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Opus 32 Information

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Important Details for selected students, parents, and teachers:

Rehearsal Schedule - download here. Student composers should arrive 45 minutes prior to their rehearsal time to check in and observe one or two rehearsals on stage prior to their own. Bring at least one copy of your complete score. It's helpful to bring 3-5 additional copies to share with other students who observe your rehearsal too.

Dinner Reservations - An Italian buffet dinner will be offered at the concert hall starting at 5:15 pm on Monday, May 15th. Reservations for any family members and friends must be made no later than Tuesday, May 2nd. Use the payment button below or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 802-879-0065. $10 per person. Menu: Italian meat and vegetarian pasta, salad, garlic bread, brownie bites and cookies, beverages. (Selected student composer's dinner fee is included in the performance fee.) 

Performance fee: Selected students each pay $65 to help defray the costs of musicians, hall rental, score preparation, workshops, dinner and snacks. Some schools pay this fee while others expect parents to pay the fee. Check in with your music teacher and if you need to pay the fee, you may pay here or mail a check for $65 to Music-COMP, 30 Steeplebush Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452. 

 

Be sure to invite friends, family, neighbors, and community members to this event. Everyone who attends is amazed at the student work and thrilled to be in the live audience.

Announcing Opus 32 musicians: 

Letitia Quante and Jane Kittredge, violin; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Michael Close, cello; Evan Premo, contrabass.

Berta Frank, flute; Katie Oprea, oboe; Steve Klimowski, clarinet and bass clarinet; Julian Partridge, bassoon.

Alison Cerutti, piano.


We met our goal of $10,000 to support Opus 32 with our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you to all our supporters who made this happen! 

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Opus 32 will be held on Monday, May 15 at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester. The family-friendly, free concert is at 6:30 pm. Rehearsals begin at noon with concurrent workshops for students. Join us anytime during the afternoon to see students guiding professional musicians in how to perform the student work.  Submission details, fee info, selection criteria, and composing resources available below.

A Note to all Student Composers: We at Music-COMP want to thank all the students and teachers who participated in our Opus 32 composition and mentoring process. Out of over 100 works submitted for mentoring over the past two months, we have selected 26 for performance. They represent the most suitable works of those submitted from students in grades 4-12. To those whose compositions were selected, congratulations. You have every reason to feel proud of your accomplishment. To those whose pieces were not chosen, we know you are disappointed. We hope that you will take comfort in knowing how much you have learned about composing and about yourself during this process. We also hope that you will continue to compose. That is the important thing. Many students take what they've learned during this process and grow through it, creating more successful works in the future. We hope that happens with you. 

Selections Announced for Opus 32 Live Performance

 

Title Composer School Grade Level
A Skip and a Twirl Erin Magill Harwood UHS, Duxbury 11
America, What Have You Done Alex Wick Edmunds Middle, Burlington 8
Calliope Anna Halladay Burlington High School 10
Chaconne Ethan Duncan Independent Student - CVU 10
Destiny Hunter Masson North Country Junior High School 8
Dune Izzy Patterson Essex High School 11
European Village Daniel Wick Champlain Elementary, Burlington 5
Five Worlds Theme Drew Frankenberg Independent Student - West Rutland 7
Galaxy Macie Steiner Champlain Elementary, Burlington 5
Kingdom of Water Jamie White-Maddox Main Street MS, Montpelier 5
Penumbral Jacob Dennison Lake Region UHS, Orleans 12
Pilgrimage Davis Holt Independent Student - Rice HS 11
Rain Dance  Nancy McNichols Edmunds Middle, Burlington 7
Rise Cassandra Beste Champlain Elementary, Burlington 5
Road Trip Blues Isaac Dunkiel Edmunds Elementary, Burlington 5
Saturdays in Norwich Jackson Levengood Brattleboro Union HIgh School 11
Springtime Sophie Wood Independent Student, Otter Valley UHS 12
Stuck in the Corner of a Circle Ellery Stahler The Dorset School 8
The Butterfly Hyoin (Ellen) Rhee George Mason HS, Falls Church, VA 12
The Moonlight Ball Brigham Cooper Rutland Intermediate School 5
Theater Politica Emily McNichols Edmunds Middle, Burlington 8
Thunder and Lightning Isabelle Greenewalt The Grammar School, Putney 5
Traffic Lights Grace Carlomagno Montpelier High School 10
Verdant Voyage Matthew Skelly Harwood UHS, Duxbury 12
Waltzer von Ihrer Majestat Noah Samuelsen Main Street Middle, Montpelier 6
Working Title Rachel Schwartz Harwood UHS, Duxbury 12


