This is the 6th year I’ve entered a song in the annual music competition. Every year I’ve gotten the same result:
Although your work, *such and such* was not among the recognized entries, we are gratified to find so many Latter-day Saints that are contributing their talents to the Church.
This year I entered my violin/piano arrangement of “When I Am Baptized.” It still was not a winner but for the first time I saw this new line:
Although your work, “When I Am Baptized,” was not among the recognized entries, we wanted you to know that it was among the finalists. This is an accomplishment worthy of note considering the quantity of submissions.
I was a finalist!
If you are entering and not winning…don’t give up hope! I’ve noticed myself improve in my skills every year. Looking back to my first entry, it was a wreck. I’ve learned a lot. Ask for editing from a musical friend. I’ve improved my knowledge a lot from doing that. Also, look at the songs that are winners. They will show you what the judges are looking for. Hopefully this is helpful for you who are also entering!
On March 12th I had this little angel:
She is number 3 in our family and I have my hands full. I never stop composing but I just don’t have quite as much time. You will still see new stuff but it may be less frequent…or maybe not, you never know 🙂
If you haven’t heard of Free LDS Sheet Music I have to recommend it. It’s nice because it is a collection from multiple LDS composer’s website’s–all the ones that give out their music for free.
I just got my own page on their site and it was really fun for me to see all the music I’ve arranged. It’s a lot of work but it feels really good to see how much I’ve accomplished.
Thanks to all my family and friends voting, some everyday for two weeks, I came out winner in the Sacred Sheet Music Competition. Check out their page with this announcement!
I’ve submitted my piece, Once in Royal David’s City, for an online competition. Voting is now going on and each person can get a vote once a day until March 8th. I’d love to get your vote! Follow this link, scroll down a little and on the left side you will see where to cast your vote. Thanks!
I know the site has been down for a month or so. My husband is the one who deals with technical issues and he has been very busy. Last night, he finally had some time to fix it. Hurray! Get ready for more music!
My old site was, quite frankly, old fashioned. I wanted to get it looking better. So, I will be working on this new site for a while. I will post all the songs from my old site and add a few new ones I’ve created in the past few months. Wish me luck!