Congratulations to Sophia Contratto, the 2019 FVA Composition Contest winner! Her composition, Serenade, received its world premiere performance on Friday, January 11 with Dr. Beth Gibbs conducting the 2019 All-State Reading Chorus to an enthusiastic ovation from the audience. Sophia is a student of Michael Dye at Niceville High School.
Many thanks to this year’s adjudicators: Dr. David Brunner (University of Central Florida), Dr. Andrew Larson (Stetson University), and Dr. Cara Tasher (University of North Florida). Look out for next year’s contest! Submissions will be due early in the Fall!