Finalist! LDS Music Competition 2017

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!

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 a 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. We are gratified to find so many Latter-day Saints that are contributing their talents to the Church.

I was a finalist! Maybe in 6 more years I’ll have a winner 🙂

I just wanted to post this to give those of you who also enter a little hope!

A Great Site

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.

Starting Anew

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!