Music composition mentoring program’s “opus 36” live recording



Music-COMP (Music Composition Mentoring Program) is a Vermont-based non-profit started in 1995 that teaches students how to compose original music. At Music-COMP, the mission is to allow students of all ages realize their musical creativity. Young composers are paired with a professional composer mentor as they create an original musical work, which is then premiered by the best musicians in Vermont to hundreds of friends, family, and community members.

This can be a truly life-changing experience for young people, and each Opus concert reminds us of the creativity held by the next generation of musicians. It’s an amazing opportunity that we’ve had the opportunity to record twice now!

We recently recorded and mixed the 36th Opus concert, held on April 26th, 2022 at the Cathedral of St Joseph in Burlington, VT. Twenty-five students, ranging from grades 3-12, premiered their original pieces of music they had spent the past year composing. Each piece was performed by an ensemble of the top professional musicians in Vermont, including members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, TURNmusic, and more. This year’s instrumentation included any combination of strings (2 violins, viola, cello, bass), woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon) and piano.

You can listen to the recordings, and learn more about Music-Comp, here: