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Violin concerto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Feb 14. 28 Replies

Hi, hope you are all well! I know it's been a while since I've posted anything– just been busy here.  Seems there's a lot of fugues going around too :)Anyway, I'm now finished with this concerto and…Continue

A couple of fugues

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Since people have been posting fugues, I figured I'd post mine– here's two!  Recordings are in the comments.  Continue

Forlane (Ravel) orchestration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lara Poe Aug 6, 2016. 6 Replies

Figured this would be interesting– I reorchestrated Forlane from Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin for an orchestration class.  Had a lot of fun with this.  …Continue

Divergence– string quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Oct 2, 2016. 26 Replies

Hi all, I think I posted the second and third movements of this string quartet a while ago.  Well, here's the rest of it.  Sorry I've been gone so long and sorry I haven't gotten around to posting…Continue


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary classical/Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
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About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Finnish-American composer Lara Poe is beginning her MMus degree in composition at the Royal College of Music, and has had performances in the United States and Europe. She has worked with performers such as the JACK quartet, Ensemble Schwerpunkt, Sound Icon, the Liminka Music Weeks string orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School Piano Seminar students. Poe has also worked with the Boston University New Music Ensemble, Time’s Arrow, both as a pianist and as a composer.
Poe has participated in masterclasses and Boston University organised residencies with composers such as Sandeep Bhagwati, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mauricio Sotelo. Past principal instructors include Martin Amlin, Richard Cornell, Joshua Fineberg, Kenneth Hesketh (with whom she studied with through Boston University’s Study Abroad program at the RCM), Rodney Lister, Alex Mincek, and Ketty Nez. Currently Poe is working on a solo piano piece and a brass quintet piece for Ensemble Schwerpunkt.
Poe graduated from Boston University in 2016, cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree. At Boston University, she received the Wainwright Prize, Department of Theory and Composition award, and was also nominated for Pi Kappa Lambda in 2016. She also participated in a collaboration with the Boston University theatre department, with her string quartet Divergence.
In addition, Poe has been a finalist for the BMI student composition competition, the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, the Mid America Freedom Band call for scores, and the Cambridge Philharmonic call for scores. She was also a co-winner of the UMass Lowell Chapter, National Music Conference, and received an Honorable Mention in the Ithaca Women’s Works composition competition.

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At 1:15pm on July 20, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Lara,

I like Farewell. It has some nice changes in it. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 2:45am on June 17, 2012, Tarek B.Moon said…

nice music ... u have a heavenly taste in music ... loved it :D 

At 12:06am on May 6, 2012, Dankk said…

I'm glad i know you.

At 9:21pm on April 17, 2012, Tyler Hughes said…

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