Grade 12, Essex High School, Essex Junction VT
Grade 12, Essex High School, Essex Junction VT
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium
37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT 05149
Selected Works Listed Below
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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.
|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|
Professional musicians performed 23 selected works from student submissions to our online mentoring website. The works include students in grades 3-12 from many locations around the state, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Opus 29 featured brass, percussion, piano and voice. Review the details for Opus 29 including submission dates and composition criteria.
January 12, 2015 at Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College. Audio recordings available NOW.
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Professional Musicians for Opus 29
Andrew Gagnon, Will Charron
Stefanie Weigand, soprano - Linda Radtke, alto
Erik Nielsen, tenor - Eric K. Brooks, bass
Chris Rivers, Jason Whitcomb, trumpet
Joy Worland, French horn
Lori Salimando-Porter, trombone
Bill Keck, tuba
SELECTIONS for the PERFORMANCE LISTED BELOW.
Congratulations to the 60+ students who posted works and interacted with professional composer mentors in our online password protected website with a goal of the live performance of their work.
|Title of Composition||Student Composer||School||Grade|
|A Bright Day||Gracie Bangoura||Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler, Burlington, VT||5|
|Angel's Breath||Daelan Roosa||Independent Study - Westtown School, West Chester, PA||9|
|Apollo's Medley||Susie Francy||Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School, Townshend, VT||11|
|Arab March||Ethan Duncan||Independent Study - Williston Central School, VT||8|
|Aria and Fanfare||Arijeet Sensharma||George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA||12|
|Brass Quintet in C Major||Anna Halladay||Edmunds Middle School, Burlington VT||8|
|El Jazz de Hoy||Alex Wick||Edmunds Middle School, Burlington VT||6|
|Et Cetera||Brendan Magill||Harwood Union Middle School, Duxbury VT||8|
|Lights||Ray Aley||Colchester High School, VT||10|
|Limitless||Malayna Johnson||Harwood Union High School, Duxbury VT||12|
|Mizu||Gabe Harter||Independent Study - Springfield HS, VYOA, U32, Montpelier VT||11|
|Morning Melody||Amelia Opsahl and Wells Mundell-Wood||The Grammar School, Putney VT||6|
|Nola||Leslie Bixby||Black River High School, Ludlow VT||11|
|O Ship that Travellest||Saigelyn Green||North Country Union High School, Newport VT||12|
|Song of the Birds||Andrew Kim||Independent Study - Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington VT||5|
|Party at 10 P.M.||Annika Heintz||Wallingford Elementary School, VT||5|
|Persistence||Wayne Alexander||Glover Community School, VT||7|
|Sibling Rivalry||Anna Scoppettone||Montpelier High School, VT||11|
|Solitude||Ross Getek||Lamoille Union High School, Hyde Park VT||10|
|The Dancer: Part II||Patricia Bristow-Johnson||South Burlington High School, VT||12|
|Trumpet Tune||Daniel Wick||Champlain Elementary School, Burlington VT||3|
|Verbis defectis Musica Incipit||Emily Ballou||South Royalton School, VT||10|
|Wedding Toast||Lily Fournier||Main Street Middle School, Montpelier VT||8|
Thank you to students for your engaging and creative works! Thanks to our incredible musicians! Thanks to all teachers, composer mentors, parents, board members and staff for your part in making an exciting day for all on Wednesday, April 29th at Opus 30 at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
Post Concert - Important Information for Parents, Students, Teachers and Friends:
Consider summer online mentoring and/or the student summer workshop with Erik Nielsen. More information here.
DVD and Blu-Ray disc orders of the complete Opus 30 concert including many student interviews and rehearsal footage available here. Order today! This is an incredible video program produced in collaboration with Lake Champlain Cable Access TV. You'll learn more about Music-COMP and hear from many students about their experiences.
New this year for Opus 30 - Vermont Music Inspired by Vermont Themes: Since we’re celebrating Music-COMP’s 20th anniversary and 2015 Year of the Arts in Vermont, all compositions for Opus 30 have some connection to Vermont. This concert is full of original music inspired by Vermont seasons, nature, maple syrup, historical events and more.
