a group of local young musicians try their hand a composing their own music.
It's all part of an event held at the Mendelsson Performing Arts Center called "A Journey Into Composition with Catherine McMichael." McMichael is a composer who mentored each of the musicians for the last few months, helping them compose their pieces before performing.
"The difference between playing other people's music and writing your own music is you take what you've e learned, but you put it into completely different...context," said McMichael. "You express yourself. That's what music is supposed to do."
The musicians ranged from beginning composers to more experienced.