The Bagaduce Music Lending Library recently announced the results of its 20th Young Composers’ Competition & Festival. Twenty young composers from across the state submitted original compositions for review by a team of expert judges, Fred Goldrich, Beth Wiemann and Robert Bahr, according to a news release from the library.

Winners were announced April 16 at the Young Composers Festival in Blue Hill, where Emmy award winning Paul Sullivan delivered the keynote speech and conducted a round table discussion with the contestants and judges.

Cash prizes of $200, $125 and $75 were awarded to winners by age category.

In Category I: Age 7-13:

First place — Logan Peters, 10, of Falmouth, for “Hunting on a Full Moon” for piano.

Second place — Cameron W. Stewart, 13, of Deer Isle, for “Untitled” for piano/keyboard.


Third place — Lila Pebble Hays, 9, of Brooklin, for “The Valley” for solo voice.

Honorable mention — Silas Bartol, of Manchester, for “Ode to Joy and Variations” for organ.

In Category II age 14 to high school:

First place — Hayden Stacki, of Westbrook, for “Rail Rider” for Flute or Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, Timpani, Auxiliary Percussion 1 & 2, and Mallet Percussion.

Second place — Soren Nyhus, of Waterville, for “Passacaglia for Violin I, Violin II, viola, cello and piano.

Third place — Samantha Barry, of Windham, for “Prelude in C-sharp Minor” for piano.


Honorable mention — Ruby Ramsay, of Hampden, for “Bienvenue” for SATB Chorus with piano accompaniment.

The purpose of the competition is to offer a forum for Maine’s students to create new musical works and to develop their composing and notation skills, according to the release. It also provides them with valuable feedback from professional musicians.

All submissions are now part of the Bagaduce Music Lending Library’s esteemed Maine Collection. The Bagaduce Music Lending Library, a tax-exempt corporation, was formed in 1983 to provide music-library access to performers and music lovers nationwide, regardless of affiliation.

For more information, call Martina Herries at 374-5454.

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