Cameron University students Amy Morales and Lorenzo Butler have become published composers, with each having a musical composition licensed and published by Imagine Music Publishing. Both will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Music – Morales’ program concentration is piano performance, and Butler’s is vocal performance.
“Amy and Lorenzo are each wonderfully talented in their area of concentration, but both have an interest in composing,” says Dr. Greg Hoepfner, Professor of Music. Hoepfner worked with each of the students on their compositions. “When I feel that a student has prepared something polished and ready-to-go, I encourage them to seek publication. I thought Imagine Music would be a good fit since they're a relatively new but well-established company that is looking for music of their type. And Lorenzo's and Amy's works were of exceptional quality. They are both highly motivated students who are always striving to achieve the highest standards possible. We are all very proud of them.”
Morales’ “Reminisce,” an original composition written for cello and piano, and Butler’s “The Water is Wide,” an arrangement for full choir and piano of the popular tune of the same name, have been licensed by the company and will be available for public performance later this year.
Hoepfner considers the publication of these student-written compositions an extraordinary achievement. “Self-publication is easy. There a lot of companies out there that are happy to promote your download-only, badly edited works through their website. Imagine Music is not like that - their screening process is pretty rigid. This is a major accomplishment for Amy and Lorenzo and will certainly be a highlight of their academic career.”
March 6, 2018