MTNA Composition Competition

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for Eastern Division.

Elementary:
Winner: Ian Lin, Student of Alla Cohen, MA
Honorable mention: Eleanor Kmack, Student of Elizabeth Manduca, ME
Honorable mention: Michael Middlezong, Student of Kaori Tanioka, NJ

Junior:
Winner: Jonathan Hartanto, Student of Kaori Tanioka, NJ
Honorable mention: Justin Yamaguchi, Student of Matthew Hagle, MA

Senior:
Winner: Benjamin Rossen, Student of Jeffrey Cohen, NY
Honorable mention: Poeppel Luke, Student of Whitman Brown, MA

Young Artist:
Winner: Ryan Carraher, Student of Alla Cohen, MA

This year, the Eastern Division judges were:
Ke-Chia Chen
Michael Djupstrom
Josh Ring

The winning compositions automatically advance to the national competition as national finalists. The results of that competition will be announced by the end of January.

Congratulations to all of the participants in the competition! We hope that the comments you receive from the judges will be helpful to you and your teacher. Your efforts are to be commended, and we hope that you will continue to learn and grow as a composer. Good luck with your musical studies!


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