Zionsville Times Sentinel

March 13, 2013

Student’s composition featured in concert

By Matt Werner
Staff Writer

Zionsville — Emily Kincaid didn’t think much of it when she began playing the viola or when she wrote a round as part of a school project.

Now, the Zionsville Middle School seventh-grader’s work will be featured and performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis in an upcoming performance.

Kincaid’s piece, “Magic,” is a winning composition from the 2012 Indiana Music Educators Association composers’ competition and will be featured during the orchestra’s Children and Music/Nature & Nurture program at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Pike Performing Arts Center, 6701 Zionsville Road.

“I started playing the viola in fifth grade when I chose that as my musical elective class,” Kincaid said. “In sixth-grade, we had to do a project on writing a round, and Mrs. (Kathleen) Swayze (ZMS strings teacher) thought it was good enough to submit (to the IMEA competition).”

Molly Kincaid, Emily’s mother, said that her daughter has always had a passion for music.

“As a kid, she listened to a lot of the classical music, like Mozart and Vivaldi,” Molly said. “She really took off as she began playing the viola.”

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