NAfME Eastern Division Young Composer Concert

The NAfME Eastern Division Conference will feature a Young Composer Concert on April 5, 2013.  The following compositions were selected by a panel of NAfME adjudicators for performance at the Young Composer Concert:

Natalie Buckle: Words When We Need Them
Grade 12, Williamsville East High School, East Amherst, NY
Dr. Stephen Shewan, teacher-sponsor

Alistair Coleman: A Dream Within A Dream
Grade 8, Pyle Middle School, Bethesda, MD
Susan Mathis, teacher-sponsor

Kristina Dejuri: There Were Four
Grade 11, Kings Park High School, Kings Park, NY
Michael Christy, teacher-sponsor

Scott Etan Feiner: Tense
Grade 10, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, NY
Brad Frey, teacher-sponsor

Christopher Harris: Go, Lovely Rose!
Graduate student, Ithaca College

Andrew Herring: High of 95
Grade 11, Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg, PA
Matthew Ceresini, teacher-sponsor

Matthew Liu: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Grade 11, Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NJ
Patrick Dalton, teacher-sponsor

Nicholas McConnell: A Farewell to Mandarin
Grade 8, John Witherspoon Middle School, Princeton, NJ
David Gordon, teacher-sponsor

Gabriel Montague: Grasshopper Rag
Grade 11, Newton North High School, Newton, MA
Todd Young, teacher-sponsor

Jacob Morton-Black: Chapter 1 Bar 60
Grade 12, Colchester High School, Colchester, VT/Music-COMP
Dr. Sandra MacLeod, teacher-sponsor

Shashaank Narayanan: Mystery Cave
Grade 4, Roessleville Elementary School, Albany, NY
Alan Danahy, teacher-sponsor

J.P. Redmond: Peregrine III
Grade 8, Redmond Homeschool, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Kathleen Suss, teacher-sponsor

Timothy Sadov: April Waltz
Grade 7, PJ Gelinas Junior High School, Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Daniel Deutsch, teacher-sponsor

Caroline Xiong: Dancing in the Forest
Grade 1, PS 188, Queens, NY
Vivian Liu, teacher-sponsor

After the Young Composer Concert, the student composers will participate in a Young Composer Forum, an informal discussion facilitated by a panel of composers and composition teachers.  The panelists will be Dr. Rob Deemer, Dr. Daniel Deutsch, Dr. Michele Kaschub, Matt Lovell, Ken Steen, and Dr. David Stringham.  All conference attendees are welcome to attend and join in the conversation.

In addition, Thursday, April 4, 2013 will feature a special Focus on Composition and Technology, with exciting sessions for music educators and college music education majors.