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October 21, 2019–
March 15, 2020

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Students Write Music

About the project

Northeast Indiana area fourth grade students nominated by their music teachers participate as FAMEous Student Composers and collaborate with FAME’s Composers-in-Residence David Crowe for Fort Wayne and a guest composer for Wabash to create a musical composition.

During the music composition and “composium” sessions, the FAMEous Composers compose, notate, and orchestrate their very own musical signature compositions, then creatively collaborate with their Composer-in-Residence about how their musical ideas are to be orchestrated into the project composition. The Composers-in-Residence orchestrate the student composers’ musical ideas into a symphonic piece themed in conjunction with FAME’s yearly cultural focus.

Each student receives a score of the music with his/her contribution highlighted. This project meets education standards of MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

Composition Project: Fort Wayne

Time table:

  • October 4, 2019 by 4 pm: Registration forms due to the FAME office
  • October 21-24, 2019, 4–6 pm: Composition and “Composium” sessions with Composer-in-residence David Crowe at Haley Elementary School
  • October 24, 2019, 4–6 pm: “Creative Dance” session at Haley Elementary with Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company Director Lauren Ettensohn
  • February 29, 2020, Saturday, 1–2 pm: “Creative Dance” session at Fort Wayne Ballet Studio
  • March 14, 2020,  Saturday, 10–11 am: Final “Composium” session, holding room E, Grand Wayne Center
  • March 15, 2020, Sunday, 1:30 pm: Rehearsal (location TBD)
  • March 15, 2020, Sunday, 3 pm: Celebration of Youth Concert featuring Premiere Performance of Composition Project and Fusion of Concert Colors art (location TBD)

David Crowe is this year’s Composer-in-Residence for the Fort Wayne Composition Project. The composition will be premiered at the annual FAME Festival in March at the Celebration of Youth Concert on Sunday afternoon by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras along with an originally choreographed work to the composition by the Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company.

Each student receives a score of the music with his/her contribution highlighted. This project meets education standards of MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

To Participate

Register your school in the FAME Composition Project by completing the online registration form, by emailing FAME at info@famearts.org, or by calling (260) 247-7325. School membership is required.

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Composition Project: Wabash

Time table:

  • Sept. TBD, 2019: Registration forms due to Judy Ward
  • Fall, 2019: Sessions with Composer in Residence
  • March 21, 2020: Premiere performance at Honeywell Center

Last year’s Composer-in-Residence for the Wabash Composition Project was Dr. Chris Lessly from Indiana Wesleyan University.  This year’s composer will be announced later. The composition will be premiered at the annual FAME Festival in April at the Celebration of Youth Concert on Saturday afternoon.

To Participate

Register your school in the FAME Composition Project by completing the online registration form, by emailing FAME at judyw9538@gmail.com or by calling (260) 571 2279.  School membership is required.

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