Student Composer Showcase

Hear the Student Composers on VPR Classical, the first week of every month, on Monday at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.

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Each month, VPR Classical highlights the work of young composers throughout the region for the Student Composer Showcase. Matt Skelly is a recent graduate from Harwood Union High School, and begins studies in Music at Boston University this fall.

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For July's Student Composer Showcase we’ll meet cellist, pianist, and composer Sophie Wood, a recent graduate of Otter Valley Union High School.

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Each month, VPR Classical highlights the work of talented young composers for the Student Composer Showcase. We first spoke with Rachel Schwartz when she was a junior at Harwood Union High School. We'll catch up with Schwartz as she prepares to head to the Crane School of Music in the fall.

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For May's Student Composer Showcase we hear two perspectives on the process of writing music: one from a student composer and the other from the professional mentor helping her shape her works.

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For April's Student Composer Showcase we'll meet Andrew Kim, an eighth-grader at F. H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington.

Troy's Jacob Dennison is the featured young musician for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.

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Emily Sinnott is a senior at Harwood Union High School, and is this month's pick for the Student Composer Showcase.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase highlights the work of talented young composers throughout the region. This month, we're going behind the music, to learn about the mentoring relationships that help this music come to life.

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The Student Composer Showcase for December is Izzy Serebrov.

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Each month, VPR Classical highlights the work of talented young composers from across the region for our Student Composer Showcase. For August, we'll meet a recent graduate of North Country Union High School, Jonathan DeRoehn.

Susie Francy is a recent graduate from Leland and Gray, and July’s featured composer for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.

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Anna Scoppettone graduates from Montpelier High School this month, and will head to the University of Connecticut Honors College in the fall. Her piece Where Do We Go? premiered in April, and tells the story of a Syrian refugee family.

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Glover Community School 8th grader Asom Hayman-Jones is featured in May’s Student Composer Showcase.

Sam Beste is an 8th grader at Edmund’s Middle School in Burlington, and April's Student Composer Showcase on VPR Classical.

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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.

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This month our student composer showcase features Gracie Bangoura, a sixth grader at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington.

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Each Month, VPR Classical highlights the work of talented young composers in the region, for a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. This January we’re doing something a little different, and dropping in on the compositional process as it happens.

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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.

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Every month, VPR Classical highlights the music of a young local composer in a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. For November, we meet Waterbury’s Rachel Schwartz, a Junior at Harwood Union High School.

Broadcast Monday 11/2 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday 11/4 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday 11/6 at 4 p.m.; Saturday 11/7 at 9 a.m.

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Each month VPR Classical features the work of a young composer, in a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. This October we'll meet Wayne Alexander, an 8th grader at the Glover Community School.

Broadcast Monday 10/5 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday 10/7 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday 10/9 at 4 p.m.; Saturday 10/10 at 9 a.m.

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