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Opus 28

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium
37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT  05149

Selected Works Listed Below

Order your Opus 28 concert video now. This program includes the full concert as well as fascinating highlights from afternoon rehearsals and student interviews. Available for standard definition DVD or as Blu-ray disc. You need a Blu-ray player for the Blu-ray disc. Shipping is included. Order Today!

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Thanks to Lake Champlain Access TV in collaboration with LCPTV for this video. Special thanks to Maggie Triggs, Assistant Production Manager at LCATV, for her keen eye and grasp of this project.

25 student compositions were performed in concert with professional musicians on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium in Ludlow, Vermont. Donations to support the project and future Opus events are always welcome.

Performers for Opus 28

Letitia Quante, violin Laura Markowitz, violin
Elizabeth Reif, viola Michael Close, cello
Evan Premo, contrabass
Berta Frank, flute Katie Oprea, oboe and English horn
Steve Klimowski, clarinet and bass clarinet Julian Partridge, bassoon

The Selected Works are listed below. Congratulations to all 80 students who submitted their work to our online mentoring website and participated in discussion with composer mentors for feedback about their work over the last eight weeks. We'd love to perform all the works that were completed, but that would be a very, very long concert. We hope each of you will continue to compose and share your works in this unique and valuable learning experience.

 Title Student Composer Grade  School
A Perilous Journey Kael Kysar 6 Rutland Intermediate School
Clarinet Funk Erik Heitsmith 5 Ludlow Elementary School
Clarinet Quintet Annie Beliveau 12 Essex High School
The Bass Place Brendan Magill 7 Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury
Duette for Flute and Violin Isa Kaplan 6 Charlotte Central School
Festive Dance Emily Lurvey 6 Hardwick Elementary School
Frolic and Despair Ian Morvan 10 Springfield High School
Midnight Ride Colin Desch 7 Main Street Middle School, Montpelier
Overture to Mud Season Daelan Roosa 8 Barnet School
Resonance Wayne Alexander 6 Glover Community School
Schizophrenic Daydream Fred Petzoldt 12 North Country Union High School, Newport
Scottish Sailor Song Ethan Duncan 7 Independent Study - attends Williston Central School
Shades of Purple Erin Magill 8 Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury
Sinking Ship Alex Wick 5 Champlain Elementary School, Burlington
Snowy Blues Abby Crowley 6 Mt. Holly School
String Quartet Rachel Schwartz 9 Harwood Union High School, Duxbury
TA DA! Rosie Saccardo 5 Ludlow Elementary School
The Four Seasons Amelia Opsahl & Wells Mundell-Wood 5 The Grammar School, Putney
The Misty City of Brigadoon Meredith Beals 12 North Country Union High School, Newport
The Night of the Sanziene Johna Saltsman 12 North Country Union High School, Newport
The Overshadow Saigelyn Green 11 North Country Union High School, Newport
The Year Gone By Jessica Beliveau 7 VYOA and Bergeron Studio - attends ADL School, Essex Junction
Time Immemorial Nathan Watts 12 Independent Study - attends Essex High School
Wild Flowers Emilie Boulette 6 Wallingford Elementary School
Petite Opus Noah Saberhagen 12 George Mason High School, Falls Church VA





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.


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

Student Summer Opportunities - 2017

Summer Workshop for Student Composers - July 24 - 28, 2017 - 1-4 pm daily

Registration limited - only 2 spots left! Register now.

Spend a week working with Senior Mentor, Erik Nielsen, and other students with an interest in composing for live performance. This workshop is designed for students in grades 6-12 with some previous experience, although Music-COMP membership is not required. Erik will guide each student as they explore various composition skills and techniques to develop works suitable for live performance. A goal of the week is a reading/workshop and recording session with professional instrumentalists.JustinGates Eriksummer12

Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1-4 pm to be held at Montpelier High School, VT. These half day workshop sessions will guide students to create compositions for performance. Read more information and register HERE. Space limited, so register now.

Cost: $245 for the session. Deposit of $50 required with registration, balance due at first class. Register here.Bring a laptop or device or rent a MHS computer for the session for $30.

Summer Online Mentoring available May 22nd - September 15th.

Senior Mentor, Erik Nielsen, and other professional composer mentors will be available for any student interested in using the summer to create new works with the guidance of an online mentor. Summer composition mentoring is $30 for elementary and middle level students and $60 for high school students. This provides for mentoring for one composition from start to finish with no limit to the number of student revisions and online discussion for the one work. The discussion continues through the summer until the student indicates they are finished. Students may submit more than one summer work provided they pay the mentoring fee for each composition.

The fee may be paid online or a check sent to the Music-COMP office at 30 Steeplebush Rd, Essex Junction VT 05452.

Summer Online Mentoring