Maryrose Jagusah, "MJ's Composition"
High School Division
Genevieve Decker, "A Collection of Mythical Secrets"
Jesse Trujillo, "Dark Lullaby"
Joseph Carey, "hanamidori"
Michael Conrad, "Sonatina in C: Midori"
Andrew Krueger, "Mi-Do-Ri"
To celebrate the visit of world-renowned violinist Midori, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the St. Ambrose University Music Department hosted the "Mi-Do-Ri" Young Composer Competition. Young composers were invited to compose and submit a piece for solo violin or violin and piano using a central 3 note musical theme based on the name Midori. William Campbell, PhD., Assoc. Professor of Music Theory and Composition at St Ambrose, offered three separate workshops for composers to guide them through the composition process. Each workshop included opportunities to teach participants about the genre, musical form, and composition techniques.