Important Dates to Remember for Opus 32:

4/3 - Announcement of selected works

4/13 - Score preparation - "concert ready" scores for selected compositions due

5/15 - Concert at Elley-Long Music Center. Rehearsals begin at noon. Concurrent workshops and rehearsals continue through the afternoon. Buffet dinner at 5:15. Concert at 6:30 pm.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

Online Mentoring Required within New Mentoring Site: All teachers and students will need to register, and create a new profile even if they used the mentoring site prior to July 2016. Usernames and passwords for our old site are no longer valid. The handout below will help with the registration process.

Music-COMP Guide to New Mentoring Site

 Submission Details:

  • All works for Opus 32 must be submitted for online mentoring. (Register for mentoring here. Music-COMP participants only. Read how to participate.)
  • First drafts may be as short as 4 measures. These works will develop through the online mentoring process. 
  • Finished works as short as 16 measures are acceptable, especially from younger students.
  • Maximum length for any work is 3 minutes.
  • Mix or match from all available instruments. The event benefits from a variety of solos, duets, trios, quartets, and larger ensembles.

Opus 32 Fees: 

  • There is no entry fee, but online mentoring fees apply. Payment for online mentoring prior to posting is required.
  • If selected for the Opus 32 performance, a student pays a $65 performance fee. This includes a rehearsal with the musicians, dinner, workshops, DVD recording of the event. Fees help defray the cost of hall rental, musicians, marketing, afternoon snacks and dinner. Our total event expenses including mentoring is about $12,500.
  • Additional student composers are welcome to attend the event day for a $15 fee which covers dinner, snacks, concert, and workshops.
  • The concert is free and open to the public. It is family friendly with a 6:30 pm concert. Invite a large crowd! We welcome and need donations to continue Opus concerts in the future.
  • Parents and families are welcome to reserve dinner at the event space. More info and onllne reservation system coming soon. The price is around $11 per person for a buffet with a choice of main dishes, salad, bread, drinks and dessert.
  • Selected students must attend the rehearsal and performance for their selected work to be performed. Online options available for out of state students.

Selection Criteria:

Music-COMP professional composer mentors review the student works on the mentoring website at the conclusion of the Opus 32 posting time. Mentors vote on those compositions "best for live performance" within three grade level groups: elementary, middle level, and high school. Announcement of those selected works will be Monday, April 3, 2017 by noon on this website. If selected, the student work is not finished, but ready for the final details of score preparation - an important step prior to sending scores and parts to musicians. A professional composer mentor will guide each student in score preparation which must be completed by April 13th. This process usually take two or three more discussions and 7-10 days to complete.

Mentors review each work for: correct range for the instruments; accurate notation; evidence of dynamics, articulations, and expressive marks to convey the student composer's intent. The score must be titled and include the name of the student composer. 

Resources for Composing and Mentoring: Go to http://musiccomp.wordpress.com/category/podcasts/  for podcasts and score examples created by Erik Nielsen to guide your composition should you choose oboe, bassoon, viola or contrabass – also called double bass, string bass or upright bass.

 

Opus 1 - Burlington and Tuttle Middle Schools and UVM

Opus 1 - A collaboration between Burlington Middle Schools, Tuttle Middle School and the UVM Music Department. 

Students from Burlington's Edmunds Middle School and Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, along with students from Frederick H. Tuttle, South Burlington teamed up with music education students at UVM for their own regional Opus concert. On December 11th, eleven new pieces were premiered in the Southwick Ballroom at UVM.

