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Summer Student Workshop - Writing for VSO SymphonyKids Trio

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In July 2015, Music-COMP students signed up for an intense week of composition with Erik Nielsen, Senior Composer Mentor with Music-COMP. This summer the focus was on writing for the VSO woodwind trio called Raising Cane. Throughout the week students examined the clarinet, oboe, and bassoon in depth and composed for the trio.

Thanks to the VSO SymphonyKids educational program for providing the woodwind trio for a reading and performance session. Thanks also to Burlington High School for the workshop space.

Below are the four recordings from that session. You can hear more about the workshop week with student interviews and comments by Erik Nielsen at the Vermont Public Radio Classical's Student Composer Showcase aired in January 2016 titled, 1 Week to a Trio .


Raising Cane announced that Doo-Wopby Ethan Duncan was selected to add a “catchy” touch to their school program. Congratulations Ethan! Look for local school performances by Raising Cane this spring.
Recordings below -

Rising by Jacob Dennison, eleventh grader, Troy, VT

Doo-Wop by Ethan Duncan, ninth grader, Williston, VT

Trio by Davis Holt, tenth grader, Shelburne, VT

Woodwind Trio in Three Movements by Anna Halladay, ninth grader, Burlington VT

Read more about last summer at the registration page here. Summer July 25-29, 2016 Registration open now.