A seventh grade student from Brooklyn is making history in the New York Philharmonic. At just 12 years old, Grace Moore is one of the New York Philharmonic's youngest composers. The seventh grade student is a member of the New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers program. Through the specialized program, Moore is able to create music and then have some of the world's best musicians perform her work. In October, the New York Philharmonic premiered one of her original pieces.
“Every child has the ability to be creative and tell their story,” New York Philharmonic Director Gary Padmore said.
Moore is a lifelong musician. At the age of two, her mother brought home Moore's first piano. Working her way through the world of music, Moore began composing her own original scores.
"I've always had the talent of composing music, but I guess I thought it was normal and everyone had it," Moore said.
Moore is garnering accolades from all corners of the city. After learning of her accomplishments, her school, Poly Prep Country Day School, took to social media to congratulate her.
"Poly Prep is so proud of seventh grader Grace Moore. Hear her beautiful music composed as part of the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers program," the school tweeted.
Moore hopes that her work will inspire others. Regardless of whether your interest lies in music, art or technology, she encourages everyone to follow their dreams like she has.
“I hope everyone follows their hobbies and do what they love,” Moore added.
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