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A Vermont Autumn Day

Erik Heitsmith

Grade 6, Ludlow Elementary School, Ludlow, VT

Autumn Pixies

Nadia Scoppettone

Grade 8, Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT

Battle for Vermont

Susie Francy

Grade 11, Leland and Gray High School, Townsend, VT

Couching Lion

Erin Magill

Grade 9, Harwood Union High School, Duxbury, VT

Drifting Snow

Neika Haire

Grade 4, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte, VT

Frosty Tango

Colin Desch

Grade 8, Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT

Happy Winter Day in Vermont

Kaleigh Goulet-McCarthy

Grade 5, Wallingford Elementary School, Wallingford, VT

Inverno in Tre Movimentos

Anna Scoppettone

Grade 11, Montpelier High School, VT

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.

Celebrate20colorOpus 30 honored Vermont Arts 2015, in celebration of public funding for the arts as well as Music-COMP's 20th anniversary. Read behind-the-scenes story about Opus 30 at the VAC Blog. VAC 2015 color WEB

 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

12

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

12

Vermont Variations Patricia Bristow-Johnson South Burlington High School

12

 

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.

 

Recording List for Opus 30

The audio recording of each student composition along with a description of the work in the student's own words are listed in program order below. Follow the links below to listen and/or download these recordings. Please credit the student composer and Music-COMP if you share this work.

For a full concert DVD or Blu-ray disc, order here and pay with a credit card.If you prefer to pay by check, send $18 for a standard DVD or $22 for a Blu-ray disc which includes shipping to: Music-COMP, 30 Steeplebush Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452.

Thanks to Jeff Perrin, audio engineer for Opus 30 and all previous Opus events.

OPUS 30 PROGRAM ORDER

Two Irish Dances by Rachel Schwartz

The Weather Outside by Gracie BangouraWindRehearsal Victoria350w

The Green Mountain Storm by Darius Parker

The Mystery of Winter by Zoe Robb

War is Comin' by Asom Hayman-Jones

A Vermont Autumn Day by Erik Heitsmith

Drifting Snow by Neika Haire

The Mimic by Victoria Barbieri

Happy Winter Day in Vermont by Kaleigh Goulet-McCarthy

In the Depths of Lake Champlain by Ella Mason

Autumn Pixies by Nadia Scoppettone

The Moment by Malayna Johnson

St. Albans, 1864 by Ethan Duncan

Battle for Vermont by Susie Francy

Frosty Tango by Colin Desch

The Frozen Lake by Eileen Kocherlakota

The Roamings of a Snowshoe Hare by Saigelyn GreenChamplainElem followalongwithElla350w

Inverno in Tre Movimentos by Anna Scoppettone

Vermont Variations by Patricia Bristow-Johnson

Sunset in the Mountains by Cameron Kimball

Vermont's Magic by Leslie Bixby

Woodwind Quartet in D Major by Anna Halladay

Couching Lion by Erin Magill

Vermont's Journey of the Four Seasons by Jonathan DeRoehn

Winter Walk by Jacob Dennison

St. Albans, 1864

Ethan Duncan

Grade 8, Independent Study Student attending Williston Central School, VT

The Frozen Lake

Eileen Kocherlakota

Grade 12, Burlington High School, VT

The Green Mountain Storm

Darius Parker

Grade 5, The Grammar School, Putney, VT

The Mimic

Victoria Barbieri

Grade 5, Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler, Burlington, VT

The Moment

Malayna Johnson

Grade 12, Harwood Union High School, Duxbury, VT

The Mystery of Winter

Zoe Robb

Grade 5, The Grammar School, Putney, VT

The Weather Outside

Gracie Bangoura

Grade 5, Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler, Burlington, VT

Two Irish Dances

Rachel Schwartz

Grade 10, Harwood Union High School, Duxbury, VT