2017 Finalists

The finalists are listed below in alphabetical order. This order does not imply relative ratings. Every finalist deserves the highest accolades for their tremendous achievement in compositional excellence.

Ensemble Finalists

Kuma Lisa - Elise Arancio - Tucker, GA - age 16

Tides for String Quartet - Karen Bao - San Ramon, CA - age 17

Vivace - Priyanka Chowdhury - Plainsboro, NJ - age 16

Fugue for String Quartet - Eamon Duff - Portland, MI - age 18

The Story of Tristan and Isolde - Gahwon Lee - Plano, TX - age 18

The Fly - Rolando Gomez - Miami Beach, FL - age 16

Pegao - Gabriela Gutierrez Perez - Miramar, FL - age 18

Chit-Chat for Wind Quintet - Louis A. Josephson - West Windsor, NJ - age 15

Wind Quintet No. 1 - Matthew Levin - Munster, IN - age 17

Adagio and Fugue in A Minor - Alex Mauger - Jonesborough, TN - age 18

Quintet Pastorale Movement 2 - Karna Mendonca - Pleasanton, CA - age 17

3 Night Pieces I - Paul Novak - Reno, NV - age 18

From Disconsolate to Delighted - Joel Padgett - Indianapolis, IN - age 18

Forged by Time - William Shabecoff - Greenwich. CT - age 16

Animated Ominosity - Victor Shlyakhtenko - Los Angeles, CA - age 15

Mixed Messages - Suhas Vittal - Scottsdale, AZ - age 16

Symphony No 2 for Strings - Andrew Wang - Johns Creek, GA - age 14

Agitato et Presto - Elijah Wheat - Clearwater, FL - age 16

Full Orchestra Finalists

Jonah - Seth Brown - North Little Rock, AR - age 17

A Shooting Star - Robin Butler - Arlington, IL - age 16

Struggling to Remain - Daniel Cho - Wyncote, PA - age 15

The Paper Man - Harrison Collins - Little Elm, TX - age 17

Antorchas - Isaiah Cruz - San Diego, CA - age 15

A Quiet Day on Planet Neptune - Zachary Detrick - New York, NY - age 18

Le Mystique - Isabella Dussias - Hillsborough, NJ - age 14

The Fall of Numenor - Devon Bollin - St. Peters, MO - age 17

Nothing Changes - Noah Goulet - Delaware, OH - age 16

Summit - Ted Grosson - Nolensville, TN - age 18

Road of Mishaps - Quentin Johnston - Adamstown, MD - age 16

Magna Hungaria - Jonas Katona - Santa Clarita, CA - age 18

Dreamscape - Zev Malina - Harrisburg, PA - age 14

Fantasy in G Minor - Theodore Servin - Coral Springs, FL - age 15

Fracture - Ivan Specht - New York, NY - age 15

Acicular Enmity 3rd Movement - Kevin Su - Boyds, MD - age 16

Freedom March - Liam Wallace - San Rafael, CA - age 17

Harmony of Emotions - Brendan Weinbaum - Atlanta, GA - age 14

Fantasy for Orchestra - Daniel Zarb-Cousin - Huntington Beach, CA - age 17