Composition Contest

Area 2 2015 Composition Contest

Congratulations to Karen Thompson, winner of the 2015 Young Ringer’s Composition Contest.  Her composition “Grandeur” will be one of the massed selections rung in Scranton.  Karen’s piece has been submitted to A.G.E.H.R. for publishing and should be available for purchase by the first of the year.  The committee received several excellent pieces in the Young Ringers’ category and it was not an easy decision. Many thanks to all the entrants for their hard work and interest in Area 2. We hope to hear from them again.

No prize was awarded in the Festival category for 2015.  Again, there were several excellent compositions in the Festival category, but none of them met Area 2’s criteria for selecting a winner.  One of the main reasons Area 2 sponsors a composition contest is to promote original handbell writing, unique to the instrument.  And because the selection is rung at Festival as a massed piece, it must fit into the level 2 – level 3 difficulty range.  Again, many thanks to all the composers that submitted material and we hope to hear from them again.

Click here for information on the 2017 composition contest.

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