2013 Composition Contest: The Seasons

We received almost 430 compositions for the contest this year. What a great turn out!
We enjoyed playing through them and seeing all the creativity and original ideas.
As always, it was difficult to pick just a few winners, but the verdict is in, and the awards go to....

10 and under
1st Place: Colin Harrington, age 10, R.I.

2nd place: Ella Ohrvall, age 9, Indiana

3rd Place: Nicole Lam, age 9, California
3rd Place: Zachary Freeman, age 10, Colorado

Honorable Mention:
Sophie Zawadzki, age 9, Ohio
Sophia Hamilton, age 10, Ohio

11 and over
1st Place: Sarah Wruck, age 15, Wisconsin

2nd Place: Joel McCann, age 13, South Carolina

3rd Place: Max Schneider, age 12, Georgia
3rd Place: Paul Peer, age 12, Nebraska

Honorable Mention:
Hanna Suddath, age 14, Georgia
George Czarnecki, age 13, Iowa

Congratulations to everyone who participated! First, second, and third place pieces will be published in upcoming issues of Piano Explorer. Honorable Mention pieces will be available soon on this website.



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