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To identify WSMA Student Composition Project award recipients in your circulation area, please refer to the student list (pdf). Schools and cities are listed in zip code order for easy reference.
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WAUNAKEE, Wis. (June 5, 2017) – Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) proudly presents the 2017 WSMA Student Composition Project winners. The following students from across the state were recognized for outstanding achievement with their original musical work during a special awards program at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education in Waunakee on June 3.
Ilsa Lofty from Paris Elementary School, 3,455,261 Meters: A Suite in Three Movements
Best of: Ana Ashworth from Madison Country Day School High School, 9/11
2nd Place: Mark Henke from Madison Country Day School High School, The World Series
3rd Place: Kenton Nagle from Madison Country Day School High School, Winter
Best of: Ilsa Lofty from Paris Elementary School, 3,455,261 Meters: A Suite in Three Movements
2nd Place: Emmeline Dumbauld from Wisconsin Hills Middle School, Day Break
3rd Place: Colin Brusky from Wisconsin Hills Middle School, March of the Cockroaches
Honorable Mention: McKenna Sherrod from Park View Middle School, Harmony Falls
Best of: Reed Christian from Waunakee Middle School, 24 Preludes for Solo Piano
2nd Place: Joey O’Connor from Washington Junior High School, Scherzo in ‘C’ Major
3rd Place: Ilsa Lofty from Paris Elementary School, Agnes
Honorable Mention: Jeremy Cotturone from Mukwonago High School, Tambora Awakens
Jacob Beranek from University Lake High School, Sempre nella luce
Best of: Allison Olson from Eleva-Strum Central High School, A Day, A Year, A Lifetime
2nd Place: Sophia Eckdale-Dudley from Wauwatosa East High School, Lamentation
3rd Place: Elena Santin from Madison Memorial High School, Mourning Dove
Best of: Jacob Beranek from University Lake High School, Sempre nella luce
2nd Place: Brock Daumler from Green Bay East High School, Thalassophobia
3rd Place: Evan Hunter from Whitefish Bay high School, Prelude for Strings
Honorable Mention: Drew Downie from Madison Country Day School High School, Overture
Honorable Mention: Benjamin Homan from Waunakee High School, Quartetto No. 1 in C Minor
Honorable Mention: Dalton McLaughlin from Poynette High School, Mbili
Honorable Mention: Gaoza Xiong from Madison East High School, The Four of Day
Best of: Kendall Vanden Langenberg from Denmark High School, Finite Feelings
2nd Place: Elena Santin from Madison Memorial High School, My Sweet Serenity
3rd Place: Matthew DeChant from Germantown High School, A Short Waltz About Life
Honorable Mention: Addie Jo Lambrecht from Appleton West High School, Fallen Wisdom
Honorable Mention: David Liu from Cedarburg High School, Introduction and Etude in C Minor
Best of: Will Wegner from Kimberly High School, Casio Casanova
Best of: Emma Johansson from Sun Prairie High School, The Future
The WSMA Student Composition Project encourages and recognizes the efforts of Wisconsin’s student composers. This year a total of 75 submissions were received for the project with 43 submissions in the High School Division (grades 9-12) and 32 in the Middle School Division (grades 5-8). Eight submissions received Honorable Mention distinctions and 20 students received awards based on merit in eight different categories.
The Student Composition Project provides student composers the opportunity to receive feedback regarding the positive qualities of his/her piece as well as provide ways to improve as a composer in the future. Each submission is reviewed and receives a written critique by a professional composer. Reviewers determine awards and winners. Division winners receive a scholarship to study composition.
For more information about WSMA and the Student Composition Project, go to wsmamusic.org/composition_project.
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