For 18 years Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) has maintained a special focus on introducing students (ages 7–18) to composition through their A4TY (Album for the Young) Student Composing Program. The March 19th concert will feature 16 student compositions, ranging from solo works for piano, to works for small chamber ensembles of mixed strings, percussion and winds. The concert will also feature the premiere of a new commissioned work for cello, 3 violins, and vibraphone by composer Yvonne Troxler.
“And yes, they were works of art indeed – no kiddie recital this! Professional composers, take note: This hopping center of creativity at Bloomingdale deserves national attention!” – John Deak, Founder, New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program, Commenting on A4TY