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1st Place winners of the Violettes by Becky 4rth Annual Composition and Songwriter Competition are presented below. Bios and photos of students and honored teacher, Ms. Helen Hayes will follow soon. (I have temporarily posted old photos from students who have entered previously). I apologize for the lack of communication for the past few months. Our wonderful practice tip Greeting Cards and Prints have been occupying my time.
Check out the 2 minute card/poster samples video here (divided into 8 segments) :
1st Place for Senior Composition Competition:
Congratulations to Helena Abney-McPeek from Chicago, Illinois who won $250.
Ms. McPeek had a the added bonus of a skype lesson from the generous judge, Andrew Sigler. Mr. Sigler's bio can be found on our Violinist.com blog.
Helena's winning composition, "By the Seashore", can be heard here:
1st Place winner for the Junior Composition Division:
Congratulations to Fiona Abney-McPeek (Helena's sister) from Chicago, Illinois for her winning composition, "Curiosity".
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1st Place for Senior Songwriter Competition:
Congratulations to Carli Ann Tuttle from Florida who we understand will be attending Belmont University for a Music Business Degree next year.
Her winning entry, "Piece of You" is heard here:
1st Place for Junior Songwriter Competition:
Congratulations to Emma Rowe from Knoxville, TN for her song, "Case Closed".
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Honorary Mention to Piano and Composition Teacher Ms. Helen Haynes from Missouri who had the most students enter the competition. We are still waiting for results from the Junior Composition Judges, However I'd like to post the music from one of her students here, Maya Wood.
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