GHS Student Takes First Place in National MENC/NSBA Electronic Music Composition Competition

Congratulations to GHS junior, Emily Boyer, who is THE winner in the Music Educator National Conference (MENC: The National Association for Music Education) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Electronic Music Composition Competition (high school division)!  Emily is a member of the GHS Wind Ensemble and the Sound Beach Community Band.  She is also an artist & designer and excels academically taking AP and Honors classes.

Here’s an excerpt of Emily’s piece, Gothic Memory Land .  The full piece is now available on the new GHS Electronic Music CD  available at the GHS Student and on line through iTunes and other aggregators in 6 – 8 weeks.

Sponsored by MENC and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), the Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and is held to help influence school administrators to include or improve music technology in their schools’ curriculum. Entries are judged based on their aesthetic quality, effective use of electronic media, and the power of the composition and its presentation in communicating to school board members, administrators, and others, the excitement and effectiveness of electronic music composition in the school curriculum.  The annual competition has several dozen submissions from all over the country.  GHS submitted 18 entries alone this year.

For more information on the competition:
http://www.menc.org/gp/nsba-student-electronic-music-composition-talent-search

For more information on the NSBA and their related technology conference:
http://www.nsba.org/tl/

Emily, her parents and I hope to attend the conference in Denver, CO in October where she will be honored.

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