Young Composer Mentor Project Reflection

Unpacking from the road trip back from Illinois State University, I would have to say that the Young Composer Mentor Project was an amazing experience. There was so much wrapped into those three days, it’s difficult to completely digest it at the moment.

I feel that I am walking away with so much information and perspective from the lessons with the mentor composers: David R. Holsinger, David Maslanka, and Jack Stamp. Each one of the mentor composers had such a different perspective on our music and what we could pull from this experience. The day after our pieces were performed, we had a review of the performance by Captain Donald Schofield which was quite revealing. I hope to keep in touch with all of the participants and mentors from this event.

Young Composer Mentor Project

From left to right: Jack Stamp, me, David R. Holsinger, David Maslanka

Here is a recording of ‘Light‘ from the performance on Monday, June 27 during the event:

Performed by United States Air Force Band of Mid-America on June 27, 2005
Gina Lenox, conductor

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