After two weeks of careful reviewing, 32 Regional Decisions and 1 Final Livestreamed International Decisions event, we are pleased to announce this year's winners!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Click on the song title to see each talented Composer's work in writing! And below you will find performances of all the First Place International Winners. Enjoy these incredible songs as interpreted by performer and MYC Coordinator Roxanne McGahey.
You can also see all of above songs performed by visiting our Facebook Livestream recording from March 18, 2022.
1st Place Sunshine 1 - Butterfly Fly So High by Isabel Tso
1st Place Sunshine 2 - Sunshine by Lydia Hu
1st Place Sunbeams 1 - Blue Bandits by Marcel Schmitz
1st Place Sunbeams 2 - Shadows by Clarissa Ooi
1st Place Sunbeams 3 - Covid Be Gone by Elsa Pomonti
1st Place Moonbeams 1 - Haunted House by Mark Munteneau
1st Place Moonbeams 2 - A Pirate's Tale by Josiah Lathrop
1st Place Moonbeams 3 - Sandy Sea Shore by Hudson Heikoop
Founder of MYC, Frances Balodis, was present again this year as the Composition Festival Chairperson. In her role she would not only review several pieces, but also oversaw all of the Regional Decisions. "I enjoy playing and listening to the compositions. I am always amazed by what the students write – whether they are 3 years of age or 11 years of age."
Sometimes a song's title can give you a hint about what the song will sound like, and sometimes they're very entertaining on their own. Below are a just a few of our favorite titles we received. There are just too many to list!
MYC is especially grateful to all of the reviewers, who are all MYC teachers themselves (active or retired) and who are on the receiving end of so many students' hard work and creativity. Many remarked at the International Decisions how difficult it was to rank the songs. We also had two reviewers who let everyone see "a day in the life" through their own social channels. Dan Tremblay and Carrie Bailey's Vlogs can be seen below.
Finally, MYC wants to give a big Thank You to our Sponsors, Roland Canada and Coba Print Studios. Your support plays a key role in keeping this festival going, and we always enjoy working with you!