30th International Composition Festival
Music for Young Children’s 30th International Composition Festival had 6,217 MYC students taking part in Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. Compositions are judged within their level in four different regions – Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB), Eastern Canada (ON, PQ, NS, NB, PEI, NF), United States, Asia & New Zealand (South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam). The eight first place (eight different age levels) International winners each receive $250.
According to Frances Balodis, MYC Composition Chairperson and founder of Music for Young Children, “Compositions don’t have to be long! Four measures can make a great composition. It’s the motive and how it is creatively handled that makes it. Some interest in the left hand, some variety in the rhythms, some notation about the dynamics and some guidance about the tempo – these are all important.”
Roxanne McGahey, Coordinator for central and eastern United States and guest judge “What was amazing was the caliber of all of the compositions – especially when you keep in mind that many of these children just began lessons in September”.
Approximately 1,000 students sent in their artwork for the Composition Festival sticker and student Sachin Arun Murthy’s artwork was chosen. Sachin is in Sunbeams 2 and a student of Angela Ang in Singapore. Kanata artist Dorothy Hayter enjoys the job of choosing the art for the composition sticker every year.
Roland Canada sponsors the Music for Young Children Composition Festival and provided five Roland pianos. Roland truly demonstrates a dedication to music education through their fine instruments and through their support of this composition festival.
In business for 37 years, Music for Young Children is taught to 24,000 students annually across Canada, the United States, New Zealand, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. For more information phone 800-561-1692 or visit www.myc.com.
We greatly appreciate and recognize our sponsors Roland Canada and Trico evolution.
Janice Reade, Public Relations in Ottawa 613-592-7565.
International Winners 2017
1. Olivia Hilscher Rosie Bowsie ss1-rosie-bowsie rose-bowsie
2. Liam Schwenk Flying in My Dreams ss1-flying-in-my-dreams flying-in-my-dreams
3. Dulaine Jayartne Double Decker Bus ss1-double-decker-bus double-decker-bus
4. Emma Lee My Little Rabbit ss1-my-little-rabbit my-little-rabbit
1. Caleb Ong Lazy Sunday ss2-lazy-sunday lazy-sunday
2. Liam Hamilton All About Ducks ss2-all-about-ducks all-about-ducks
3. Jayden Nazarali Fast Cars ss2-fast-cars fast-cars
4. Cassandra Valdez Butterfly Oh Butterfly ss2-butterfly-oh-butterfly butterfly
1. Selah Rowan Inked Spring Grass Passion sb1-inked-spring-grass-passion inked-spring-grass-passion
2. Saniyah Bhaloo Sneaky Cat sb1-sneaky-cat sneaky-cat
3. Tan Yi Rou My Happy Day sb1-my-happy-day my-happy-day
4. Bobbie Lathrop My Stuffed Unicorn sb1-my-stuffed-unicorn my-stuffed-unicorn
1. Weston Kruk Return to Dreamland sb2-return-to-dreamland return-to-dreamland
2. Aevan Aadya Aron Tweet Goodnight sb2-tweet-goodnight tweet-goodnight
3. Timothy James Lee Shark sb2-shark shark
4. Brady Kao Summer Song sb2-summer-song summmer-song
1. Tobias Loewen Taming a Cobra sb3-taming-a-cobra taming-a-cobra
2. Erica Peters Going to Hawaii sb3-going-to-hawaii going-to-hawaii
3. Huh Inseong Vaulting (Artistic gymnastic) sb3-vaulting vaulting
4. Zaiden Bergen Day at the Beach sb3-day-at-the-beach day-at-the-beach
1. Andrei Duboy Red Pandas Playing mb1-red-pandas-playing red-pandas-playing
2. Shahae Wiebe My Bunny mb1-my-bunny my-bunny
3. Lyndsay Mehlin Spring Camping mb1-spring-camping spring-camping
4. Suh Jinho A Caterpillar that wants to be a Butterfly mb1-a-caterpillar-that-wants-to-be-a-butterfly a-caterpillar-that-wants-to-be-a-butterfly
1. Liam Marshall Star Destroyers mb2-star-destroyers star-destroyers
2. Hannah Bergman Playful Puppy mb2-playful-puppy playful-puppy
3. Donovan Ng Kuok Phing I am Lonely mb2-i-am-lonely i-am-lonely
4. Lyric Babcock Pokemon Powers mb2-pokemon-powers pokemon-powers
1. Charmaine Ong Dance of the Pygamy Hippo mb3-dance-of-the-pygamy-hippo dace-of-the-pygamy-hippo
2. Cordelia Whitlow Warriors Waltz mb3-warriors-waltz warriors-waltz
3. Charlotte Riddle Jonah is Dancing mb3-jonah-is-dancing jonah-is-dancing
4. Grace Olineck Grace's Song mb3-graces-song graces-song