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Young Composers
http://www.youngcomposers.com/
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12, Advanced



 

CONTENT:
Young Composers is a collection of musical pieces by aspiring composers.

 

AESTHETICS:
Simple graphics, soft colors, and a consistent layout make this site appealing.

 

ORGANIZATION:
Visitors can access all the main areas of the site through the graphical links on the front page. Each subsequent page contains the same graphical links at the bottom of the page.

 

REVIEW:
Anyone interested in music in general or composing in particular will find this site interesting. The two main sections, New Releases and Earlier Works, are further divided into categories such as Baroque/Classical, New Age, Choral/Religious, Rock/Blues, Jazz, Romantic/Impressionist, Modern, and World Music. The compositions are presented in MIDI format with complete instructions on how to configure the browser to play them. Each piece is presented along with a short bio of the composer. The new releases are all by young people between the ages of 12 and 21, but the site claims to accept contributions from anyone under 39. Included are guidelines for submission, a discussion board, and a music matching game that even young children will enjoy.

 

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