Last December, we launched our very first Winter Composition Challenge, a speed writing composition competition where our entrants had just three weeks to write a complete piece.
We had a wide variety of entrants who all competed valiantly, but we're happy to announce that we have selected Margaret Sutherland's piece The Legend of The Lost Boys as the winning submission!
Here's what Margaret told us about her piece:
"The Legend of the Lost Boys is a whimsical piece for clarinet and piano, inspired by the many adventures of the Lost Boys described in J.M. Barrie's fairy tale Peter Pan. The idea came while watching my young siblings and cousins playing together during the holidays. I wanted to write something that captured the lively spirit of children with a vivid imagination, sporadically jumping from one adventure to the next, sailing the high seas and battling monsters. The piece is short and energetic, much like the Lost Boys themselves."
You'll be able to hear the world premiere of The Legend of The Lost Boys at our concert at West Texas A&M University on March 6th, at 7:30PM. Head over to our Events page for more info.
Margaret Sutherland is a Junior Composition major at West Texas A&M University, studying under Dr. BJ Brooks. When she is not in class, playing in an ensemble, practicing, drinking coffee, studying, or teaching piano, she can be found...well, that's really all she has time for. After graduation from WT, she has plans to pursue her master's in composition and continuing teaching and writing music for many different mediums.