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 19, 2019

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2019 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,  $50

Senior                    Grades 10-12, each grade is awarded a first place prize,  $75

Collegiate              Students graduated from high school and up to age 26, one first place prize,   $100

2019 Young Composer Project Results

Congratulations to the participants of the 2019 WSMTA Young Composers Project!

This year, students from 22 teachers submitted 60 entries.

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-2Paul ForsythWaltzMaria Sier, NCTM
GRADE 3Jayce BrownA Day for a HorseMarie Wollam-Mergler
GRADE 4Adrian LewinsohnChips and SalsaFrances Goei
GRADE 5Paige JohnsonIn My TreehousePaul Swenson
GRADE 6Irene DalrympleSee the LightAndrea Rackl
GRADE 7Elaine MillerSpanish Dance SuiteSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 8Carson Ling-EfirdLost in a Snowstorm: “Home at Last” and “Snow Play”Sharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 9Nathan PaekOn the Lifestyle of Pacific SalmonSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 10 (tie)Maya CornwallHide and SeekAndrea Rackl
GRADE 10 (tie)Sean MacCarthy-GrantString QuartetPaul Swenson
GRADE 11
Akira NairRosewood ReflectionSharon Van Valin, NCTM
GRADE 12Claire CampbellMelancholy Waltz in C MinorAndrea Rackl
COLLEGIATETim GalesPiano Quartet, 3rd movementJonathan Middleton