A trio of North Carolina students were recently honored in the 2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition. Open to K-Collegiate students, the competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries are judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.
Two honorees in the High School category hail from Weaver Academy in Greensboro, NC where they are taught by the NCMEA Technology Chair Howell Ledford. Jessica Taylor won for the piece, Cherry Plum, while fellow student Cameron Woody earned Honorable Mention for the piece, Creature.
In the Collegiate category, UNC-Wilmington’s Crystin Williams took top honors for the piece, Showing Color.
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About the Competition
The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries are judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.
Association member adjudicators will select a winner in each of the following categories:
- Grades K-8
- Grades 9-12
Each entrant must be sponsored by a NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member in good standing.
Compositions should be 5 minutes or less and should either be composed electronically or include electronic instruments (vocal and/or acoustic instruments may be combined with electronic instruments).
Up to nine selected composers will receive cash awards. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.