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.



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

Available: full concert print program. Download here.


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.


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


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.


Instrumentation: select one or more instruments from the following:

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


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

Tags: live performance, student composition, student composer, compostion