpelier VT|
|Emily Vigne||Monkton VT|
|Sylvia Woodmansee||Westfield VT|