Student Composer Showcase: Colin Desch

Mar 4, 2016

March's Student Composer Showcase is Colin Desch. The Montpelier High School ninth grader already has a recent Vermont Symphony Orchestra premiere under his belt.

Colin's love of music is encouraged by his family, to the point where his father's annual Christmas request is a new piece, composed and performed by Colin and his sister. "Music is a thing that comes from inspiration, and there’s nothing you can just pull straight out of your head," says Colin. "You have to think about it a lot to find something that comes close to being purely creative."

The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP's online composition mentoring program. Find out more at music-COMP.org.

Colin wrote Tempesta for the Farmers' Night David M. Wilson Memorial Concert presented on Jan. 27, 2016 with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Jaime Laredo directed an ensemble of VSO musicians.