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Annie Beliveau

Grade 12, Essex High School, Essex Junction VT

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

members of the

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 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 33 Information

Opus 33

Opus 33 will be held on Monday, April 30th 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 resourcesavailable below.

Important Dates to Remember for Opus 33:

2/2 - First Posting Due (There is no minimum length for first postings - a few measures and an idea is all you need!) Additionally, students can begin posting at any time to be considered for our annual Opus concert. 

3/23 - Final Posting Due

3/28 - Selected works announced

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 33 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 33 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 33 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 33 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 Wednesday March 28th 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 11th. 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. 

 

 


 

 

Sinking Ship

Alex Wick

Grade 5, Champlain Elementary School, Burlington VT

Student Summer Opportunities - 2017

Summer Workshop for Student Composers - July 24 - 28, 2017 - 1-4 pm daily

Registration limited - only 2 spots left! Register now.

Spend a week working with Senior Mentor, Erik Nielsen, and other students with an interest in composing for live performance. This workshop is designed for students in grades 6-12 with some previous experience, although Music-COMP membership is not required. Erik will guide each student as they explore various composition skills and techniques to develop works suitable for live performance. A goal of the week is a reading/workshop and recording session with professional instrumentalists.JustinGates Eriksummer12

Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1-4 pm to be held at Montpelier High School, VT. These half day workshop sessions will guide students to create compositions for performance. Read more information and register HERE. Space limited, so register now.

Cost: $245 for the session. Deposit of $50 required with registration, balance due at first class. Register here.Bring a laptop or device or rent a MHS computer for the session for $30.

Summer Online Mentoring available May 22nd - September 15th.

Senior Mentor, Erik Nielsen, and other professional composer mentors will be available for any student interested in using the summer to create new works with the guidance of an online mentor. Summer composition mentoring is $30 for elementary and middle level students and $60 for high school students. This provides for mentoring for one composition from start to finish with no limit to the number of student revisions and online discussion for the one work. The discussion continues through the summer until the student indicates they are finished. Students may submit more than one summer work provided they pay the mentoring fee for each composition.

The fee may be paid online or a check sent to the Music-COMP office at 30 Steeplebush Rd, Essex Junction VT 05452.

Summer Online Mentoring

The Bass Place

Brendan Magill

Grade 7, Harwood Union Middle/High School, Duxbury VT

The Year Gone By

Jessica Beliveau

Grade 7, Albert D. Lawton Middle School, Essex Junction VT

Independent Study

Time Immemorial

Nathan Watts

Grade 12, Essex High School, Independent Study

Wedding Toast

Lily Fournier

Grade 8, Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT