Composer in Residence

Music teachers Kenny Joseph and Robert Frazier welcomed composer, teacher, and clarinetist Richard Summers to campus recently. Summers spent two days working with the Middle and Upper School bands. Summers has been commissioned to compose a piece for the three divisions’ bands. The work is called “Westtown Psalm” and has a colonial flavor hearkening back to Westtown’s founding days. The piece will be premiered by Westtown band members from all three divisions at their Spring Concert. He worked on another of his recent compositions with the Middle School Band. The piece, called “Air and Light of Aether,” will be published in July 2016. The Middle School Band world premiered this piece in a concert for the school on October 16.Summers w MS


About Westtown School

Westtown School is a Pre-K through 12th grade Quaker, coed, college preparatory day and boarding school in West Chester, PA.
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