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.

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Bidding for Good - online auction supports Opus 29

Awesome online auction to support student composers and Opus 29!

Check out the online catalogue with over 120 items waiting for your bid. Exciting items include:

  • Art
  • Dining certificates
  • Gift Cards
  • Sports Gear and Lessons
  • Concert, Movie and Theater tickets
  • Musical Instruments
  • Hotel coupons
  • Tickets for Vermont Ski Areas
  • Collectibles
  • Health and Fitness items
  • Museum and Park tickets
  • Jewlery
  • Services including estate planning, dry cleaning, hair stylist
  • Cards, calendars, books, CD's and magazine subscriptions
  • Clothing
  • Automotive Services
  • So much more...

Auction closes on Tuesday, December 2nd so get your bid in now. BFG logo

For donors - we're still accepting donations for another week. Click "Donate Items" at the Opus 29 BFG website.

What does this auction fund?

The BFG auction supports our online mentoring with professional composers and the Opus 29 live performance event . Students from 24 different schools in Vermont, Virginia and Pennsylvania are currently working online with composer mentors for feedback on their original compositions. From these, we'll select about 24 student works for a performance by professional musicians on January 12, 2015 at the Elley-Long Music Center. The day includes a rehearsal time for each student, concurrent workshops, networking with other student composers, and the evening performance for the public.

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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