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.

Opus 29 Info


Next up for live performance is Opus 29, sponsored by Music-COMP. Professional musicians will perform about 20 selected works from student submissions to our online mentoring website. The first ideas must be posted to the online mentoring site no later than midnight on Thursday, October 9th. Opus 29 is for brass, percussion, piano and voice. Students may select from one or several of those instruments and voice available. See this info sheet for all the details.

Dates to Remember:

  • October 9th - First postings must be posted in the online mentoring website. Initial ideas only, not expecting completed works at first posting.
  • November 20th - Students update Profile with a bio suitable for print and update the Complete Description of the work.
  • December 4th - Final posting. All mentors will review the works and select their choices for the Opus 29 performance. 
  • December 8th - Announcement of selected works for the performance
  • December 16th - Dinner reservations for family members and guests.
  • December 18th - Score preparations for performance complete. Music-COMP mails scores to performers. Students review website and make slight revisions to bio and/or Full Description of the work with info suitable for the print program.
  • CONCERT - January 12, 2015 at Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College, Colchester VT. SNOW DATE - January 14th

Parent permission for online mentoring for 2014-2015.

Watch for NEW resource: podcast on writing for piano.

We'll also post score templates for percussion.


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