New York Philharmonic “Very Young Composer” Grace Moore, 12

Posted on: November 6, 2020

“A 12-year old Brooklyn girl is uplifting audiences and making history as one of the youngest composers for the New York Philharmonic,” reports Monica Morales on Wednesday (11/4) at WPIX TV (New York, N.Y.). “Grace Moore is a seventh grade student at Poly Prep in Dyker Heights [Brooklyn]….  In October, Moore had a world premiere of a piece she created [as] a participant of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program—a program that teaches people as young as eight to create music, then have the some of best musicians in the world perform it…. According to Gary Padmore, the director of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, the objective is to help Moore and kids like her from diverse backgrounds. … ‘Every child has the ability to be creative and tell their story,’ said Padmore. Moore feels she is breaking barriers as a young woman of color and wants to inspire others to create and appreciate music. ‘I hope everyone follows their hobbies and do what they love,’ said Moore.” Included is footage of New York Philharmonic musicians performing Moore’s piece, Summer, as part of the NY Phil Bandwagon series of outdoor concerts.