Composition Competition Winners

 

2017

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

  • Alex Hatton (Floyd Central High School), Exploration of the Mind composed for String Quartet.
  • Zarek Taylor (Anderson High School), Sin Titulo composed for Wind Ensemble

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

  • Sam Stoltzfus (Goshen Middle School), Sea of Thought composed for String Quartet

 

Past Composition Competition Winners

 

2016 

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Matt Wietstock (Concord Community High School), Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Alex Hatton (Floyd Central High School), Enigma’s Edge

Instrumental Solo

  • Walker Humphrey (Pendleton Heights High School), Dance of the Moon-Cats
  • Alexander Toms (Greenwood Community High School), Howling Gale

Chamber Instrumental

  • Benjamin Shively (West Lafayette High School), The Lake

Orchestra (string)

  • Nathan Berkey (Goshen High School), The Magistrate’s Arrival

Orchestra (Full)

  • Benjamin Shively (West Lafayette High School), Concert Overture No. 1

Vocal Solo

  • Alex Hatton (Floyd Central High School), When I Think of You

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Joshua Schrock (Goshen Middle School), Theme from Fallout 4

Band

  • Anna Kragness (New Augusta Public Academy North), The Yankees

Chamber Music

  • Sam Stoltzfus (Goshen Middle School), Battle Shore

String Orchestra

  • Daniel Elizalde (Goshen Middle School), Pluckish Disphoria

 

2015

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Alex Hatton (Floyd Central High School), Scarborough Fair

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Matt Ridge (Fisher High School), None of Them Knew the Color of the Sky

Instrumental Solo

  • Matt Ridge (Fisher High School), Colors of the Wind

Vocal Solo

  • Alex Hatton (Floyd Central High School), Always Alone

Orchestra (string)

  • Nathan Berkey (Goshen High School), Phrygian Raga Facade

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Gabe Goertz (Goshen Middle School), Siege

 

2014

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Matt Ridge (Fishers High School), If We Must Die for woodwinds, brass and percussion

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Tyler Mitchell Habig (Avon High School), Always in Question

Instrumental Solo

  • James Adams (Carmel High School), Nocturne for piano

Orchestra (string)

  • Tyler Mitchell Habig (Avon High School), To See and Feel (the World)

Percussion Ensemble

  • Matt Ridge (Fishers High School), Crystalline

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Chris Peters (Highland Middle School), Waltz in D for string quartet

Jazz Combo

  • Walker Humphrey (Pendleton Heights Middle School), Blue Vinyl

 

2013

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Alex Williams (North Central High School, Indianapolis), Down in the Willow Garden for three voices and cello

Chamber Instrumental

  • Alex Williams (North Central High School, Indianapolis), Ex Nullitate for three cellos and percussion

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Alex Williams (North Central High School, Indianapolis), March of the Eagles

Electroacoustic

  • Alex Williams (North Central High School, Indianapolis), selfkleptomania for two-channel audio

Instrumental Solo

  • Gabriel Hawes (North Central High School, Indianapolis), And I Become Aware of Amounting Silence for harp

Jazz Big Band

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Wait for Me

Jazz Combo

  • Evan Main (Bloomington North High School), Snow Day

Orchestra (full)

  • Kaleb Eberhart (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), One’s True Passion

Orchestra (string)

  • James Adams (Carmel High School), Symphony for Strings No. 1 in E major

Vocal Choir

  • Andrew Santos (Wheeler High School, Valparaiso), Bellissimo Mare

Vocal Solo

  • Gabriel Hawes (North Central High School, Indianapolis), Everything in It’s Right Place

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Instrumental Solo

  • Susanna Harmon (Tecumseh Junior High School, Lafayette), Ocean Depths for piano

Orchestra (string)

  • Evan Wang (Zionsville Middle School), Lament of Passing

 

2012

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Bereft for piano quintet

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Kaleb Eberhart (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), A Hero’s Journey

Electroacoustic

  • Alex Williams (North Central High School, Indianapolis), Arrival for two-channel audio

Instrumental Solo

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Impromptu for piano

Jazz Big Band

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Retro

Jazz Combo

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Just Go With It

Orchestra (string)

  • Gabriel Hawes (Sheridan High School), An Introspection

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Orchestra (string)

  • Emily Kincaid (Zionsville Middle School), Magic

 

2011

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Daniel Smith (Carmel High School), Confliction for concert band

Chamber Instrumental

  • Kaleb Eberhart (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Feelings of Belonging for piano quintet

Choral

  • Andrew Shearin (Knox High School), The Sweetest Air Is Most Often the Thickest

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Gabriel Hawes (Sheridan High School), Of Diverging Thoughts

Electroacoustic

  • Colin Foster (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), Wristwatch Time Machine for two-channel audio

Instrumental Solo

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), For Jonas for piano

Jazz Combo

  • Clay Wulbrecht (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), I Don’t Know Your Name

Percussion Ensemble/Drum Line

  • Dylan Franks (Jay County High School), Sumthin’ Tickin’ for drum line

String Orchestra

  • Gabriel Hawes (Sheridan High School), Occasions

MIDDLE AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Alex Williams (Westlane Middle School, Indianapolis), Selections from Zoologie for bassoon and percussion

Choral

  • Eesha Bemra (Woodside Middle School, Fort Wayne), Song of the Angels for choir and chamber ensemble

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Alex Williams (Westlane Middle School, Indianapolis), Fanfare

String Orchestra

  • James Adams (Clay Middle School, Carmel), Frog Creek

 

2010

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Yihan Chen (Indiana University High School), Reminisence for violin and piano

Choral

  • Samuel Kubina (Sheridan High School), Let Go

Concert Band

  • Andrew Shearin (Knox High School), Uncertainty

Instrumental Solo

  • Natalie Horn (Oldenburg Academy), Adam’s Theme for piano

Orchestra

  • Joshua Clampitt (Bloomington North High School), The Nightingale and the Rose

String Orchestra

  • Matthew White (Park Tudor High School), Mournful Conclusion

 

2009

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Michael DeJohn (Elkhart Memorial High School), Caro mio ben for brass quintet

Chamber Instrumental

  • Andrew Welsh (Oldenburg Academy), Duo of One for two marimbas

Concert Band

  • Samuel Kubina (Sheridan High School), Creation

Jazz Instrumental

  • Eric Jones (Jefferson High School, Lafayette), The Leap

Orchestra

  • Joshua Clampitt (Bloomington North High School), Concerto for cello and orchestra

COLLEGE DIVISION

Choral

  • David Roseberry (Winona Lake, Grace College), Fanfare

Orchestra

  • David Roseberry (Winona Lake, Grace College), The Cathedral of Ys

 

2008

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Arranging

  • Cameron Floyd (Lawrenceburg), Deck the Beguine for jazz big band

Chamber Instrumental

  • Aron Frank (West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School), Fragments for woodwind quintet

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

  • Nigel Newton (Avon High School), Paladin

Jazz Instrumental

  • Nigel Newton (Avon High School), Blueskies

COLLEGE DIVISION

Chamber Instrumental

  • Jason Ausban (Terre Haute, Indiana State University), Horn Train for horn quartet

Choral

  • David Roseberry (Winona Lake, Grace College), The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

Vocal Solo

  • David Roseberry (Winona Lake, Grace College), Acquainted With the Night