SIMSBURY — Dan Campolieta was initially asked not to compose the choral piece that would become the Simsbury native's first and only professional, published work.
In 2010, Campolieta took a master class in composition at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he chose to compose music for Emily Dickinson's poem "Will There Really Be a Morning?" But his professor told him he had selected a text that was too easy and assigned him another one.
Campolieta instead completed both pieces and submitted them to be published. This fall, ECS Publishing picked up one of his pieces: "Will There Really Be a Morning?"
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