MTNA Student Composition Competition

The intent of the competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in student musicians at all levels through the art of composing.  WSMTA winners advance to Northwest Division and possibly to the National competitions.

Registration and complete information is available by visiting the  MTNA Competitions page.

Entry Deadline:     REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The deadline was September 14, 2016

Registration:          REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Questions?             Contact Martin Kennedy, WSMTA Chair

2016-17 MTNA COMPOSITION COMPETITION

NORTHWEST DIVISION RESULTS

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for NORTHWEST DIVISION.

ELEMENTARY:

WINNER
Angelina Lawton, Student of Kristina Lee, WA

HONORABLE MENTION
Fiona Gehrke, Student of Alla Artemyeva, AK

JUNIOR:

WINNER
Matthew Kaminski, Student of Daniel Brugh, OR

HONORABLE MENTION
Sophia Chen, Student of Sharon Van Valin, WA

SENIOR:

WINNER
Lauren Vandervelden, Student of Philip Wharton, ID

HONORABLE MENTION
Benjamin Cheung, Student of Nino Merabishvili, WA

YOUNG ARTIST:

REPRESENTATIVE
Ian Guthrie, Student of Martin Kennedy, WA

The winning compositions automatically advance to the national competition as national finalists. The results of that competition will be announced by the end of January.

Congratulations to all of the participants in the competition!

We hope that the comments you receive from the judges will be helpful to you and your teacher. Your efforts are to be commended, and we hope that you will continue to learn and grow as a composer. Good luck with your musical studies!

This year, the Northwest Division judges were:
Emilie LeBel
John Paul
Greg Steinke

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel Brugh, Northwest Division Composition Coordinator
tel: (503) 646-0634
daniel.brugh@yahoo.com

Christopher Goldston, National Composition Coordinator
(773) 580-7301
goldston@hotmail.com

2016-17 MTNA COMPOSITION COMPETITION

WASHINGTON STATE RESULTS

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the WSMTA Composition Competition. This years entrants submitted pieces that demonstrated great talent and promise, and WSMTA would like to congratulate all the students on their truly wonderful compositions!

ELEMENTARY

STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Angelina Lawton, Student of Kristina Lee

JUNIOR

WINNER
Sophia Chen, Student of Sharon Van Valin

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Gannon Forsberg, Student of Sharon Van Valin
Nathan Paek, Student of Sharon Van Valin

SENIOR

WINNER
Benjamin Cheung, Student of Nino Merabishvili

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Christina Ding, Student of Sharon Van Valin
Elise Winkler, Student of Merilyn Jacobson
William Zhang, Student of Roger Briggs

YOUNG ARTIST

WINNER
Ian Guthrie, Student of Martin Kennedy

HONORABLE MENTION
Alex Worland, Student of Martin Kennedy

This year, the Washington State judges were:

Dr. Scott Blasco, Washington State University

Dr. Bruce Hamilton, Western Washington University

Dr. Jonathan Middleton, Eastern Washington University