Alexandria’s NoVa 2016-17 Winners, Music Composition

P1170763 JMP with Mickey & Minnie

Jonathan received a national Reflections award in Orlando for last year’s Music entry. This year’s entry is now at the state contest. Fingers crossed for another trip to the National Convention!

Click on the song titles in each entry below to listen to Alexandria City’s 1st-Place entries that have also been honored in the Northern Virginia District contest. The songs reflect on the theme, “What Is Your Story?” The student entrant is the composer; performances may be by the entrant, by other musicians, or generated electronically.

Jonathan Morgan Petrini (grade 9) T.C. Williams HS:  “The Plot Thickens” (1st-Place Northern Virginia District winner, High School division)

Eliza Gwin (grade 5) Maury ES: “You Were” (tied for 3rd Place, Northern Virginia District contest, Intermediate division)

Eliza Gwin (5th-gr, Maury) still shot - You Were, Mus-INT

Eliza sings and plays her award-winning music composition, “You Were”

Alexander Toa Tiapula Tuson (grade 6) George Washington MS: “My Theme Song” (Honorable Mention, Northern Virginia District contest, Middle School division)


The score to Alexander’s original composition, which was honored in the Council (Alexandria City) and District (Northern Virginia) contests.