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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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Opus 24
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Opus 25
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Writing for Contrabass and Viola
Also for oboe and bassoon

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or call 802-879-0065

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BENEFITS: live performances, online mentoring,
professional development for teachers,
composition resources,
discounts on software and services

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.

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Kickstarter campaign for
  Opus 26 UNDERWAY
We must reach the goal
by April 1st, 2013
or get nothing!

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.


Alumni Spotlight:
New feature! 
Alumni Spotlight featuring Zach Sheets

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.

Upcoming Performances:

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.
Friday, December 9th, 7:30 pm at the Barre Opera House
Saturday, Dec 10, 7:30 pm at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington
Sunday, Dec 11, 3:00 pm at the Paramount Theater, Rutland.
This new work will delight all audiences. Get your tickets now.

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.

Joshua Morris' "Suite for Solo Viola" was performed in concert by Elizabeth Reid on  Saturday March 12th at Radio Bean in Burlington. Liz performed this piece at the Opus 20 concert as well.

Joshua Morris, a homeschooled senior from St. Albans, entered the winning score in the annual Call for Compositions by the Vermont Youth OrchestraIn the Night was performed at the First Night Burlington celebration at the Flynn Theater on December 31, 2010.

Joshua Clinger's Cordoban Puppets for brass quintet was featured by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet in five concerts held between December 16-20 in five different Vermont communities. Josh graduated from North Country Union High School and is now a first year music student at Johnson State College.

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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and thanks to Joe Berkovitz for his recognition of our ground-breaking work. Noteflight Learning Edition will bring new tools for composition to many more students.