Emerald Coast Middle School students received a visit from Canadian-born composer Matthew Whittall. Matthew works with Create To Escape, a distinguished multi-disciplinary artist residency hosted by the community of Seaside since 1993. Matthew writes in a wide variety of media including solo orchestral, choral and chamber. Matthew worked with 7th grade language arts students allowing them to listen to and enjoy an original piece of music he wrote. Students then created unique poems in reflection of the musical presentation. Submitted by Angela Vance/FB.