Four students have been nationally recognized as winners of the NAfME Student Composers Competition and received cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president).
RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) September 30, 2020
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Student Composers Competition spotlights original music written by student composers. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school submitted their works to the competition. Selected composers receive cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president). All entrants also receive written evaluations of their compositions.
These composers have been selected as the 2020 Student Composers Competition winners:
K-8 Winner: “When Spring Comes” by Gianna Reed
Providence Creek Academy, Hartly, Delaware
Teacher: Blayne Salerni
K-8 Honorable Mention: “Jig” by Jackson Laird
Rainey McCullers School of the Arts, Columbus, Georgia
Teacher: Samuel Brown
K-8 Honorable Mention: “Swing State” by Jasper Zimmerman
Farragut Middle School, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Teacher: Jonathan Riss
High School Winner: “Riparian Reeds” by Noah Stein
Hopkins School, Guilford, Connecticut
Teacher: Robert Smith
High School Winner: “Spring Awakens” by Thomas Edgar
St. Charles East High School, West Chicago, Illinois
Teacher: James Kull
High School Honorable Mention: “Trichotomy” by Anthony Nemeth
Harry S. Truman High School, Croydon, Pennsylvania
Teacher: Keith Krelove
High School Honorable Mention: “Legend” by Jacob Evarts
Locust Grove High School, Locust Grove, Georgia
Teacher: Heather Miller
High School Honorable Mention: “Pacific Voyage” by Krishna Mandal
Benicia High School, Benicia, California
Teacher: Patrick Martin
High School Honorable Mention: “Restlessness” by Stephen Guerra
Xaverian High School, Staten Island, New York
Teacher: Joseph Loposky
Collegiate Winner: “Under the Twinkling Sky” by James Probst
Kansas State University
Collegiate Honorable Mention: “Watercolors” by Noah Green
Ohio Wesleyan University
Collegiate Honorable Mention: “City Vibes” by Rishubh Thaper
Flemington, New Jersey
Collegiate Honorable Mention: “Nachtmusik” by Rishubh Thaper
Flemington, New Jersey
Listen to all the winning and honorable mention student compositions here. The 2021 Student Composers Competition deadline will be announced at bit.ly/NAfMEStudentComposers (case-sensitive).
National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members teaching millions of students nationwide, the organization is the national voice for music education in the United States.
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