Student Composer Showcase

Hear Student Composers discuss their work on VPR Classical.

Saigelyn Green is a junior at North Country Union High School.  Her piece for brass quartet is called "Song for Grace," and was composed in memory of her great grandmother.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP, the Music Composition Online Mentoring Program.

Listen today at 4 pm, Wednesday at 12 pm, and Friday at 8 am.

Alex Wick is a fifth grader at Champlain Elementary School in Burlington and has been composing music since he was in third grade.  His solo piano work, "Entertainment in F Major," mixes Bach and boogie-woogie, and was performed in January 2013 by University of Vermont pianist and composer David Feuerzeig.

The Student Composer Showcase is produced in partnership with Music-COMP, the Music Composition Online Mentoring Program.

Listen Wednesday at 8 am and Friday at 12 pm.

David Fischer is a home-schooled high school senior from Burlington.  His work for chamber octet is called "The Best of Change," and it reflects on Adam and Eve's loss of innocence in the Garden of Eden.  It was premiered in May at Music-COMP's Opus 26 Concert in Derby Line, Vermont.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP (Music Composition Online Mentoring Program).

Daelan Roosa is an eighth grader at the Barnet School, and has been studying and composing music since he was in second grade.  He also plays piano, violin, and trumpet.  His piece 'Wolves' Hunt" is scored for brass trio, and depicts a pack of wolves as they stalk, catch, and feast on their prey.

Listen Tuesday at 4 pm, Wednesday at 8 am, and Friday at 12 pm on VPR Classical.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase is produced in partnership with Music-COMP.


September's Student Composer Showcase features Noah Marconi of Shelburne, a recent graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School.  His orchestral work, "Memories Past," reflects on his blossoming as a musicians and composer during his high school years.

The VPR Classical Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP, the Music Composition Online Mentoring Program.

VPR Classical's Student Composer for August, in conjunction with Music-Comp,  is Nathan Chan. He'll be a senior this fall at U-32 High School. His piece is called Melody to an Unheard Story.

This is what he says about it:  Drawing influences from Broadway, film and electronic music, I've created Melody to an Unheard Story.  It would take many words to describe the dimensions of my short life; so I've chosen to display a few aspects of it through this Unheard Story instead.  

Ivan Voinov is a computer-based musician from Colchester, and his work for piano, violin, cello, and clarinet is called "The Harpy and the Griffin."  It tells the fanciful tale of two rival mythical flying creatures.  Ivan plans to attend Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore this fall where he will study computer music.

The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP, the Music Composition Online Mentoring Program.

Cecelia Daigle, of Moretown, is a senior at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury.  Her piece for strings plus oboe and bassoon is called "Something About Goblins," and it depicts a civilization of underground goblins who overthrow their oppressive master.

Listen Monday 6/3 at 4:05 pm, Wednesday 6/5 at 12:05 pm, and Friday 6/7 at 8:05 am.

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Jacob Morton-Black is a senior at Colchester High School.  His piece for string quartet, "Chapter One: Bar 60," was inspired by the music of Arnold Schoenberg. 

Student Composer Showcase: Justin Gates

Apr 29, 2013

On Monday, VPR Classical is kicking off a new feature that celebrates student composers from the region. Each episode of the Student Composer Showcase will air three times during the first week of each month. The first edition will air April 1 at 4:05pm, April 3 at 8:05am and April 5 at 12:05pm. The series will also be archived at VPR.net.

VPR is proud to partner with NPR and stations around the country in the second annual Public Radio Music Month, a nationwide initiative that connects local public radio stations, artists and audiences in communities across the United States.

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