Every fall, composer's from the Cleveland Composers Guild are paired up with students from the Cleveland Music Settlement. This an unique opportunity for the student to have a piece composed for them adding an unique perspective in their personal music resume. Through grants and other funding the guild is able to pay the student for the performance and pay a small commission to the composer.
This year I was assigned a very talented Chinese pianist named Athena. I wrote her this dance. I am presenting 2 versions, the one performed electronically with the Garritan Steinway, and the second live recording of Athena playing her piece at the Cleveland Music Settlement Junior Concert, this past May.
Athena's Dance - Garritan ver.
Athena's Dance - Live