December's Student Composer Showcase features Erik Heitsmith, a 7th grader at Black River Middle School in Ludlow. Erik's pieces begin with a musical germ inspired by "an everyday activity. Like brushing your teeth, or eating breakfast.”
Broadcast Monday Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.
His dream is to be an engineer when he grows up. Erik says writing music combines his love of math with the feeling of building something entirely new.
Recordings: Clarinet Funk from Opus 28 in Ludlow, April 2014, performers were Steve Klimowski, clarinet, Julian Partridge, bassoon. A Vermont Autumn Day from Opus 30 at the Chandler Music Hall, Randolph April 2015, performers were Katie Oprea, oboe, Steve Klimowski, clarinet, and Michael Close, cello.