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New Andrew Lippa Song Goes on iTunes to Benefit the Trevor Project


A new song written by Tony nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) entitled "It Gets Better" is now available on iTunes. Lippa composed the song to aid in the national It Gets Better movement, an anti cyber-bullying campaign launched by Seattle columnist Dan Savage to support teens in the LBGT community. Lippa , while Composer-in-Residence at Texas State University, along with head of the musical theatre program Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy) recorded the song with a select group of students from the Musical Theatre Program. A video of the song was released last month on the Texas State' YouTube Channel and has already accumulated over 10,000 views. Due to numerous requests, the song has now been made available on iTunes.

"This has been an incredible journey for all of us," said Hopkins head of the musical theatre program at Texas State University. " A student recently said to me, ‘this has changed me-- this is why I wanted to be an artist in the first place'... I couldn't agree more." All proceeds from the music video and the song will be donated to The Trevor Project.

Tony-nominated Broadway composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) was also recently commissioned with funds from Texas State University's Harrison New Musical Commission to create a new work to be developed and premiered at the school. 

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