LMTA Composition Contest Winners Recital
Student winners of the 2021 Biennial Lincoln Music Teachers Association (LMTA) Composition Contest performed their compositions in an in-person recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington Street. Tom Larson, Assistant Professor of Composition (Emerging Media and Digital Arts) at the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music served as this year’s composition contest judge. He also gave a special performance at the recital.
Winners will receive a monetary gift and all compositions will be included in a publication available for purchase by the public. LMTA feels that composition develops students’ creativity and musical expressiveness while they incorporate various musical techniques, use of instruments, and decide on the names of their compositions. The LMTA Composition Contest began in 2005-06 with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra support for the cause. The 2021 event was the 9th LMTA Composition Contest.
Contest Committee members were Marcia Wiebers, Jane Sonneland and Marina Fabrikant. Thank you to Nancy Schoen for the photography.
(Teacher’s Name in parentheses if not pictured)
From Left: Judge Tom Larson; First Place Winner Daniel Alexandrov; Teacher, Marina Fabrikant
Back Row, L to R: Honorable Mention Winner Jonah P. Rabe (Jessica Freeman); Judge Tom Larson; Third Place Winner Kaelyn Murtaugh (Nancy L Schoen)
Front Row, L to R: First Place Winner Braydon V. Fujan (Nancy L Schoen); Second Place Winner Vasya Mironov (Marina Fabrikant)
Back Row, L to R: Second Place Winner Zander Ferguson (Nancy L Schoen); Judge Tom Larson; Third Place Winner Noah Robb (Marcia Wiebers)
Front Row, L to R: First Place Winner Isaiah Paradise (Marcia Wiebers); Honorable Mention Josiah D. Rabe (Jessica Freeman)
Back Row, L to R: Judge Tom Larson; First Place Winner Jonathan Handley (Marcia Wiebers)
Front Row, L to R: Second Place Winner Larissa Myers (Lisa Myers); Honorable Mention Xander Niebuhr (Marcia Wiebers)
Not Pictured: Third Place Winner Dawson Dynek (Nancy L Schoen)
From Left: Judge Tom Larson; First Place Winner Mark E. Westphalen (Marcia Wiebers)