Middle School Students Use Noteflight To Place In Statewide Competition

Students win statewide competition

We are extremely proud to feature two exceptional young students and Noteflight Learn users who placed in the Wisconsin School Music Association’s annual statewide Student Composition Project. WSMA describes the project as “a program at the heart of creativity, encouraging young musicians to artistically take what they are learning in music education and apply it in their own way through original music compositions.”

Emme and Colin, both students of Phil Rothschadl, exemplify everything that the Student Composition Project is about. They submitted original Noteflight compositions to the Student Composition Project and won 2nd and 3rd place out of over 80 applicants!

In addition to Emme and Colin’s prizes, Mr. Rothschadl mentored 7 other promising students who also entered original works in the contest.

Check Out The Winning Compositions

NoteflightEmme Dumbauld’s original composition, “Day Break”, won her 2nd place in the competition. Emme describes her piece as “a full band composition that has featured solos. The name ‘Day Break’ comes from how the music starts off mellow and slows and builds up gradually. The contrast between the instrument solos and the full band chords represent how a morning may start quiet and peaceful but becomes busy and loud as the world awakens.”

Colin Brusky won 3rd place in the competition with his original composition, “March of the Cockroaches.” Colin describes his piece as “a song using the trumpet and alto saxophone for the melody, with the clarinet, trombone, and the electric guitar for background, and percussion.”

We would like to send out a big congratulations to Emme, Colin, and Mr. Rothschadl for being not only exceptional musicians but also fantastic examples of how Noteflight Learn can energize music education in the classroom.

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