Students create original musical works for statewide competition

April 23, 2010 | 6:13 p.m. CDT
Six winners of the Creating Original Music Competition talk about their compositions. Marley Wurzer and Alicia Flavin, fifth-grade students at Lee Elementary School, won second place in the elementary song with words category for their song, “Roses in the Winter.”

Oakland Junior High School eighth-graders Ross Meneffe, Nick Roberts, and Austin Culbertson and Lange Middle School seventh-grader Isaac Baker form the band Guilty Party. The group won second place in the middle school pop category of the competition for the song “Lies.”

The Creating Original Music Competition is a Missouri program sponsored by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation that encourages K-12 students to create and perform original works. Winners performed their compositions April 17 at the MU School of Music.