Ivy Leaf - Spring 2004
Hitting a High Note
Five Penn State Altoona music composition students garnered high honors at the state finals of the 2003 Music Teachers National Association Student Composition competition sponsored by the MTNA Foundation and Warner Brothers. The students all participated in the College's integrative arts course entitled "Approaches to Computer-aided Music Composition," taught by Annette Zalanowski, associate professor of music and integrative arts.
First place honors were bestowed on Christopher Hite in the state competition for his composition "Melody in F." Lihe Yeo, a junior from Malaysia, was awarded second place for her composition "Water and Ice." Third place honors were given to Christine Fedak for "Theme and Variations." Christine graduated from Penn State Altoona in the fall of 2003 with a degree in integrative arts. John Milton also placed third with his composition "Fall Foliage." Receiving honorable mention for "No Rebase" was Altoona native Michael Kennedy.
Christopher Hite won a $100 prize and moved on to represent Pennsylvania in the Eastern Division's competition at Slippery Rock State University in January 2004, where he received third-place honors.