Welcome to Music-Comp

Welcome to Music-COMP, Music Composition Online Mentoring Program (formerly the Vermont MIDI Projct). 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.

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Retirement Celebration and Concert

Sandi MacLeod's retiring after 22 years with Music-COMP.

Celebrate with us - Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms

6-7 pm Social Hour with cash bar and hors d'oeuvres

7 Concert featuring a dozen of Sandi's favorite works and a brand new piece by Erik Nielsen, Senior Composer Mentor, created for the occasion

8:15 after concert cake

More info here.

In lieu of gifts, Sandi has asked for contributions to continue the work of Music-COMP.  DONATE HERE


For just a few dollars per month, you can help ensure students will be writing music with Music-COMP for years to come. With your support, students throughout Vermont will continue to see their music come to life!

Please Donate TODAY!


Professional Development for Teachers - Summer 2017

Five Full Days - July 17-21, 2017 at Lyndon State College. Register for First Steps in Music TM with Betsy Greene OR Technology for Teaching and Learning in ALL Music Classrooms: Summer Institute 2017. Select one course for the week with workshop hours only or 3 graduate credits through Castleton University.  Meals and Housing for an additional $229. Visit here for more information.

Spring Online Courses for Teachers

January 30 - March 10 - one graduate credit or workshop credit only

March 27 - May 5 - one graduate credit or workshop credit only


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