The Bagaduce Music Lending Library announces the winners of its 17th Annual Young Composers’ Competition & Festival.
Twenty four young musicians from across the state of Maine submitted their new works for review by a jury of professional musicians. The judges were Daniel Sonenberg, Associate Professor of Music and Composer in Residence at the University of Southern Maine; Fred Goldrich, conductor of The Bangor Band; and Beth Wiemann, Professor of Music and Composition at the University of Maine at Orono.
The judges awarded prizes to seven of young composers. In Category I: Age 7 – 13, the first place award went to Luke Bartol from Manchester, Maine, for his composition “Sunny River”; the second place award to Kyra Teboe from Brunswick, Maine, for her composition “February”; third place to Yash Nair from Bar Harbor, Maine, for his composition “Sonata Fϋr Mecklenburg”, and an honorable mention to Ivy McClellan from Calis, Maine, for her composition “I See Christmas For Someone Like You”. In Category II: Age 14 through high school, the first place award went to Christopher Staknys from Falmouth, Maine for his composition “The Assassination of Dr. & Mrs. P. Vandertramp”; the second place to Evan Moore from Portland, Maine for his composition “Moon Lake in the Sun”; and the third place to John O’Hara from Westbrook, Maine for his composition “Sitting Here”.
The 2013 Young Composers’ Competition concluded with a Festival on April 20th in Blue Hill, Maine. All participating young composers performed their original work and were recognized for their accomplishment. They had the opportunity to meet and discuss their compositions with the judges. Daniel Searl, a composer, teacher, and musician in his senior year at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, was the keynote speaker at the Festival.
All submissions are now part of the Bagaduce Music Lending Library’s esteemed Maine Collection. Visit www.bagaducemusic.org to browse through our music collection.
Launched in 1996, the Young Composers’ Competition encourages students to create new works and develop their composing and notation skills. It also provides them with valuable feedback from professional musicians.
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, was formed in 1983 to provide unencumbered music-library access to performers and music lovers nationwide, regardless of affiliation. The Music Library now has over one million pieces of catalogued music, representing more than 250,000 individual titles and scores, and relies on donations of volunteer time, music and financial support to ensure continued operation and growth. Along with the Young Composers’ Competition & Festival, the Music Library is host to the Blue Hill Pops Concert on July 3rd each year, a summer-season tradition in Downeast Maine.
For further information, please contact:
Martina Herries, Executive Director
Bagaduce Music Lending Library
5 Music Library Lane, Blue Hill, Maine 04614