It’s not every time that we get to meet a young prodigy in music composition, but 12 Year Old Grace Moore from New York; has made history as one of the youngest composers to join the New York City Philharmonic Orchestra.
Moore, who is a seventh-grade student at Poly Prep in Dyker Heights, due to her love for music; is also enrolled in the organization’s Very Young Composers program. There, participants from the age of 8 are taught to create music.
The composition that Grace Moore created for the program made a world premiere in a live performance by the NY Philharmonic in October.
Moore, who started showing her passion for music at the age of 2 when her mother gave her a piano, has showcased extraordinary talent.
Moreover, Grace Moore hopes that as a woman of color, she can inspire others to create and appreciate music.
“I hope everyone follows their hobbies and do what they love,” Moore told PIX11.
The student body of Poly Prep in Brooklyn congratulated their fellow student on its Twitter page to celebrate the high accomplishment. “#PolyPrep is so proud of seventh-grader Grace Moore ’26” the school wrote in a tweet. “Hear her beautiful music composed as part of the NY Philharmonic Very Young Composers program.”