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Opus 31 Free Concert at 6:30 pm, Wed. April 27th

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College - driving and parking directions here

Opus 31 will feature 26 brand new compositions by students in 18 schools in Vermont and Falls Church Virginia. These were selected from over 100 works submitted for online mentoring for consideration. Thirteen professional performers including InoraBrass, percussionists, pianists and vocalists who will perform these new works. Join us for this FREE concert with 26 world premiers!

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Kickstarter Opus 31 Fundraising a Success

Thanks to 160 supporters, we reached AND exceeded our goal of raising $9000 to support Opus 31 and online mentoring.

If you didn't get to pledge to Kickstarter, but want to donate, use the Donate Button at the top of this page or mail a contribution to Music-COMP, 30 Steeplebush Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452. We're aiming for our future events, online mentoring and development of resources.

Student Composer Showcase for April - Sam Beste

This month Vermont Public Radio Classical features Sam Beste from Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. Listen to his interview and hear his most recent work, The River.

Listen to the interview here...

Welcome to Music-Comp

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.

Video Interviews

During Opus 30, students were interviewed to see what they think about writing music, the composition process, Opus events and more.

Thank you to LCATV for all of their help.

How are real musicians different from computer playback?

Thoughts from Nadia Scoppettone, Wayne Alexander, Kaleigh Goulet-McCarthy, Rachel Schwartz, Erin Magill, Malayna Johnson and Eileen Kocherlakota. Music by Ethan Duncan.



Why do you write music?

Thoughts and music from Saigelyn Green and Jonathan DeRoehn
North Country Union High School

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Alumni Feature

We celebrate the past and current achievements of 25 of our alumni. pic alumni bookThe 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