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Watch and Listen: Music Composed By Teenagers from Young Women Composers Camp Played By ATLYS

They are 18 teenage girls from across America who dream of careers writing music. They're now wrapping up two intensive weeks at Young Women Composers Camp on Temple University's Campus. They're studying composition for strings, winds, percussion, brass, and voice; writing classical works, songs, and jazz.


Listen to three selections of their new works, performed by the professional musicians of the string quartet ATLYS and sit in on the conversation with WRTI’s Susan Lewis. You'll hear Quinn Harley's "Please Don't Let Me Go Home," Emma Moyer's "Nostalgia," and Emily Liushen's "Mad Mallards."




Watch the entire performance with interviews on WRTI's Facebook page.


These girls have come to the Young Women Composers Camp from nine states; from as close as Philadelphia and as far away as South Dakota, Oregon, and Kentucky.

Listen to the Young Women Composers Camp Chorale sing Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's "Evening Song," conducted by Marianne Gruzwalski.



ATLYS string quartet

Each has worked on a piece that will be performed in a special concert the last day of camp by ATLYS, a professional string quartet of all women.


For WRTI's Facebook Live event, ATLYS played three student works. There was also a choral performance by the entire group of students, whose choral work during the camp helped hone their composition skills.


Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.