Young Composers Project

The Young Composers Project gives students of WSMTA members the opportunity to submit their compositions for judging and comments by qualified adjudicators.  These adjudicators are college professors and/or private teachers whose area of expertise is composition.  The project provides educational feedback, a goal-setting format, and a focus on music that students love – their own compositions.  Adjudicators select a first, second and third place composition for each grade level giving written comments.  Certificates are awarded to all participants, and a small monetary prize is awarded to each first place winner (see yearly Rules and Guidelines form for details.)  First place winners are invited to perform their compositions at the WSMTA Conference each summer.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS OF COMPOSITIONS IS FEBRUARY 20, 2018

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2018 YCP RULES AND GUIDELINES

If you have questions, please contact Martin Kennedy, WSMTA YCP Chair

Classifications, Levels, and Entry fee per composition:

Primary                 Grades K-2, one first place award for all three grades,  $25

Elementary           Grades 3-6, each grade is awarded a first place prize,  $25

Junior                     Grades 7-9, each grade is awarded a first place prize,  $30

Senior                    Grades 10-12, each grade is awarded a first place prize,  $35

Collegiate              Students graduated from high school and up to age 26, one first place prize,   $40

2018 Young Composer Project Results

Congratulations to the participants of the 2018 WSMTA Young Composers Project!

This year, students from 23 teachers submitted 62 compositions.

This year’s adjudicators were Krista Connelly, Dr. Terry McQuilken, Lesley Sommer, Dr. Robert Spittal, Reginald
Unterseher, Dr. Matt Van Brink, and Dr. Greg Youtz.

This year’s winners are:

GRADE
NAMETITLE of PIECESTUDENT’S TEACHER
GRADE K-2Vansea BarnettBaby Dolphin’s LullabySharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 3 Anna MillerBaby Barn SwallowsLorraine Musson
GRADE 4Paige JohnsonThe TestPaul Swenson
GRADE 5Naomi PopaChanging SkiesSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 6Noelle PaekDies QuinusSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 7Carson Efird-LingLost in a SnowstormSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 8Nathan PaekNeurotoccataSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 9Simon KwonTorrid ToccataSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 10Gannon ForsbergMidnight in the MoorsSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 11
Aspen BuckinghamYellow DreamAndrea Rackl
GRADE 12Marlies AmbersonHopeHeather Forbes, NCTM