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Second Annual Thomas Lee Student Composition Competition

April 13th, 2016 · No Comments

From Professor Travis Cross:

“Dear music students and faculty,

For the second year now, the UCLA Wind Ensemble has hosted the Thomas Lee Student Composition Competition, which invites current UCLA students to submit original works for band and wind ensemble, with a winner chosen for performance by the UCLA Wind Ensemble.

This year’s entries were judged by Dr. Patricia Cornett, associate director of bands at California State University, Fullerton, and Dr. Travis J. Cross. The quality of works submitted remains high, showing both great musical creativity and technical understanding about how to write for winds and percussion.

The winning entry is Glide Path by Sam Young. The judges selected Green Mountain by Pin Hsin Lin and Nne Na Tatu by Daniel French for honorable mention.

The UCLA Wind Ensemble will premiere Glide Path in Schoenberg Hall on May 25, 2016.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the competition, and thanks for devoting some of your creative energies to writing for the vibrant wind ensemble medium!”

Professor Cross also mentioned that an announcement would be coming about for the third-annual competition, with scores due in fall 2017.

Professor Emeritus D. Thomas Lee

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