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MTNA State Composition Competition

MTNA Composition Competitions

 

The purpose of the Music Teachers National Association composition competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in student musicians through the art of composing and to recognize their achievements, as well as the significant work of their teachers.
 
Please go to https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/engage/competitions/Composition_Guidelines.aspx at the following link for complete instructions and to enter.
 
 

Information for Teachers

  • Current active membership dues for MTNA or a nonmember teacher fee must be paid prior to accessing the student competition application. 
  • In addition, all Massachusetts teachers must provide the Participating Teachers Fee and application found here - Teacher's Fee 2017

 

Massachusetts Results 2019

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


Elementary:
Winner: Sabina Sandrasagra, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Miles Chang, Student of Yuki Shibata
Honorable mention: Caleb Liu, Student of David Ibbett

Junior:
Winner: Justin Yamaguchi, Student of Matthew Hagle
Honorable mention: Tyler Cummins, Student of Alexandra Kirby
Honorable mention: Evan Lam, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Charlie Molten, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Jagan Mranal, Student of Renee Bordner
Honorable mention: Heidi Siegler, Student of Yuki Shibata

Senior:
Winner: Victor Xue, Student of Whitman Brown
Honorable mention: Caroline Bragg, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Jonathan Garrity, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Carly Heslop, Student of Diana Tetzlaff
Honorable mention: Lily Hoyt, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Jiayu Huang, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Xinghan(Jack) Wang, Student of Sarah Takagi
Honorable mention: Iris Yang, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Alex Zhang, Student of David Ibbett

Young Artist:
Winner: Longfei Sun, Student of Whitman Brown
Honorable mention: Margaret Boswell, Student of Esther Yau
Honorable mention: Luis McDougal, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Wai Leung William So, Student of Alla Cohen

This year, the Massachusetts judges were:
Elizabeth Austin
Alla Borzova
Michael Djupstrom

Winning and representative compositions automatically advance to the division competition. The results of that competition will be announced in the middle of December.

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!

Leslie Hitelman, Massachusetts Composition Coordinator
(978) 692-8847
lhitelman@yahoo.com

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

 

National Results 2018

Elementary:

Second Place: Evan Lam, Student of David Ibbett, MA.  Along with his award he received a prize of $400.

Video link to Evan's song, "Jungle Journey" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOCZFSZgieM


Eastern Division Results 2018

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for Eastern Division.

Elementary:
Winner: Evan Lam, Student of David Ibbett, MA
Honorable mention: Michael Middlezong, Student of Kaori Tanioka, NJ

Junior:
Winner: Jonathan Hartanto, Student of Kaori Tanioka, NJ
Honorable mention: Alexander Lee, Student of Valerica Maican, DC

Senior:
Winner: Longfei Sun, Student of Whitman Brown, MA

Audio link to Longfei's song, "Piano Trio" - Download here

Honorable mention: Curtis Chen, Student of Jen-Chiao Fang, NJ

Young Artist:
Winner: Ehood Gershuni, Student of Alla Cohen, MA

Audio link to Ehood's song, "3 Preludes for Piano" - https://soundcloud.com/udi-gershuni-759881491/3-preludes-for-piano-udi-gershuni

This year, the Eastern Division judges were:

Jennifer Bellor
Stephen Gorbos
Jeffrey Parola

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!

Josh Fishbein, Eastern Division Composition Coordinator
(412) 913-6584
fishbeinmusic@gmail.com

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

 

Massachusetts Results 2018

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

Elementary:
Winner: Evan Lam, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Ian Lin, Student of Alla Cohen

Junior:
Winner: Jonathan Garrity, Student of David Ibbett

Audio link to Jonathan's song, "Carnival in Queens" - https://www.dropbox.com/s/toinvoc55y0km8t/Carvinal%20in%20Queens.aif?dl=0

Honorable mention: Charles Molten, Student of Olga Berkovich
Honorable mention: Justin Yamaguchi, Student of Matthew Hagle
Honorable mention: Athena Zhang, Student of Alla Cohen

Senior:
Winner: Longfei Sun, Student of Whitman Brown
Honorable mention: Caroline Bragg, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Lily Hoyt, Student of David Ibbett
Honorable mention: Jiayu Huang, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Jiaruo Shi, Student of Whitman Brown
Honorable mention: Kathy Xue, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Iris Yang, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Alex Zhang, Student of David Ibbett

Young Artist:
Winner: Ehood Gershuni, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Madison Miller, Student of Alla Cohen
Honorable mention: Wai Leung William So, Student of Alla Cohen

This year, the Massachusetts judges were:
Emily Hall
Shawn Hundley
Philip Schuessler

Winning and representative compositions automatically advance to the division competition. The results of that competition will be announced in the middle of December.

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! 

Leslie Hitelman, Massachusetts Composition Coordinator
(978) 692-8847
lhitelman@yahoo.com

 


For More Information

Contact MTNA State Composition Competition Chair:

Leslie Hitelman:  composercomp@mmta.net

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