Category: Harmonia

2022 – Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

2022 – Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

Congratulations to Alexander Moiseev, a young man of exceptional talent and commitment to music.  Not only is he a superb pianist, but he also has won many prizes for composition.   This latest prize is perhaps his greatest musical accomplishment to date. I can’t wait to see what this young man will do next! What a […]

2022 – Composition Competition Winners

2022 – Composition Competition Winners

October 2022 has been an exciting month for Harmonia. So many winners! MTNA Composition Competition: Six of our students entered the state level of this year’s MTNA competition – five Seniors and one Elementary.  Here are the winners and representatives selected for North Carolina: Raphael Mouawad won first place in the Senior level for his piano […]

2021 – Composition Competition Winners

2021 – Composition Competition Winners

2021– MTNA National Finalists Our student composers look forward to the annual MTNA Composition Competition, a time-honored and prestigious event. They work hard all summer to finish their pieces by the September deadline, then count the days until the winners are announced!  The Southern Division winners were announced December 7th. We are proud to introduce […]

2021 – Playlist for NC 10by10 Play Festival

2021 – Playlist for NC 10by10 Play Festival

Playlist for 2021 NC 10by10 Play Festival September 17-26, 2021 The ArtsCenter Carrboro NC Ten plays … each ten minutes long … ten playwrights … ten actors … nine directors …  To this exciting mix, add nine young composers, ranging in age from 13 – 25.  Pure magic – and a wonderful evening of entertainment! […]

Mike Tauben – Saudade

Mike Tauben – Saudade

The requirements of the competition were very clear.  The page posted in January 2014 began with a description that might appeal to any classical music lover: Simply Stunning …  That’s what the audience will say when your piece is premiered and recorded in May 2014.  Future performers will add this exquisite piece to their repertoire.  […]

Samantha Strowd – Five Cats, Something Like That

Samantha Strowd – Five Cats, Something Like That

Everything about the competition sounded like fun! The year was 2011. The sponsor was a performance group in Hanover, Germany, who was giving their third annual Composers Competition. The Plathner Eleven chamber group certainly had a sense of humor and creativity. The rules for the competition were similar to other competitions, except for the theme […]

Composition Competitions – Friend or Foe?

Composition Competitions – Friend or Foe?

Composition competitions can be daunting, delightful, stressful, playful … it all depends on the competition! What makes a successful composition competition?  What environments and incentives bring composers back again and again to enter another new piece? I’ve had a lot of experience with composition competitions, since my own students enter them faithfully every fall, and […]

2014 – Au Revoir – Featured Artists

2014 – Au Revoir – Featured Artists

Au Revoir – A Concert of Endings and Beginnings Saturday May 10, 2014 2014 was a very special year for Harmonia!  Three of our most beloved members were graduating from high school, and leaving to go off to college.  Aria Cheregosha, Noah Balamucki and Charles Higgins were honored in this concert, as our departing seniors.  […]

2012-2013 Student Recognition

2012-2013 Student Recognition

Composition studies include a variety of other genres –  video games, film scoring, poetry, plays, and other multi-media. Our Harmonia students are constantly winning so many awards, getting accepted into prestigious programs, or premiering new works, that it’s hard to keep up with all their accomplishments!  In 2012 and 2013, just for fun, we kept a […]

2013 – A Beautiful Evening in June

2013 – A Beautiful Evening in June

Excerpt from “June” by Grace Gollmar Harmonia presents ….. A Beautiful Evening in June a celebration with music and film scores Saturday June 1, 2013 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Southern Village Christ United Methodist Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina “A Beautiful Evening in June” was one of our most varied and lush concerts!  Those […]

2013 – Third Gratitude Concert

2013 – Third Gratitude Concert

Julie Harris conducts while Cam Cline paints to “Winter Forest” by Harmonia composer Charles Higgins. Performers are, left to right: Alison Kim, piano; Aria Cheregosha, violin; James Allen, cello; Adam Wang, clarinet; Laura Szpir, flute Third Annual Gratitude ConcertGiving thanks through creating music Saturday, February 16, 20136:00 pm – 7:45 pmChrist United Methodist ChurchSouthern VillageChapel […]

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