The teachers, mentors and performers include Graham lambert, Michael Hakim, Karola Troidl, Zoe Harris, Rachael Haar, Cadie Fowler, Ashleigh Simpson, Sami Schwaeber, Brad Ohlson, Meg McCormack, Danielle Henry, Mei Endo, A.J. Banach, James Carlson, Betsy Greene, Patti Riley and Matt LaRocca 

The Coolest Ant in the Colony by Alex Wick, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

Sudden Fantasia by Charlie McConnell, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

The Last Dimension by Tovin Gordesky-Hooper, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

The Day by Ella Mason, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

National Uprise by Ethan Hobbs, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

Wonder by Ella Farrell, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

Flight by Cooper Cudney, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

River by Sammy Beste, Edmunds Middle School. Listen here.

The Changes in the Season by Andrew Kim, Tuttle Middle School. Listen here.

Fish by Nancy Widyawati, Tuttle Middle School. Listen here.

Affection by Gracie Bangoura, Hunt Middle School. Listen here.

Opus 31 Info

Opus 31 - A resounding success!

Thank you all - student composers, musicians, composer mentors, teachers, parents and staff.

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Thank you Papa Franks's and Great Harvest Bread for supporting our dinner.

Purchase a complete concert DVD with additional footage from afternoon rehearsals and student interviews. Thank you Lake Champlain Access TV (LCATV). Available as standard definition DVD or Blu-Ray (note Blu-Ray only works in Blu-Ray players.)

Note: each selected student composer will receive one standard DVD as part of their participation fee. Order additional ones for grandparents, family, and friends.

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Also coming soon... all audio recordings from the concert. Watch for the announcement here.

Available: full concert print program. Download here.

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Selected works below

Congratulations to all student composers. From over 100 works, our professional composer mentors selected these 26 for the live performance on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT.

FREE concert at 6:30 pm. Bring family, friends, school and community members.

TITLE COMPOSER SCHOOL GRADE
 

Elementary Selections - Grades 3-5

 
Dragon King Tal Weitz Independent Study - Bondville, VT 3
Getting Closer Cassandra Beste Champlain Elementary School, Burlington 5
Lone Wolf Isabel Hopkins The Grammar School, Putney 5
Mood Shift Simon Podd Glover Community School 5
Suspenseful Song Daniel Wick Champlain Elementary School, Burlington 4
Tag Tatiana Byam Champlain Elementary School, Burlington 5
Time Turner Cecily Spence Sustainability Academy, Burlington 5
       
 Middle Level Selections - Grades 6-8 
A Late Walk Andrew Kim Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington 7
Dance of the Wild Alex Wick Edmunds Middle School, Burlington 7
Hockey Game Miranda Eisenman Maple Street School, Manchester 7
March of the Camel Traveler Nancy McNichols Edmunds Middle School, Burlington 6
March to the End Asom Hayman-Jones Glover Community School 8
Turophobia Calvin Wuthrich Hinesburg Community School 8
When a Witch Will Rise Allison Cooper-Ellis The Grammar School, Putney 6
       
 High School Selections - Grades 9-12 
Adventures at the Arabian Carnival Susie Francy Leland and Gray HS, Townshend 12
As Kingfishers Catch Fire Anna Halladay Burlington High School 9
Be Music, Night Eliza Allen George Mason High School, Falls Church VA 12
Circus Waltz Macabre Rachel Zimet Montpelier High School 12
Italian Riverside Ethan Duncan Independent Study, Champlain Valley UHS 9
Journey to the Capitol Zachery Roberstein North Country Union High School, Newport 12
Merriment Erin Magill Harwood Union High School, Duxbury 10
Metropolitan Banter Jacob Dennison Lake Region UHS, Barton 11
Miracles Rachel Tousignant Harwood Union High School, Duxbury 11
Third Take Jonathan DeRoehn North Country Union High School, Newport 12
Under Ice Izzy Patterson Essex High School 10
Where Do We Go Anna Scoppettone Montpelier High School

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Concert: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT Free concert at 6:30 pm. Events begin at noon with concurrent rehearsals and workshops for all students.

