Honors Composition

Honors Composition Concert


INFORMATION
The submission period for the 2017 MMEA Honors Composition Concert has closed.  Thank you to all those who submitted compositions this year.  Congratulations to this year’s winners!
 

Charles

Berofsky

Cascade

Carly

Bins

One Shot of Courage

Lucy

Freeman

Blizzard

Miles

Goedert

“Sililoquy”

Andrew

Gretzinger

Èlègie Appassionato

Vaughn

Haynes

Dance the Night Away

Noah

Mallett

Scherzo

Liam

McElroy

Autumn Sky

Joseph

Miller

Prelude in Bb minor

Sara

Morden

Beyond the Elements, Mvt. 1, 2, 4

Ancel

Neeley

Askew

Ian A

Plansker

Sonata for two

Clayton

Riegger

Violincello Sonata in la minore: Mvt. 3 Allegro Aggressivo

Nikolas

Simon

Recitative and Allegro Inspired by Sarasate

Kendall

Trinka

Hostage

William

VanZytveld

Classical Musings

Andrew

Wassell

“New England,” Oboe Concertino in A Major

Weston

Welch

Winter’s Night

Nick

Wood

The Passion of Jesus Christ

 

 
The MMEA Honors Composition Concert is an outstanding event that provides an opportunity for students to compose and perform original music, and is open to students in grades K-12.  Winners are invited to perform their compositions at the Michigan Music Conference (MMC,) held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Composers can perform their piece on their own or in a small ensemble, conduct a large ensemble performing their work or solicit musicians to perform the composition.  All winners are responsible for obtaining their own performers.
This year’s Honors Composition Concert will take place on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 11 AM (please note NEW time) during the Michigan Music Conference (MMC.)  The Ambassador Ballroom is the performance site, located in the beautiful Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (downtown Grand Rapids).  This year’s rehearsal/performance schedule will be as follows:
9-9:30 AM                 Set-Up
9:30-10:45 AM          Rehearsal/Sound Check
11 AM – 12:30 PM     Performance
 
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
1.  All application materials will be submitted in electronic format.  The registration form outlines the steps necessary for emailing all forms to us.
2.  Each submission must be accompanied by a $20 application fee.  This fee shall be made payable to the Michigan Music Education Association and mailed to the address listed on the registration form.  Any student needing financial assistance is encouraged to contact MMEA ASAP for help with this fee.  No student shall be turned away due to financial hardship!
3.  Notation in ANY form is required for all students grades 7-12.  K-6 students are not required to submit notation, though welcome to do so if they wish.
Questions:
Please contact Brooke Broughton
OR
Cory Micheel-Mays (cmicheelmays@sbcglobal.net)

The Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA) thanks you and your students for participating in our events.  As part of all our activities pictures and videos are taken.  MMEA later uses these photographs and videos in all aspects of our online and print media.  Please contact Cory Micheel-Mays (cmicheelmays@sbcglobal.net) if you know of a student who does not wish to appear in photos or videos so we can take steps to maintain their privacy.  Thank you!

2016 HONORS COMPOSITION WINNERS
  • Emmeline Beck
  • Carly Bins
  • Atticus Dewey
  • Vaughn Haynes
  • Kathryn Jorgensen
  • Nicole Liang
  • Christian MacCartny
  • Molly Monahan
  • Tess Monahan
  • Ancel Neeley
  • Thomas Rachman
  • Clayton Riegger
  • Alan Sun
  • Austin Zeglis
2015 HONORS COMPOSITION WINNERS
  • Joshua Birdsong, Howell — Nothing Compares to You
  • Tyler Bouque, Troy — March to the Sea
  • Alyssa Campbell, Grosse Point Park — String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor
  • Sierra Cornell, Ann Arbor — The Story of a Girl Named Atlas
  • Nikhil Deenadayalu, Superior Township — Ultionem Titanis
  • Sahil Deenadayalu, Superior Township — The White Lion
  • Madison Douglas, Interlochen — Chasing Rainbows
  • Cory Hilton, Chesterfield Township — From the Ashes
  • Daniel Israel, Fort Gratiot — Specks of Blue
  • Jing Liu, Interlochen — The Old Paths
  • Christian McCarthy, Allegan — Grass & Goodwinds I
  • Noah Mallett, Big Rapids — Etude Sonata Mvt. II
  • Molly Monahan, Interlochen — Le Voilier
  • Josh Moss, Ann Arbor — Blizzard
  • Timothy Parsons, West Bloomfield — The Vast Expanse fro the Voyage Suite, Mvt. II
  • Aditya Ravi, Novi — Identity
  • Nikolas Simon, Bloomfield Hills — Caprice No. 1
  • Ben Snoek, Holland — On New Horizons
  • Ava Suppelsa, Interlochen — This Time
  • Maria Zurbuchen, Ann Arbor — The Unknown

 

Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF)

MMEA supports the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) which occurs every May at Western Michigan University. High school students are chosen for their talent in music composition and invited to MYAF to learn from a well respected music composition composer. High school composers who submit their works to MMEA to be selected to perform at the Michigan Music Conference are in the pool of students to be invited to attend MYAF.

Visit the Michigan Youth Arts Festival website for more information.

 

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