11-year-old composer to debut piece Monday

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11-year-old composer to debut piece Monday

Patrick McBrayer will solo with San Juan Youth Symphony
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The San Juan Youth Symphony will perform the world premiere of Patrick McBrayer’s “To the Beach” at its concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
The concert will include performances by

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Patrick McBrayer’s composing process

Patrick McBrayer, 11, who began composing music at 4, starts with humming to work out melodies.
Then he hits the keyboard or piano.
“Sometimes, it’s a cool idea, but I can hardly even play it when I start,” he said.

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11-year-old composer to debut piece Monday

Patrick McBrayer, 11, rehearses his piece, “To the Beach,” that he composed and orchestrated, on Monday with The San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra at Fort Lewis College. Patrick is the son of Anna and Justin McBrayer.
“(Patrick) was composing when he was just barely learning to read music,” said his mother, Anna McBrayer. “He was making up relatively interesting pieces at the age of 5.”
Patrick McBrayer, 10, rehearses his piece “To the Beach” that he composed and orchestrated on Monday with the The San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra at Fort Lewis College. Patrick is the son of Anna and Justin McBrayer.
Patrick McBrayer, 10, rehearses his piece “To the Beach, that he composed and orchestrated on Monday with the The San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra at Fort Lewis College. Patrick is the son of Anna and Justin McBrayer.
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