Professional composers and other project participants critique compositions in-progress and make suggestions about possible changes and improvements. This work takes place in a respectful climate with established protocols for this mentoring.
Resources for music composition are gathered and disseminated through a variety of means: print handouts, interactive learning network sessions, lecture/demonstration sessions, and in-school residencies.
Since April 2000, the Opus events have been held each fall and spring. The power of live performance by professional musicians has become a driving force for students in the Vermont MIDI Project. Teachers also encourage live performance of original compositions in their own schools.
Since 1996, the project has provided residential summer institutes where educators compose as well as learn technology. One teacher remarked that he had never been asked to compose in his 30-year career. "I have not been able to play (practice or perform) or listen to ANY piece, since the institute, in my old way of doing things. I have been given a new set of ears!”
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