Inaugural Composition Competition showcases talent

On Monday 6 November, the Music Department hosted the inaugural IGS Composition Competition, an event that welcomed emerging composers from both the Primary School and High School. 

The evening commenced with an immersive experience, allowing students, staff, and parents to engage with the entries, by listening to the audio submissions available in booths scattered throughout the room.

Our guest adjudicator, Holly Harrison, was highly impressed with all the entries and remarked on the wide spectrum of creative talent on display, representing students from both the Primary School and High School. Holly is a very successful Australian Composer and has held composition residencies at leading independent schools. She specifically praised the students’ abilities to encompass a diverse range of compositional styles and their growing expertise in both melodic and harmonic interplay, whether in acoustic or electronic instrumental groupings.

Congratulations to all who participated and to the following place-getters.

Division 1: Kaleidoscope Kids Jingle

This division is part of the Kaleidoscope Kids Program, supporting the soon to be released IGS Podcast. Open to all students in submitting a catchy jingle to be featured as part of the podcast.

  • Winners | Kaleidoscope Kids by Kayla Vartanian, Clara Greenhalgh and Margot Robinson
  • Runner-Up | Flourishing Fanfare by Henry Egan

Division 2: Open Composition Primary School

  • Winner | Feel It Again by Grace Head
  • Runner-Up | Margot Robinson

Division Three: Open Composition High School

  • Winner | Frozen Lake Upon Klein Luckow by Henry Egan
  • Runner-Up | Frolicin’ by Red McLeay

Thanks to IGS Composer In Residence Mr Harry Sdraulig, for leading and supporting this new event for our IGS students, and providing this enrichment experience for our emerging young