Student Bio of 2nd Place Senior Composition Winner
This entry was posted on May 15, 2016.
With No Formal Composition Training, Ms. Williams takes 2nd Place
A s 2nd Place Senior Composition winner, Lindsey Williams of Bend, Oregon receives $200 cash, donated by the West Knoxville Kiwanis Club.
Lindsey is an 18 year-old senior with many musical interests. She has been studying piano with Peter Brownlee for the last seven years. During this time, she completed, with distinction, all 10 levels of the Oregon Music Teachers' Association Syllabus, and has won a number of competitions, most notably the Cascades Classical Music Competition and the OMTA Bach Festival. She has also participated in masterclasses with Jill Timmons and Sean Chen.
Additionally a violinist, Lindsey has performed with the OMEA All-State Orchestra and is a
member of her high school's Chamber Orchestra. Lindsey loves chamber music and recently won 2nd place at the State Ensemble Festival with her piano trio.
Lindsey has been composing ever since she began learning piano seven years ago, mimicking
her favorite composers, Bach and Mozart. More recently, she has been exploring her own
unique style, often taking inspiration from more obscure areas such as literature and visual art.
While she has never had any formal composition training, Lindsey hopes to advance her skills
at Bard College this fall, where she plans to pursue a double major in music and social studies.
In addition to piano, violin, and composition, Lindsey is an avid French enthusiast who founded
her school's French Club.
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