The DMEA would like to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual DMEA Traditional and Electronic Music Composition Contest for the 2017-2018 school year. There were 18 entries, 7 for Electronic Music Composition 11 for Traditional Music Composition.

The DMEA would like to congratulate all of the young musicians who submitted entries for the marvelous creativity and compositional skill that they exhibited through their compositions. The adjudicators were floored at the level of the musical creativity and musical writing demonstrated by the participants and had a very difficult time making their decisions. The DMEA would also like to acknowledge the members who sponsored and supported their students through the process.

The winners compositions will be played prior to the remaining All-State Concerts during this school year as well as receiving a years subscription to Finale (traditional) or Pro-Tools (electronic).


2018 DMEA Young Composers Contest Winners

Middle School Electronic Music/Music Production

The winner in this division and level is David Poyta.  This is David's second year of participating and his second year winning this division.  David attends the Tatnall School, and his sponsoring DMEA member is Rowena Gutano.  The name of the composition is: “Ambition”

High School Electronic Music/Music Production

The winner in this division and level is Matthew Chen. This is Matthew's second year of participating in the Young Composers Contest. Matthew attends Caravel Academy and his sponsoring DMEA member is William Merritt, Jr.  The name of the compositon is: “Versa”

Middle School Traditional Composition

The winner in this division and level is Bruce Nyandemo.  Bruce attends Providence Creek Academy and his sponsoring DMEA member is Kelly Hanson. His composition was written for solo piano and it is titled: “How Could This Happen”

High School Traditional Composition

The winner in this division and level is Jasmine Bryant.  This is Jasmine's second year of participating and her second year winning in this division. Jasmine attends Caesar Rodney High School and her sponsoring DMEA member is DuWane Sandlin. Her composition was written for full symphony orchestra and is titled:“Dare”