Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Artist Bio: Ethan Duncan

Ethan Duncan is 12 years old and lives in Williston. He is currently an 8th grader at Williston Central School. For the past five years, Ethan has been studying both piano and euphonium. He played with the Vermont Youth Orchestra's Youth Winds Brass Ensemble for two years and has participated in the District III Music Festival as a 7th and 8th grader. 

Ethan began composing music about five years ago and for the past two years, he has been doing so as part of Music-COMP. Pieces written by Ethan and chosen for performance as part of Music-COMP include Serenata, Scottish Sailor Song, and Arab March. Ethan was VPR Classical's Student Composer of the Month in September 2014. In addition to music, Ethan enjoys taekwondo and math.

Music-COMP (Music Composition Online Mentoring Program), formerly known as the Vermont MIDI Project, is a non-profit organization supporting student composers in schools and music organizations like the VYOA and the VMTA. Music-COMP is grateful to the VSO for the opportunity for student compositions to be performed by professional musicians. Many former Music-COMP students have or are pursuing careers as composers, musicians and educators. Some have won regional and national awards for their work. For more information, visit