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Standard royalblue tshirtStandard sizes S - 5X and Women's Styling size XS to 4X.womenspurple tshirt

Also kid/youth sizes XS to XL and all sizes available in four different colors. Order TODAY!  Read more



Professional Development for Teachers - Summer 2016

July 18-22, 2016 at Lyndon State College. Conversational Solfege with Betsy Greene OR Technology for Teaching and Learning in ALL Music Classrooms: Summer Institute 2016. Select one course for the week with workshop hours only or graduate credit through Castleton University.  Meals and Housing for an additional $200. Register by June 1 for an early registration reward.   More info here


Leslie Bixby's Surviving Soul for orchestra

The Champlain Philharmonic premiered this new work at Green Mountain College in PoultneyLeslie Bixby on May 8th and the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on May 15th. Listen to Leslie's new work conducted by Yutaka Kono with the Champlain Phil. Read more... 

Anna Scoppettone - Student Composer Showcase for June

Listen to Anna's moving new vocal work, Where Do We Go?, about a refugee family and their struggles.anna scoppettone This work touched many in the audience at Opus 31. Anna's interview discusses the inspiration and research that led to this work. Listen here...


Summer Workshop for Student Composers - July 25-29, 2016

1-4 daily at Montpelier High School with Professional composer and Senior Mentor with Music-COMP, JustinGates Eriksummer12Erik Nielsen. Registration open, but only 2 more spaces available. Read more or register here.

Asom Hayman-Jones - Student Composer Showcase for May

This month Vermont Public Radio Classical features Asom Hayman-Jones, an eighth grader from Glover Community School.Asom cropped 125w Listen to his interview and hear his most recent work, March to the End, from Opus 31. Listen to VPR's Student Composer Showcase here

Opus 31 a Resounding Success!

Opus 31 was an inspirational day of rehearsals, workshops, student interviews and the concert itself. Coming soon - audio files as well as a full concert DVD complete with rehearsal footage and student interviews.  Read more

Kickstarter Opus 31 Fundraising a Success

Thanks to 160 supporters, we reached AND exceeded our goal of raising $9000 to support Opus 31 and online mentoring.

If you didn't get to pledge to Kickstarter, but want to donate, use the Donate Button at the top of this page or mail a contribution to Music-COMP, 30 Steeplebush Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452. We're aiming for our future events, online mentoring and development of resources.

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.

Video Interviews

Enjoy full length interviews conducted by Mei Endo with students at Opus 31. Hear what Jacob Dennison, Jonathan DeRoehn and Izzy Patterson think about composing, the inspiration behind their pieces, the mentor process and more. 

Jacob Dennison


Jonathan DeRoehn


Izzy Patterson



During Opus 30, students were interviewed to see what they think about writing music, the composition process, Opus events and more.

Thank you to LCATV for all of their help.

How are real musicians different from computer playback?

Thoughts from Nadia Scoppettone, Wayne Alexander, Kaleigh Goulet-McCarthy, Rachel Schwartz, Erin Magill, Malayna Johnson and Eileen Kocherlakota. Music by Ethan Duncan.



Why do you write music?

Thoughts and music from Saigelyn Green and Jonathan DeRoehn
North Country Union High School

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