Intermezzo
3:26 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Hey, Mozart! Two Young Las Cruces Composers Discuss the Project

Indumati Roychowdhury and Mikayla Smelker, both winners of the 2011 Hey, Mozart! New Mexico Child Composer Project, with orchestrator Dr. Greg Fant
Credit Leora Zeitlin
An interview with Indumati Roychowdhury, Mikayla Smelker, and Dr. Greg Fant

How does a melody get transformed into a fully orchestrated piece? Indumati Roychowdhury and Mikayla Smelker,  both freshman at Las Cruces High, found out in 2011, when they were that year’s Las Cruces winners of the Hey, Mozart! New Mexico Child Composer Project. They each submitted melodies they had composed on the piano, and then heard  professionally-arranged versions in a gala concert in Albuquerque. Dr. Greg Fant, Associate Vice President and Deputy Provost at NMSU and former Music Department Chair arranged Mikayla’s piece for band. Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin invited all of them to KRWG to discuss this musical chapter in their lives.

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