Music Composition Winners 2017-18

Scores, p1, Petrini and RougleCongratulations to Alexandria’s 2017-18 winners in Music Composition! Each winning entry was initially the 1st Place winner in the student’s own school contest. 1st Place winners from all the ACPS school contests then competed in the Alexandria PTA Council’s citywide Reflections competition. 1st Place Alexandria winners competed at the Northern Virginia District level; district results are included below.

Here are the Alexandria winners in Music Composition. Click on the entry links to hear the music.


High School (grades 9-12)

1st Place – Jonathan Morgan Petrini, 10th grade, TC Williams HS, “Reaching” (NoVa District HM)


Middle School (grades 6-8)

1st Place – Eliana Rougle, 6th grade, Francis Hammond MS, “Reaching for the Stars”


Intermediate (grades 3-5)


"I've Been Waiting," by Nora B., 3rd grade, Mt Vernon Community School

Nora B., 3rd grade, Mt Vernon Community School, still shot from video of Music Composition entry, “I’ve Been Waiting.”

1st Place – Nora Beekman, 3rd grade, Mt Vernon Community School, “I’ve Been Waiting” (NoVa District Director’s Award)

2nd Place – Noah Sternberg, 5th grade, Douglas MacArthur ES, “Balancing Act”

3rd Place – Brooke Hunnicutt, 3rd grade, John Adams ES, “The High Note Jam”

Director’s Award – Julia Gwin, 4th grade, Matthew Maury, “Girls With a Goal”


Primary (preK-grade 2)

1st Place – Mariana Carpio, 1st grade, Mt Vernon Community School, “Mount Vernon Safety”