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2022 Student Composition Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of WAC's 2022 Student Composition Contest:

Elementary School Category

  • First Prize: Dave Amadi “Cat vs. Lawnmower” (Robbins Elementary, Eau Claire)
  • Honorable Mention: Brynn Holldorf “The Knight’s Adventure” (Sherman Elementary, Eau Claire)
  • Honorable Mention: Tayvin Krenzelok “The Haunted House” (Locust Lane Elementary, Eau Claire)
  • Honorable Mention: Michael Papadopoulos “Low Flying Hawk” (St. James Elementary, Eau Claire)
  • Honorable Mention: Iris Wang “Small Tree” (Brookfield Elementary, Brookfield)

Middle School Category

  • First Prize: Brianna Yang “The Abandoned Treehouse Mansion” (Richmond School, Sussex)
  • Honorable Mention: Delana Marsh “The Primadona” (DeLong Middle School, Eau Claire)
  • Honorable Mention: Allison Yang “Bright Morning” (Richmond School, Sussex)

High School Category

  • First Prize: Aniket Singh “A Fallout Waltz” (Hamilton High School, Sussex)
  • Honorable Mention: Charlie Plante “Woodwind Quintet No. 1” (Cedarburg High School, Cedarburg)
  • Honorable Mention: Leo Rodda “Avalanche” (Appleton North High School, Appleton)

Undergraduate Category

  • First Place: Brock Daumler “Via Negativa” (Lawrence University)
  • Honorable Mention: Mack Booth, “but does it djent?” (UW Oshkosh)
  • Honorable Mention: Micah Gehring “Elegy” (UW Oshkosh)
  • Honorable Mention: Joe Sandy, “Home, 2am” (UW Oshkosh)

WAC 2023 New Music Festival

The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (WAC) is accepting submissions for its New Music Festival to be held at UW Whitewater on April 16, 2023. This year, WAC is pleased to be partnering with the Ancia Saxophone Quartet.

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