Noah Fontes

Music students place in composition festival

Castlegar Music for Young Children teacher Tammy Francis was thrilled to find out her students placed in Music.

  • Thu May 21st, 2015 3:00pm
  • Life

Submitted to the Castlegar News

Castlegar Music for Young Children teacher Tammy Francis was thrilled to find out her students placed in Music for Young Children’s 2015 International Composition Festival.

Jacob Thomas placed third in the Sunbeams 2 category for Western Canada for his piece called The Castle. Two other students, Avaiya McFaddin and Noah Fontes, were finalists for Western Canada in the Sunbeams 1 category.  McFaddin’s piece is called Tee Tee Do Your Song, while Fontes’ is A Long Time in China.

This was the International Composition Festival’s 28th year. Approximately 8,000 Music for Young Children students took part.

Compositions were judged within their level in seven different regions — Western Canada, Ontario, Eastern Canada, United States, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and Vietnam.  The first place winners of each of these regions then compete internationally.

Francis noted that all of her students in the Music for Young Children program compose a piece every year as part of their curriculum.

“Each student’s piece is unique and special, but it is very exciting to have three students recognized for their compositions,” she said.

For more information about the program contact Francis at 250-365-3695 or visit myc.com.