Slideshow: Minnesota's best high school composers

May 7, 2014
MN Varsity Featured Round Composers at Mentorship Day. (TJ Turner for MPR) Score sheets (TJ Turner for MPR) Featured composer John Walker (TJ Turner for MPR) Violinist from the U of M school of music (TJ Turner for MPR) Featured round composer Austin Kraft (TJ Turner for MPR) Pianist from the U of M school of music (TJ Turner for MPR) Featured round composers at mentorship day. (TJ Turner for MPR) Showcase round composer Ava Heubner (Courtney Perry for MPR) Showcase round composer Riona Ryan (Courtney Perry for MPR) Showcase artists curtain call (Courtney Perry for MPR)

St. Paul, Minn. — From 13 composers around the state, the panel of judges from American Composers Forum selected five composers to spend a Workshop Day with charter ACF member and composer Carol Barnett.

The composers also had their works performed by violinist Can Canbolat, cellist Rosalind Leavell, and pianist Francesca Tortorello.

Two Featured Round composers — Ava Heubner and Riona Ryan — were selected to have their work premiered live on stage (and on the radio) as part of the Showcase Round at the Fitzgerald Theater on April 27, 2014.

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