The following local students are having their compositions chosen from the many original student compositions submitted for the Vermont MIDI Project's Opus 23 concert, which takes place this evening, Dec. 5 at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt at 6:30 pm.

â?¢ Barnet Elementary School: Ethan Mosedale, "A Piano Sonata", and Dealan Roosa, "Waterfall."

â?¢ Hazen Union School: Nicole Kish, "Nicki's Trumpet Duet."

Students from schools all around Vermont and also in Connecticut submitted compositions for feedback by professional composer mentors and 16 pieces were selected for the live performance. This is a special event to celebrate the unique talent of Vermont's young composers.

Opus 23 is a live concert of original student compositions performed by professional musicians. Admission for the concert, which is performed in brass, percussion, piano and voice, is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Opus 23 is a production of the Vermont MIDI project, a nonprofit organization that serves over 5,000 students as they explore music composition. Visit www.vtmidi.org for more information and a complete listing of students whose winning compositions will be performed tonight.

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