Announcing the Winners of the 2017-2018 CMS Young Composers Competition

Jan. 11, 2018

Announcing the Winners of the 2017-2018 CMS Young Composers Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the CMS Young Composers Competition

The Community Music School is excited to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Young Composers Competition sponsored by Arden and Harry Fisher.

Level One (12-16 years of age):

Co-1st Place, Solomon Ge, 14, from San Jose, California - for "Metamorphosis"
Co-1st Place, Bo Huang, 16, Rutherford, New Jersey - String Trio
Co-2nd Place, Brinson Moore, 15, Greenwood, South Carolina - Violin Sonata No. 2
Co-2nd Place, Avik Sarkar, 16, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts - "Ragini"

Level Two (17-21 years of age):

1st Place, Josiah Sprankle, 21, Kansas City, Missouri - "Sanguine and Phlegmatic" from The Four Temperaments
2nd Place, Julian Freyo, 21, Cleveland, Ohio - "Zafiro"

See Their Work Performed March 24

Winners of the competition will have their works performed by professional musicians and recorded as part of the Emerging Composers Concert held at the Community Music School on March 24.

In addition, winners recieve individual feedback on their work from guest composer Kyong Mee Choi - head of Music Composition and an associate professor of Music Composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Join the Community Music School for the Emerging Composers Concert on March 24, at 3 p.m., in the Concert Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

About the Community Music School

Founded in 1925, the CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region. Classes are available in University City, at Faust Park in West County, and at CMS headquarters located on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves. For more information call 314-968-5939 or visit

The Community Music School of Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. The Community Music School receives assistance from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. Financial assistance for the Preparatory Program has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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