Ironton student composer recognized in statewide music competition
Dustin Dunn of South Iron R-I High School was recognized for “American Rhapsody.”
The University of Missouri School of Music has announced that 28 elementary, middle school and high school students from across Missouri, including a student from Ironton, have been awarded prizes in the sixth annual Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.) competition.
C.O.M.P. is a joint venture of the University of Missouri School of Music and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, which provides an annual gift of $50,000 to sponsor the competition. The program was created to encourage K-12 students in Missouri to write original musical works and to encourage performances of those works. The 2011 competition had the most submissions in the event’s six-year history, with more than 100 entrants in eight different categories.