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Instrumentation: select one or more instruments from the following:

brass quintet (trumpet I, trumpet II, French horn, trombone, tuba),

piano,

voice (one each soprano, alto, tenor, bass)

percussion (two performers available with xylophone, glockenspiel, drum set, 4 tom-toms, snare, woodblock, tambourine, suspended cymbal, triangle).

 

Posting for mentor selection: Thursday, March 31st by midnight

Announcement of selected works: Monday, April 4th by noon

Selected works posted ready for musicians: Tuesday, April 12th

Read complete details here.

Find valuable resources here for brass, percussion, piano, and vocal writing.

All Music-COMP participating school students and others with fees paid as independent students are invited to submit a work in progress to our online mentoring website for consideration for the Opus 31 live performance. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or call the office 802-879-0065.

Featuring Inora Brass Quintet (pictured)

Chris Rivers, Jason Whitcomb, trumpets; Joy Worland, French horn; Lori Salimando Porter, trombone; Bill Keck, tuba.

Additional musicians:

pianists: Tim Woos, Stefanie Weigand

percussionists: Andy Gagnon, Evan Peltier

vocalists: Stefanie Weigand, Linda Radtke, Erik Nielsen, Erik K. Brooks

Opus 30 Info

Thank you to students for your engaging and creative works! Thanks to our incredible musicians! Thanks to all teachers, composer mentors, parents, board members and staff for your part in making an exciting day for all on Wednesday, April 29th at Opus 30 at the Chandler Center for the Arts.

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 Complete List of Opus 30 Selections Below.

 Post Concert - Important Information for Parents, Students, Teachers and Friends:

  • Consider summer online mentoring and/or the student summer workshop with Erik Nielsen. More information here.

  • DVD and Blu-Ray disc orders of the complete Opus 30 concert including many student interviews and rehearsal footage available here. Order today! This is an incredible video program produced in collaboration with Lake Champlain Cable Access TV. You'll learn more about Music-COMP and hear from many students about their experiences.

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New this year for Opus 30 - Vermont Music Inspired by Vermont Themes: Since we’re celebrating Music-COMP’s 20th anniversary and 2015 Year of the Arts in Vermont, all compositions for Opus 30 have some connection to Vermont. This concert is full of original music inspired by Vermont seasons, nature, maple syrup, historical events and more.

Featured Instruments and Performers: 

Woodwind Quartet

String Quintet


Berta Frank, flute

Katie Oprea, oboe and English horn

Steve Klimowski, clarinet and bass clarinet

Julian Partridge, bassoon and contrabassoon

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Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble

Letitia Quante, violin

Jane Kittredge, violin

Elizabeth Reid, viola

Michael Close, cello

Evan Premo, bass

 

Selected Works for Opus 30

TITLE COMPOSER SCHOOL GRADE
 

Elementary Selections - Grades 3-5

 
Drifting Snow Neika Haire Charlotte Central School 4
In the Depths of Lake Champlain Ella Mason Champlain Elementary School 5
The Weather Outside Gracie Bangoura Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler 5
The Mimic Victoria Barbieri Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler 5
The Green Mountain Storm Darius Parker The Grammar School 5
The Mystery of Winter Zoe Robb The Grammar School 5
Happy Winter Day in Vermont Kaleigh Goulet-McCarthy Wallingford Elementary School 5
       
 Middle Level Selections - Grades 6-8 
A Vermont Autumn Day Erik Heitsmith Ludlow Elementary 6
War is Comin' Asom Hayman-Jones Glover Community School 7
Wind Quartet in D Major Anna Halladay Edmunds Middle School 8
St. Albans, 1864 Ethan Duncan Independent Study Student - Willsiton Central 8
Autumn Pixies Nadia Scoppettone Main Street Middle School, Montpelier 8
Frosty Tango Colin Desch Main Street Middle School, Montpelier 8
       
