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A Bright Day

Gracie Bangoura

Grade 5, Integrated Arts Academy at H O Wheeler, Burlington, VT

A Perilous Journey

Kael Kysar

Grade 6, Rutland Intermediate School VT

A Vermont Autumn Day

Erik Heitsmith

Grade 6, Ludlow Elementary School, Ludlow, VT

Angel's Breath

Daelan Roosa

Grade 9, Independent Study Student attending Westtown School, West Chester, PA

Apollo's Medley

Susie Francy

Grade 11, Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School, Townshend, VT

Arab March

Ethan Duncan

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

Aria and Fanfare

Arijeet Sensharma

Grade 12, George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA

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

Brass Quintet in C Major

Anna Halladay

Grade 8, Edmunds Middle School, Burlington,VT

Clarinet Funk

Erik Heitsmith

Grade 5, Ludlow Elementary School VT

Clarinet Quintet

Annie Beliveau

Grade 12, Essex High School, Essex Junction VT

Couching Lion

Erin Magill

Grade 9, Harwood Union High School, Duxbury, VT

Drifting Snow

Neika Haire

Grade 4, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte, VT

Eileen Kocherlakota and the Vermont Philharmonic

Audio recording of Hidden Mountainsfrom a performance by the Vermont Philharmonic on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in their "Espana" Annual Family Concert at the Barre Opera House.

Eileen Kocherlakota has been composing music since she was nine years old. She started composing with Music-COMP and found she enjoyed this new world that was so different from performing. She likes being on the other side of the score, creating melodies, harmonies, and experimenting with the different tones and timbres of the variety of instruments. Eileen has composed for many different combinations of instruments, including string quartet, voice, and full orchestra. She likes the challenge that writing for different types of iEileen LouKosma croppedwide400nstruments presents. Eileen has recently had pieces played by the Burlington Ensemble, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Green Mountain Youth Symphony and through Music-COMP. Throughout her entire composing experience, Eileen has been guided and mentored by composer Erik Nielsen and other Music-COMP mentors. She has also been supported by her family, teachers, and Music-COMP. Eileen is an 18 year old senior at Burlington High School. Outside of composing, Eileen enjoys reading, mathematics, and listening to music.

Hidden Mountains: The concept of mountains being hidden sounds preposterous, and yet it is the idea around which the piece was formed. In the first section of the piece, the mountains are shrouded in fog, and all that can be seen are small glimpses of the peaks. When the piece then switches from minor to major, the sun burns away the fog, and the mountains appear; glorious, beautiful, and majestic. The piece then transitions back to minor, heralding the return of the fog, and obscuring the mountains from all. They are once again a mystery. The piece strives to be both mysterious and hopeful, haunting and joyous, as it illustrates an idea that is at times real, and at others, a dream. All the instruments take part in helping to bring this concept to life, sharing the melody between them, and giving the mountains that spring to life the unpredictability that comes from being hidden.

Hidden Mountains was "commissioned" by the Green Mountain Youth Symphony orchestra under the direction of Bob Blais for it's April 2014 concert featuring women composers. Thanks to the Vermont Philharmonic and director, Lou Kosma, for this collaboration with Music-COMP. Thanks also to Michael Read, president of the Board of Directors, and Edie Miller for publicity.

El Jazz De Hoy

Alex Wick

Grade 6, Edmunds Middle School, Burlington, VT

Et Cetera

Brendan Magill

Grade 8, Harwood Union Middle School, South Duxbury, VT

Festive Dance

Emily Lurvey

Grade 6, Hardwick Elementary School VT

Frolic and Despair

Ian Morvan

Grade 10, Springfield High School, VT