Children and young musicians today are interested in playing the popular music that surrounds them daily on their own instrument. As the offerings of original compositions for violin and piano in this genre are few and far between and the legitimate demand for such pieces is so high, these three new compositions for advanced violin students have been created. Regardless of where these pieces have been performed, the attractive, "different" sound has been well received and sparked interest among students, teachers and professors alike. The musical and technical demands created by a successful synthesis of the broad spectrum of traditional violin compositional techniques and modern pop music stylings contribute greatly to the special appeal of these pieces. In these pieces, the student benefits from the combination of various modern music styles and traditional playing technique. These compositions represent a colorful addition to the educational and concert literature library for violin.