Windermere Preparatory School was one of five Nord Anglia schools chosen to take part in this project! Listen above to the student-composed pieced “Irma”, written by 6th, 7th and 8th grade string orchestra students. They wrote this sophisticated and intricate piece’s four movement in four small groups — with each responsible for composing one movement.
The piece was inspired by their experiences with Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017.
They spent four months exploring musical ideas and were guided in the composition process with a Juilliard Curriculum Specialist over Skype. They submitted their scores to the trio at Juilliard using the "Noteflight" musical notation software. Once the piece was completed, the trio visited the school in April for the musical premiere with the student composers!