New Music for Children by Young Composers

by Pia Liptak, violin, The Hochstein School of Mucis and Dance

and Howard Spindler, piano, The Eastman Community School of Music


     I’m happy to announce the creation of a new collection of pieces for young performers. The new works are specifically targeted to the 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 Eastman. All the pieces will have two instrumental parts of equal levels. One of the main intentions of this project is to present pieces in which two students of comparative levels can develop ensemble skills together.


     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 myself. 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 violin part and piano score and is sold together.


The printed collection of the new pieces is available for purchase. The set consists of violin part and piano score and is sold together
as a complete set.
Price: $18 + shipping
Please contact me if you are interested
in buying the collection.