1995-2013 Vermont MIDI Project marks 18 years of efforts infusing music composition into the curriculum to enrich students' musical lives.
The purpose of the Vermont MIDI Project is to encourage and support students in composing and arranging music. A community of professional composers, teachers, pre-service educators, and students engage in mentoring and online discussion of student work. Learn more.
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New school members and Independent Study students welcome to join now.
Independent Study students are homeschooled or students without a program at their school.Contact Sandi for IS member details.
Thanks to all backers for our
previous successful campaigns on Kickstarter - the crowd
funding platform for creative projects. The catch - raise
the funds by the deadline or get nothing! Our deadline is
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM. No Fooling!
Can you help us with our Opus 26 campaign so we
can support all the students with professional mentoring
on their work, professional musicians to play about 24
selected scores in concert, AND professional recording to
create an audio CD and complete concert DVD.
NEWS FROM 2012
Read about Zach Sheets who began composing with VMP as a fifth grader. Now he's a junior at Harvard University and continues to receive recognition for his compositions.
Thanks to Jody Woos for organizing this new section.
We're looking for more alumni who would share how composing with VMP has influenced their lives. Contact Sandi if you are an alumni or have contact info for one of the thousands of young composers from the project.
David Morgan's brass quintet composition titled "Verdant Gales" will be performed at the Family Concert by the Vermont Philharmonia at the Barre Opera House on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm. Tickets and more information
View a movie featuring classrooms, performance rehearsals, concert stage and professional composer mentor interview.
Performances of Student Compositions:
Jacob Morton-Black's composition for orchestra, Overture, was performed as part of the Vermont Youth Orchestra's First Night appearance at the Flynn Theater, Burlington, VT at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Read an article about Jacob in the Burlington Free Press.
Jill and the
Beanstalk, a fractured fairy tale
written for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra by
Burlington High School 9th grader, Eileen
Kocherlakota will be presented in three
performances with the VSO's Holiday Pops Concerts.
The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble
performed Cecelia Daigle's two
movement piece titled Mortal
Fools in two concerts: the Unitarian
Church in Montpelier on Friday, April 1, 2011, and the
Flynn Space in Burlington, VT on April 3, 2011.
Colin and Bastien Gliech arranged a song about Alternative Energy called Wind, Water and Sun for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's One Green Earth concert as part of the Flynn Students Matinee Series in two performances on December 2, 2010. The song was created by 4th graders with their teacher Aurie Thibault from the Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler in Burlington VT.
Seven Vermont MIDI Project composers had compositions performed in a reading session with eighth blackbird in connection with a master class/reading session held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College. Students are: Gawain Usher, Eileen Kocherlakota, Anne Sutton, Nicolas Chlebak, Kate Sheeser, Josh Morris and Aaron Gould-Kavet.
Joshua Morris from St. Albans, VT participated in the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival as one of four invited young composers. His cello piano duet was included in the Sounding Board reading session of new music, performed by Colin Carr and Matan Porat. The Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra performed Eamon Roosa's Opus 20 piece, Melody for Flute and Oboe, on April 29th, 2010. Eamon is an 8th grader from Barnet School.
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