Twelve-year-old Grace Moore is making history as she has become one of the youngest composers for the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra. 


Moore’s achievements are documented in a video for the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. The program provides people with or without musical backgrounds the chance to create music and have it played by the Philharmonic musicians.

“Music just gives me another way to express myself because I’m shy,” Moore, explained during a Philharmonic Orchestra event in October. “I feel like music can change how people see the world around them.”

Moore, a seventh grader who attends the Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, wrote “Summer,” the song that was featured in the above video. The talented young preteen was one of a few chosen to showcase her classical piece.

Moore first became interested in music at the age of two when her mother bought her a piano. 

“I think music is really important,” her mother explained in the Philharmonic’s video. “If you don’t remember anything, you remember a song.”

Moore is unquestionably a true artist as she creates through the inspiration of the world around her. The young musician stated in the video that, “I was thinking about current events in quarantine like Coronavirus and Black Lives Matter,” when she created her classical piece. 

Thankful and humbled for being chosen to compose and perform for the Philharmonic program, Moore commented, “I want to say thank you to everyone who decided to choose me.”

And of course, she has advice for not only for her peers, but for any and everyone out there. 

“I hope everyone follows their hobbies and do what they love,” Moore told a local outlet, PIX11 in a recent interview.
Congratulations, Grace on your outstanding success and history-making moment. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this amazingly talented young lady.
Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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