Music Programs

A4TY: Album for the Young

New Music Composed and Performed by Students of Bloomingdale School of Music.

About Album for the Young

For young music students the composer is perhaps the most remote figure in the musical process—either a famous name from the history books or little more than an afterthought. Professional composers often work with professional musicians, writing with their particular abilities in mind. For both students and composers it can be revelatory to participate in the process of creating and preparing a piece of music written for young performers. A4TY seeks to bring these two groups into direct contact, opening a window into the other’s working methods and creative process. In addition, students perform each others’ works, increasing their exposure to new, original music, and honing their ability to articulate musical ideas through the rehearsal process.

The A4TY Student Composing Project commissions composers to write new works for the Bloomingdale School of Music. In addition, there is a Call for Scores from student composers in the Bloomingdale community. The project, now in its fourteenth season, was founded by Katy Luo and is currently curated by Margalit Cantor.

“A Night of World Premieres”

Featuring a commission by Pauline Kim and original compositions by BSM students
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater 

Concert: 5:00pm

Tickets are for sale at the Symphony Space box office for $12 each, available at symphonyspace.org. If purchasing tickets is not possible for you or your family, please let Margo know directly at mcantor@bsmny.org and she will arrange for you to get tickets. No one will be excluded because of this.

Concert Scores

"It was both fun and inspiring to hear these young artists. Annike was very proud to be part of this innovative project...Three grandmothers were enraptured by the dedication and talent of these young performers."

Karen & Douglas

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