 High School Selections - Grades 9-12 
Couching Lion Erin Magill Harwood Union High School 9
Two Irish Dances Rachel Schwartz Harwood Union High School 10
Winter Walk Jacob Dennison Lake Region Union High School 10
Sunset in the Mountains Cameron Kimball South Royalton High School 10
Vermont's Magic Leslie Bixby Black River Union High School 11
Battle for Vermont Susie Francy Leland and Gray Union High School 11
Vermont's Journey of the Four Seasons Jonathan DeRoehn North Country Union High School 11
Inverno in Tre Movimentos Anna Scoppettone Montpelier High School 11
The Frozen Lake Eileen Kocherlakota Burlington High School

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The Moment Malayna Johnson Harwood Union High School

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The Roamings of a Snowshoe Hare Saigelyn Green North Country Union High School

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Vermont Variations Patricia Bristow-Johnson South Burlington High School

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Resources for Composing and Mentoring: Go to http://musiccomp.wordpress.com/category/podcasts/  for podcasts and score examples created by Erik Nielsen to guide your composition should you choose oboe, bassoon, viola or contrabass – also called double bass, string bass or upright bass.

Parent permission for online mentoring for 2014-2015.

See this info sheet for details including fees, due dates and the fine print about submitting work for Opus30.

 

Opus 29 concert

Opus 29 featuring 23 new works created by students in grades 3-12 from 21 different schools in Vermont, Virginia, and Pennsylvania was a delightful event. Students gathered together on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester for rehearsals beginning at noon and concurrent workshops. The concert at 6:30 pm was a rousing success. Watch the Opus 29 page under Performances for the posting of all audio recordings soon. There's also a button there to order the full concert video recording. Order by February 15th please.

NEW - Audio recordings are posted with student descriptions of their work.

It's the beginning of Music-COMP's 20th year anniversary 1995-2015.

It's the Year of the Arts in Vermont and 50 years of the Vermont Arts Council.

A double celebration!

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Opus 29 Info

 

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Professional musicians performed 23 selected works from student submissions to our online mentoring website. The works include students in grades 3-12 from many locations around the state, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Opus 29 featured brass, percussion, piano and voice. Review the details for Opus 29 including submission dates and composition criteria.

January 12, 2015 at Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College. Audio recordings available NOW.

Order the complete Opus 29 video recording including selected rehearsal footage.

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Professional Musicians for Opus 29

Piano

Cynthia Huard

Percussion

Andrew Gagnon, Will Charron

Vocal Ensemble

  Stefanie Weigand, soprano - Linda Radtke, alto  

Erik Nielsen, tenor - Eric K. Brooks, bass

 Inora Brass

 Chris Rivers, Jason Whitcomb, trumpet  

Joy Worland, French horn

Lori Salimando-Porter, trombone

Bill Keck, tuba

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SELECTIONS for the PERFORMANCE LISTED BELOW.

Congratulations to the 60+ students who posted works and interacted with professional composer mentors in our online password protected website with a goal of the live performance of their work.

Title of Composition Student Composer School Grade
A Bright Day Gracie Bangoura Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler, Burlington, VT 5
Angel's Breath Daelan Roosa Independent Study - Westtown School, West Chester, PA 9
Apollo's Medley Susie Francy Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School, Townshend, VT 11
Arab March Ethan Duncan Independent Study - Williston Central School, VT 8
Aria and Fanfare Arijeet Sensharma George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA 12
Brass Quintet in C Major Anna Halladay Edmunds Middle School, Burlington VT 8
El Jazz de Hoy Alex Wick Edmunds Middle School, Burlington VT 6
Et Cetera Brendan Magill Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury VT 8
Lights Ray Aley Colchester High School, VT 10
Limitless Malayna Johnson Harwood Union High School, Duxbury VT 12
Mizu Gabe Harter Independent Study - Springfield HS, VYOA, U32, Montpelier VT 11
Morning Melody Amelia Opsahl and Wells Mundell-Wood The Grammar School, Putney VT 6
Nola Leslie Bixby Black River High School, Ludlow VT 11
O Ship that Travellest Saigelyn Green North Country Union High School, Newport VT 12
Song of the Birds Andrew Kim Independent Study - Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington VT 5
Party at 10 P.M. Annika Heintz Wallingford Elementary School, VT 5
Persistence Wayne Alexander Glover Community School, VT 7
Sibling Rivalry Anna Scoppettone Montpelier High School, VT 11
Solitude Ross Getek Lamoille Union High School, Hyde Park VT 10
The Dancer: Part II Patricia Bristow-Johnson South Burlington High School, VT 12
Trumpet Tune Daniel Wick Champlain Elementary School, Burlington VT 3
Verbis defectis Musica Incipit Emily Ballou South Royalton School, VT 10
Wedding Toast Lily Fournier Main Street Middle School, Montpelier VT 8

