Knoxville teen composes song for professional musicians to perform

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After school, Rodion Osipkin, 17, sits in front of a computer at the Joy School of Music.

This is where the senior at Bearden High School writes music, using a computer program that allows him to compose for instruments he’s never even played.

“I was imagining that I played clarinet, drums and saxophone in my brain and I just wrote the melody first,” Osipkin, who plays violin, piano and trumpet, explained about the composition process.

Osipkin, originally from Russia, recently moved to East Tennessee with his family. English is his second language, so music helps him communicate.

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