After two years of postponed or virtual events, the Vermont Music-COMP nonprofit organization presents an in-person and online world premiere of 25 works by student composers on Tuesday, April 26 in Burlington.
The music education organization’s Opus 36 concert will bring together student composers and professional musicians at St. Paul’s Cathedral Church to rehearse and perform pieces created by students in grades 3-12 from around the world. ‘State.
Among them will be Crossett Brook Middle School sixth grader Robin Weigand’s original composition titled “Mindstorm.” Also on the program, a piece for piano and cello entitled “Raindrops of the Desert” composed by junior Molly Caffry of Harwood Union High School.
The free performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be online at music-comp.org/opus-36.
Music-COMP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing young composers with music composition experience through online mentorship, live performances, and free resources, while also offering professional development for music teachers. Since its Opus 1 concert in April 2000, Music-COMP has premiered 873 new works by Vermont student composers.
Two local musicians run Music COMP: Executive Director Matt LaRocca of Duxbury and Director of Education Stefanie Weigand of the Waterbury Center.