 

 

Purchase Opus 28 DVD

Order your Opus 28 concert video now. This program includes the full concert as well as fascinating highlights from afternoon rehearsals and student interviews. Available for standard definition DVD or as Blu-ray disc. You need a Blu-ray player for the Blu-ray disc. Shipping is included. Order Today!

 

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Thanks to Lake Champlain Access TV in collaboration with LCPTV for this video. Special thanks to Maggie Triggs, Assistant Production Manager at LCATV, for her keen eye and grasp of this project.

 

Outstanding Opus 28

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.

Opus 28

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium
37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT  05149

Selected Works Listed Below

Order your Opus 28 concert video now. This program includes the full concert as well as fascinating highlights from afternoon rehearsals and student interviews. Available for standard definition DVD or as Blu-ray disc. You need a Blu-ray player for the Blu-ray disc. Shipping is included. Order Today!

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Thanks to Lake Champlain Access TV in collaboration with LCPTV for this video. Special thanks to Maggie Triggs, Assistant Production Manager at LCATV, for her keen eye and grasp of this project.

25 student compositions were performed in concert with professional musicians on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium in Ludlow, Vermont. Donations to support the project and future Opus events are always welcome.

Performers for Opus 28

Letitia Quante, violin Laura Markowitz, violin
Elizabeth Reif, viola Michael Close, cello
Evan Premo, contrabass
Berta Frank, flute Katie Oprea, oboe and English horn
Steve Klimowski, clarinet and bass clarinet Julian Partridge, bassoon

The Selected Works are listed below. Congratulations to all 80 students who submitted their work to our online mentoring website and participated in discussion with composer mentors for feedback about their work over the last eight weeks. We'd love to perform all the works that were completed, but that would be a very, very long concert. We hope each of you will continue to compose and share your works in this unique and valuable learning experience.

 Title Student Composer Grade  School
A Perilous Journey Kael Kysar 6 Rutland Intermediate School
Clarinet Funk Erik Heitsmith 5 Ludlow Elementary School
Clarinet Quintet Annie Beliveau 12 Essex High School
The Bass Place Brendan Magill 7 Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury
Duette for Flute and Violin Isa Kaplan 6 Charlotte Central School
Festive Dance Emily Lurvey 6 Hardwick Elementary School
Frolic and Despair Ian Morvan 10 Springfield High School
Midnight Ride Colin Desch 7 Main Street Middle School, Montpelier
Overture to Mud Season Daelan Roosa 8 Barnet School
Resonance Wayne Alexander 6 Glover Community School
Schizophrenic Daydream Fred Petzoldt 12 North Country Union High School, Newport
Scottish Sailor Song Ethan Duncan 7 Independent Study - attends Williston Central School
Shades of Purple Erin Magill 8 Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury
Sinking Ship Alex Wick 5 Champlain Elementary School, Burlington
Snowy Blues Abby Crowley 6 Mt. Holly School
String Quartet Rachel Schwartz 9 Harwood Union High School, Duxbury
TA DA! Rosie Saccardo 5 Ludlow Elementary School
The Four Seasons Amelia Opsahl & Wells Mundell-Wood 5 The Grammar School, Putney
The Misty City of Brigadoon Meredith Beals 12 North Country Union High School, Newport
The Night of the Sanziene Johna Saltsman 12 North Country Union High School, Newport
The Overshadow Saigelyn Green 11 North Country Union High School, Newport
The Year Gone By Jessica Beliveau 7 VYOA and Bergeron Studio - attends ADL School, Essex Junction
Time Immemorial Nathan Watts 12 Independent Study - attends Essex High School
Wild Flowers Emilie Boulette 6 Wallingford Elementary School
Petite Opus Noah Saberhagen 12 George Mason High School, Falls Church VA

