Contemporary Compositions Inspired by Scenic Locations

About Vanessa

One of the strongest and most striking new talents emerging from the Classical Music world, Vanessa’s playing defies genres, bringing breathtaking new depth and texture to the musical and cultural landscapes. Click here to read more about Vanessa.

Composer Competition

The Green Dot Journey Composer Competition takes place every four years.  Submissions are written for violin and piano and depict the beautiful green dots (scenic route on the Rand McNally atlas) in each state.  Click here to read about the 2014 winners and to see more details about the upcoming 2018 competition.

Composer Commissions

Four National Parks are chosen each year and composers found for each. The commissioned works are written for violin and piano (or harp) and video recordings are made are made in the parks that each composition represents. Please click here to see past videos and here if you are a composer interested in being considered for a future commission.

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Green Dot Video

Filmed by Christi Nelson. “Simple Gifts” arrangement by Jeff DePaoli.