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Student Composer Showcase: Eileen Kocherlakota

Courtesy of the Kocherlakota Family
Eileen Kocherlakota is August's Student Composer Showcase.

This August, we'll hear some new works by recent Burlington High School graduate Eileen Kocherlakota. Eileen was featured for our Student Composer Showcase in May of 2014, and you can hear that interview here.

Eileen writes, "I am going to the University of Michigan in the fall, and will be studying computer science. The highlights of my musical career this year are: having a piece performed by my school orchestra, having a piece performed by the Vermont Philharmonic, having Summer in Shelburne performed at NAfME, having The Frozen Lake selected for the Music-COMP concert and MC’ing it, and winning the Performance/Scholarship award for Summer in Shelburne at the Vermont All State Music Festival. In college I’m hoping to do a music minor, as well as finding some way to connect my musical and computer science interests, perhaps through computer sound technology. I’m also hoping to do community outreach with school-age children about engineering."

Summer in Shelburne was performed at the All State Scholarship concert in Middlebury on May 7, 2015. Performers were Sofia Hirsch, violin I; Asiat Ali, violin II; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Dieuwke Davydov, cello.

The Frozen Lake was performed at Opus 30, April 29th 2015 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. Performers were Letitia Quante, violin I; Jane Kittredge, violin II; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Michael Close, cello.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP's online mentoring program. To find out more, visit music-comp.org.


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