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Performances

vso featureSam David    Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10 am, Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts. Sammy Beste is a seventh grader at Edmunds Middle School and he'll be joined by classmates and hundreds of other area students at the Flynn Theater Student Matinee when the Vermont Symphony Orchestra plays Sammy's new work composed for CREATE!. Tickets are still available for this exciting show focused on the creative process of music. Composer David Ludwig narrates and introduces Sammy to explain how he created an audio sound carpet and composed a score for In the Garden
 EileenKocherlakota3-2014 150w   Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2 pm, Barre Opera House. Eileen Kocherlakota's Hidden Mountains will be performed by the Vermont Philharmonic at their annual Family Concert. Eileen is a senior at Burlington High School and has composed with Music-COMP since she was a fourth grader at Champlain Elementary School in Burlington. 
 SaigelynGreenweb   Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm - Saigelyn Green, a senior at North Country Union High School, is currently working on her full orchestra work for the Burlington Chamber Orchestra's Annual Celebration of Youth Concert. The concert will be held at Saint Michael's College at the McCarthy Arts Center, Colchester. Yutaka Kono, Artistic Director.

RECENT EVENTS in 2014-2015 (other than Opus live performances)

Wednesday, Janaury 21, 2015 - Ethan Duncan, 8th grader at Williston Central School and currently an Independent Study student with Music-COMP, has written a new work for small orchestra. A Year in Vermont will be premiered by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the Farmer's Night Concert in the State House. Door open at 6:45 pm with concert at 7:30 pm. Jamie Laredo, conducting. Read more at the VSO blog.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Gabe Harter, 11th grader at U32 High School and currently an Independent Study student with Music-COMP, will have his new work for the Vermont Youth Orchestra performed in their Young Artist's Festival concert at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. The concert is at 3:00 pm.

April 5, 2014 -  Erin Magill, 8th grader at Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury VT, and Eileen Kocherlakota, junior at Burlington High School, will be featured in an all-woman composer concert by the Green Mountain Youth Symphony. Barre Opera House, 7:00 pm. Erin’s work is titled Briskly Sunny is for string orchestra. Eileen work, Hidden Mountains, is for full orchestra. Ticket info here.

The GMYS Senior Orchestra presents a full-length program of music composed by American women spanning three centuries. The program includes the entire, rarely heard ‘Gaelic’ Symphony in E minor by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (premiered in 1896 in Boston). The 20th century is represented by a world premiere of Beth Anderson’s Revelation (composed in 1980). Three pieces from the current century are also on the program: Frontier Fancies by Barbara Harbach, featuring violinist Zachary Acosta; Briskly Sunny by Erin Magill; and Hidden Mountains by Eileen Kocherlakota. Miss Magill and Miss Kocherlakota composed their music as part of the Music-COMP mentoring program here in Vermont. This very special program was made possible by a generous grant from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy (www.wophil.org).

April 30, 2014 – Opus 28 featuring brand new works by 25 students at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium, Ludlow VT. 6:30 pm concert. Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted. Produced by Music-COMP. More info here.

May 17, 2014 – Adele Woodmansee, senior at North Country Union High School, Newport VT, will be featured with a new work for the Burlington Chamber Orchestra. Their concert is at 7:30 pm at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael's College.

March 16, 2014 – Nathan Chan, senior at U32 East Montpelier, VT was featured in the Family Concert of the Vermont Philharmonic. His work, Pages from Last Summer, was first presented by the Vermont Youth Orchestra at First Night Burlington, Dec 31, 2013. Barre Opera House, 2 pm. Nathan's work will be featured along with family favorites, Peter and the Wolf, 1812 Overture and a contemporary work by Barbara Harbach.

March 29, 2014  - The Chamber group Arioso performed Music-COMP alumni Jacob Morton-Black's new work Romance for Elizabeth Reid, viola, at a concert at the United Church in Northfield, VT. Jacob is a first year student at Ithaca College majoring in music composition.

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