Young Port Coquitlam composers celebrate success

Several budding young composers from Port Coquitlam are celebrating their success at a recent international children’s competition.

Several budding young composers from Port Coquitlam are celebrating their success at a recent international children’s competition.

Hayden Loi won first place amongst competitors in Western Canada, and second internationally in his age division at the 33rd annual Music for Young Children’s International Composition Festival in Brantford, Ont. 

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His winning entry was called, Skyfall.

The competition featured entries from more than 5,500 children, aged three to nine-years-old. They’re from across Canada, the United States and Asia.

Madelyn Aria’s song, Little Red Riding Hood, won second place in Western Canada, and Arissa Ho earned an honourable mention for her song, Dancing in the Fireworks.

Rebekah Ng, the students’ music teacher, said the experience committing ideas and creativity to music composition can be enriching for the entire family.

“It is such a fun experience for parents to be involved in their children’s musical learning,” she said. “They learn to create meaning and purpose together through making music.”

Two other students, Eddie Wang and Johnny Lee, also received honourable mentions in their age categories.

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