For Immediate Release
Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME
email@example.com or (703) 860-4000
Three Students Named Winners
and Five Honorable Mentions Recognized
in the Third NAfME Student Songwriters Competition
RESTON, VA (November 2, 2022)—This year National Association for Music Education (NAfME) held its third Student Songwriters Competition for K–Collegiate students. This competition provided students the opportunity to submit original songs. Cash prizes are awarded to selected songwriters. All entrants receive written evaluations of their work. Selected works will be featured during the 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on November 4.
NAfME member adjudicators selected winners from three categories: grades K–8, grades 9–12, and collegiate/graduate students. Each entrant must be sponsored by a NAfME member. Submitted compositions needed to be 5 minutes or less and include an audio recording and lyric sheet (lead sheet optional).
These students were recognized for their submissions:
Emma James, Don’t Forget
- London Middle School, Corpus Christi, Texas
- Teacher: Luis Zepeda
Eila Conopask, One Day
- Avon School, Avon, Connecticut
- Teacher: Jane Sitarz
Yuta Takahashi, Ice cream in the driveway
- Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut
- Teacher: Barbara Freedman
Dexter Griffin, disposition
- Berkeley High School, Berkeley, California
- Teacher: Karen Wells
Sanjna Rajagopalan, Textbook Answers
- Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, New Jersey
- Teacher: Natalie Cardillo
Sam Harrison, Hand of Hodges
- Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Caroline Bergan, Dear Stranger
- Syracuse University—VPA—Setnor School of Music, Syracuse, New York
Roman Rivera, Like Me More
- Roman Rivera, Fresno, California
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