VPR Classical Revives its Student Composer Showcase with Grace Carlomagno's "Traffic Lights"
VPR Classical is reviving its Student Composer Showcase, presented in collaboration with Music-COMP and Lake Champlain Access Television. Each month we’ll highlight student composers from around the state, bringing you performances of their original compositions.
The Music Composition Mentoring Program (Music-COMP) is a Vermont non-profit started in 1995 that teaches students in grades 3-12 how to compose original music. Students are paired with professional composers as mentors, and over 50 works are premiered each year with professional musicians.
This month, we feature a work written in 2017 by then-sophomore at Montpelier High School, Grace Carlomagno. Here she speaks about why she writes music, and introduces her piece titled, “Traffic Lights.”
Letitia Quante & Jane Kittredge, violins
Elizabeth Reid, viola
Michael Close, cello
Opus 32 presented by Music-COMP
May 15, 2017
Elley Long Music Center at St. Michael's College
Next week Music-COMP will present its first showcase in two years, Opus 36, with a performance featuring 25 young composers from around the state. Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more at music-comp.org.
Production support for the Student Composer Showcase is provided by Lake Champlain Access Television, a community media center serving eight towns in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties, providing a free forum for expression, and a link to local government and training. More at lcatv.org