WOODS, WATER, WONDER
- New Music for Children by Young Composers
Commissioned and compiled by:
Pia Liptak, violin
The Hochstein School of Mucis and Dance
Howard Spindler, piano
The Eastman Community School of Music
This collection of pieces for violin and piano is specifically targeted at beginning and intermediate level piano and violin students and provide an opportunity for them to be exposed to music of our time.
The project has created 20 pieces composed by 10 young composers, from High School students to Ph.D. composition students at the Eastman School of Music. All the pieces have two instrumental parts of equal levels. The collection presents pieces in which two students of comparative levels can develop ensemble skills together.
During the commission process, two masterclasses were part of the project. The students had a chance to meet some of the composers and to work with them and ask questions. Both masterclasses were facilitated by Howard Spindler and Pia Liptak. Two concerts premiering all the pieces by students and teachers completed the project. Masterclasses and concerts took place at The Hochstein School of Music and Dance and at The Eastman Community School.
A printed set of the new pieces is available purchase. The set consists of a violin part and a piano score (sold together).