3rd Annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition Results


Presenting Results of the 3rd Annual Violettes

Composition and Songwriter Competition 2015/16

We hope to post some student Bios in the near future. Please send in Bios and Photos.

Senior Division Composition Awards


Announcing the 1st Place Senior Composition Winner for the 3rd Annual Violettes Youth Music Competition (Hope You don't mind some visual - it shows how easily your music paints a picture) Thanks to Kiwanis West in Knoxville, TN for the Prize Donation.



2nd Place Senior Composition-

Lindsey Williams from Oregon with "Nocturnal Transmogrifications"

Thanks to Kiwanis West of Knoxville, TN for the $200 Prize Donation.


3rd Place Senior Composition-

Helena Abney-McPeek from Illinois with "May 14", Both Parts I and II

Thanks to Sheet Music Plus for the $25 Gift Certificate


Honorable Mentions:

Juliana Lynch from Maryland, "The Cherry Tree"

Sayali Gove from North Carolina, "The Night Dances"

Max Justice from Oregon , "Scarlet"

Jie Zhang from Oregon, "The Unforgettable"


Special Award:

Juliana Lynch from Maryland with "Heaven's Door" - One of the judges commented that this deserves 1st place in a different category. Violettes by Becky agrees, so we have created a special one time Choral award for Miss Lynch.

Presenting 1st Place Choral Award to Juliana Lynch, we pulled $100 out of our Violettes by Becky hat.

Senior Songwriter Awards

Please note that this decision was impossibly hard. Finally, after looking at the ratings from 3 judges, we had to call a prize winner.


1st Place Senior Songwriter - Aanna Sapp from Missouri with "Wanderlust"

Thanks to the Annie Moses Band for the Fine Arts Summer Academy Gift


2nd Place Senior Songwriter- Carli Tuttle from Florida with "Trust Me"

Thanks to US Music Corp for the Washburn Guitar Prize


3rd Place Senior Songwriter - Alma Russ from North Carolina with "Next Town"

Thanks to Sheet Music Plus for the $25 Gift Certificate

Junior Division Composition

1st Place Junior Composition-  Fiona Abney-McPeek from Illinois with "Sunlight"

Thanks to Performers Music in Chicago for the $50 Gift Certificate

2nd Place Junior Composition- Tie

Sonia Nair from Oregon with "Coming of Age"

Thanks to Performers Music in Chicago for the $25 Gift Certificate

Maya Wood from Missouri with "Moonlight Spirit"

Thanks to Sheet Music Plus for the $25 Gift Certificate

Junior Division Songwriter

1st Place Junior Songwriter- Samantha Shuma from Texas with "Hooked"

Thanks to Sheet Music Plus for the $50 Gift Certificate

2nd Place Junior Songwriter- Emma Rowe from Tennessee with "Life Isn't Fair"

Thanks to Sheet Music Plus for the $25 Gift Certificate.


School Awards

Oakland, California Roots Int. School wins Outstanding Participation Award, with Dr. Bryan Alvarez entering 26 students with Garage Band compositions. They each have feedback from our amazing judges. 1st thru 3rd places still to be announced. -And a $500 check from an anonymous donor.

We still haven't heard from one of the judges, who is diligently typing results for all the children.

The Flushing, New York Veritas Academy students were challenged by Dr. Michael Eisenberg to write songs to enter. Students Melany Bernard , David Mercado, Tiffany Rose Joseph all won honorable mentions. Plus outstanding teacher, Michael Eisenberg wins $200 for the school to spend on music related equipment. Thanks to a collection of my generous friends and clients.

We must thank Composition Classes of Ben Mulholland from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania school, Play On, Philly! for judging the middle school compositions including the overwhelming number of Garage Band compositions.

Note that all Judges are Music Professional volunteers! A great big thank you to these fine people. We pulled in an additional judge, Tammie Dischner, member of the Knoxville Songwriter Association, to help us decide on the Senior Songwriter group winner.

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