Berta Frank, flute
Katie Oprea, oboe and English horn
Steve Klimowski, clarinet and bass clarinet
Julian Partridge, bassoon and contrabassoon
members of the
Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble
Letitia Quante, violin
Jane Kittredge, violin
Elizabeth Reid, viola
Michael Close, cello
Evan Premo, bass
Elementary Selections - Grades 3-5
|Drifting Snow||Neika Haire||Charlotte Central School||4|
|In the Depths of Lake Champlain||Ella Mason||Champlain Elementary School||5|
|The Weather Outside||Gracie Bangoura||Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler||5|
|The Mimic||Victoria Barbieri||Integrated Arts Academy at HO Wheeler||5|
|The Green Mountain Storm||Darius Parker||The Grammar School||5|
|The Mystery of Winter||Zoe Robb||The Grammar School||5|
|Happy Winter Day in Vermont||Kaleigh Goulet-McCarthy||Wallingford Elementary School||5|
|Middle Level Selections -Grades 6-8|
|A Vermont Autumn Day||Erik Heitsmith||Ludlow Elementary||6|
|War is Comin'||Asom Hayman-Jones||Glover Community School||7|
|Wind Quartet in D Major||Anna Halladay||Edmunds Middle School||8|
|St. Albans, 1864||Ethan Duncan||Independent Study Student - Willsiton Central||8|
|Autumn Pixies||Nadia Scoppettone||Main Street Middle School, Montpelier||8|
|Frosty Tango||Colin Desch||Main Street Middle School, Montpelier||8|
|High School Selections -Grades 9-12|
|Couching Lion||Erin Magill||Harwood Union High School||9|
|Two Irish Dances||Rachel Schwartz||Harwood Union High School||10|
|Winter Walk||Jacob Dennison||Lake Region Union High School||10|
|Sunset in the Mountains||Cameron Kimball||South Royalton High School||10|
|Vermont's Magic||Leslie Bixby||Black River Union High School||11|
|Battle for Vermont||Susie Francy||Leland and Gray Union High School||11|
|Vermont's Journey of the Four Seasons||Jonathan DeRoehn||North Country Union High School||11|
|Inverno in Tre Movimentos||Anna Scoppettone||Montpelier High School||11|
|The Frozen Lake||Eileen Kocherlakota||Burlington High School||
|The Moment||Malayna Johnson||Harwood Union High School||
|The Roamings of a Snowshoe Hare||Saigelyn Green||North Country Union High School||
|Vermont Variations||Patricia Bristow-Johnson||South Burlington High School||
Resources for Composing and Mentoring: Go to http://musiccomp.wordpress.com/category/podcasts/ for podcasts and score examples created by Erik Nielsen to guide your composition should you choose oboe, bassoon, viola or contrabass – also called double bass, string bass or upright bass.
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.
Available: full concert print program. Download here.
Opus 33 will be held on Monday, April 30th at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester. The family-friendly, free concert is at 6:30 pm. Rehearsals begin at noon with concurrent workshops for students. Join us anytime during the afternoon to see students guiding professional musicians in how to perform the student work. Submission details, fee info, selection criteria, and composing resourcesavailable below.
Brass Quintet (2 trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba)
2 Percussion: two performers available with xylophone, glockenspiel, drum set, 4 tom-toms, snare, woodblock, tambourine, suspended cymbal, triangle)
Vocal Quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Dates to Remember for Opus 33:
2/2 - First Posting Due (There is no minimum length for first postings - a few measures and an idea is all you need!) Additionally, students can begin posting at any time to be considered for our annual Opus concert.
3/23 - Final Posting Due
3/28 - Selected works announced
Online Mentoring Required within New Mentoring Site: All teachers and students will need to register, and create a new profile even if they used the mentoring site prior to July 2016. Usernames and passwords for our old site are no longer valid. The handout below will help with the registration process.
Music-COMP professional composer mentors review the student works on the mentoring website at the conclusion of the Opus 33 posting time. Mentors vote on those compositions "best for live performance" within three grade level groups: elementary, middle level, and high school. Announcement of those selected works will be Wednesday March 28th by noon on this website. If selected, the student work is not finished, but ready for the final details of score preparation - an important step prior to sending scores and parts to musicians. A professional composer mentor will guide each student in score preparation which must be completed by April 11th. This process usually take two or three more discussions and 7-10 days to complete.
Mentors review each work for: correct range for the instruments; accurate notation; evidence of dynamics, articulations, and expressive marks to convey the student composer's intent. The score must be titled and include the name of the student composer.
Grade 5, Champlain Elementary School, Burlington VT
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.
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.
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.
Grade 7, Harwood Union Middle/High School, Duxbury VT
Grade 7, Albert D. Lawton Middle School, Essex Junction VT
Grade 12, Essex High School, Independent Study
Grade 8, Main Street Middle School, Montpelier, VT