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.
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|
A large audience enjoyed the Opus 28 concert on April 30, 2014 at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. Individual students rehearsed their work with the musicians in the afternoon. Throughout the day, students, teachers, and parents attended workshop sessions, discussion groups and observed rehearsals. Audience comments from the day highlighted the amazing compositions by students, outstanding performance and professionalism of the musicians, and the great venue for this event. Click here for larger photo of the participants.
Audio recordings coming shortly. Order form for the full concert DVD here.
Music-COMP is happy to announce we have received an “Employee Inspired Grant” from Dealer.com. Each month Dealer.com employees have the opportunity to apply for a grant for an organization that is close to their hearts. Recently, Music-COMP was selected to receive a grant. This award will strengthen resources for musical composition and arranging programs for youth within a community of professional composers and teachers.