Podcast describes an online mentoring program for aspiring composers


Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 8.24.35 AMVt. Students Learn Music Composition Through Mentoring Program

Thursday, 01/03/13 4:50pm

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Neal Charnoff  (reprinted from VPR)

Music composition is alive and well in Vermont schools, thanks to an online mentoring program.

Music-COMP is a non-profit service which brings together music teachers and professional mentors to insure that composition is a part of music class curricula.

Concerts are held several times a year which feature student compositions performed by professional musicians.

Music-COMP’s executive director, Sandi MacLeod, speaks with VPR’s Neal Charnoff about the program. The interview includes a clip from “Summer Fanfare”, a piece composed by Ethan Foster and Robin McOwen, sixth graders last year at the Grammar School in Putney.  The performers are trumpeter Jason Whitcomb and trombonist Wesley Hopper.