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The Eaton Calendar – January 14

The Eaton Calendar – January 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 14, 2021

  1. Elementary Through College Students Invited to Participate in Free Junior Composer Program and Competition
  2. Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter Tioga County, Pa. to Meet Thursday, Jan. 21
  3. EMMF is Releasing the First in a Series of Music Videos Online

Diane Eaton
dianetn@ptd.net
(570) 724-3800

ELEMENTARY THROUGH COLLEGE STUDENTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE JUNIOR COMPOSER PROGRAM AND COMPETITION

Students of all ages, elementary school through college are invited to participate in the free Junior Composer Program and Competition being
offered by The Endless Mountain Music Festival (EMMF) based in Wellsboro, Pa. and the Science & Discovery Center (SDC) of Corning, New York.

“Students do not need to apply to participate,” said Cindy Long, EMMF executive director.. “To learn more about this program and competition, they should go to our website and look at the PowerPoint program.”

The PowerPoint presentation about the program and competition can be found at www.endlessmountain.net, the EMMF website. Included is contact information for Mark Warner, EMMF board member, and Bruce McLaren, an SDC educator. McLaren, Warner and Samara Gromer, an Elmira City School District educator, will help students to use scoring technology to complete their musical compositions.

Information about the free Junior Composer Program and the competition has also been emailed to music teachers in the following school districts: the Wellsboro Area, Northern Tioga and Southern Tioga school districts in Tioga County, Pa. ; the Coudersport Area and Galeton Area school districts in Potter County, Pa.; the Corning-Painted Post Area School District in Corning, N.Y. and the Elmira City School District in Elmira, N.Y.

The program combines STEM elements, including science, technology, engineering, and math, with music and technology to guide students in
scoring their own inspired compositions.

On the EMMF website are master classes given by eight Hollywood film and television composers who work in Los Angeles, California and will perform world premieres of their work during this year’s Endless Mountain Music Festival. These composers will select the winners of the composing contest.

By Saturday, May 1, each Junior Composer Program participant must email a pre-recorded video he or she has created to info@endlessmountain.net. The video cannot be any longer than three minutes 30 seconds to four minutes. It must include the student’s scored composition, his or her name, age, location, year in school and a brief bio about himself or herself that is concise and informational and explains the story behind the music he or she has written.

The composition must be inspired by one of five suggested topics. They are: essential workers, immigrants, civil rights, Hollywood, or the town where the student lives.

The eight Hollywood composers will select the winning compositions from entries in each of these four categories: elementary, middle school/junior high school, high school, and college. The winning junior composers, along with their families, will be invited to attend the Saturday, July 17 EMMF concert at the Corning Museum of Glass and meet the Hollywood composers. The winning entries will be posted on the EMMF and the SDC websites.

“EMMF and SDC believe that combining STEM programming by scoring music gives an inclusive safe space for young composers to meet musicians and the opportunity to receive mentorship from eight Hollywood composers,” said Long. “This avenue for students to express themselves is an amazing gift and could be life changing for many,” she said.

WELL ARMED WOMAN SHOOTING CHAPTER, TIOGA COUNTY, PA TO MEET THURSDAY, JAN. 21

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Mansfield University Police Academy classroom in the Doane Center on campus.

“Our agenda for the January meeting will be what we had planned for the December meeting,” said Marilyn Jones. She and Pat Butts are chapter co-leaders. The Dec. 17 meeting was cancelled due to a major snowstorm that left about 29 inches of snow in its wake.

Discussed on Jan. 21 will be the chapter’s meeting plans for 2021. Special guests at the meeting will be representatives from three area organizations. Chris Wheeler from the Mansfield Police Academy will talk to the group about deadly force and concealed carry laws. Robin Adams will discuss how Asa’s Place provides help to babies born addicted to drugs and their families. Gwen DeYoung, director of Wellspring Community Support Services, will talk about the work Wellspring does.

The chapter is following Pennsylvania COVID-19 protocols. For more information about this meeting, contact Jones at (570) 549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.

EMMF IS RELEASING THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF MUSIC VIDEOS ONLINE

For eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning today, Jan. 13, the Endless Mountain Music Festival based in Wellsboro is releasing different videos with performances by some of the most popular musicians to have appeared at the summer festival since it was first held in 2006.

The video performances are free and once they are released can be viewed anytime on the EMMF website at www.endlessmountain.net.

Released this Wednesday, Jan. 13 is a promotional video introducing the eight Hollywood film and television composers from Los Angeles, California. Each is performing a snippet of the original composition he or she has written to represent a specific decade of movie and TV show music. Included in the video are clips from those shows. Under the title “Scoring The Decades: 1940s-2020s,” the eight composers will perform their compositions in full for the first time at the Saturday, July 17 EMMF concert at the Corning Museum of Glass during this summer’s Endless Mountain Music Festival.

To be released next Wednesday, Jan. 20 is a video with music presented by Red Molly, a folk trio that includes singer-songwriter Abbie Gardner, a talented Dobro and slide guitarist who writes and performs original folk songs and is a regular EMMF guest artist.

The other music videos being released on upcoming Wednesdays on the EMMF website are: Jan. 27, Corky Siegel, internationally known harmonica and piano player; Feb. 3, Mani Subramaniam, the Paganini of the Indian violin; Feb. 10, jazz, swing and stride pianist Bram Wijnands; Feb.17, Across the Pond, an award-winning trio that plays Celtic music; Feb. 24, Liberty and Justice for All concert featuring five choral ensembles, including the Festival Chorus, Grace Notes, Steadman Singers, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir performing 15 songs under the direction of Mansfield University Choral Activities Director Peggy Detweiler; and March 3, Hua Jin, violinist and a string quartet from the Indianapolis Symphony performing a tango by Astor Piazzolla. Jin is lead violinist for the Indianapolis Symphony and concertmaster of the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra.

Also available for viewing free on the EMMF website are the tribute to essential workers video and the 2020 Endless Mountain Virtual Music Festival video concerts recorded and submitted by guest musicians who will be performing this summer in Pennsylvania and New York during the 17 concerts in 17 days event. The tribute video includes 13 members of the EMMF Festival Symphony Orchestra’s brass and percussion sections performing American composer Aaron Copland’s three-minute “Fanfare for the Common Man.” All of these video concerts were originally released on July 1, 2020.

For tickets to this summer’s concerts, call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at (570) 787-7800 or visit www.endlessmountain.net. All 2020 pre-purchased season passes will be honored this year.


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Singer-songwriter Abbie Gardner (shown) is a fiery dobro player who performs with the all-female folk trio Red Molly and on her own.

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