The NYSSMA Electronic Music Composition Showcase

The NYSSMA Electronic Music Composition Showcase is a program held each year at the NYSSMA Winter Conference featuring original electronic music compositions composed by New York State students. The showcase compositions are selected from a large pool of works submitted by students of all ages from NYSSMA participating schools. All submitted compositions are evaluated by a panel of adjudicators and the most outstanding are selected for performance at the showcase.

The concept of an electronic music showcase was first proposed by Herbert Deutsch in 1994 and presented to the NYSSMA Technology Committee, chaired at that time by Peter Brasch. Approved by NYSSMA president William Mercer and fully supported by incoming president Richard Rabideau, the first showcase occurred at the 1996 Winter Conference at the Concord Hotel. The showcase has become a popular annual event highlighting the creative abilities of young composers.

Click on the linked titles to listen to these student compositions.

2016 Selections

  • Small Packages – Jessica Berenzano (Grade 11), Island Trees HS (Levittown Public Schools). Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen, 
  • Mystic – by Christopher Bellino (Grade 10), Bay Shore HS (Bay Shore UFSD).
  • Champion – by Paul Brown (Grade 10), Bay Shore HS (Bay Shore UFSD).  Michael Schaefer
  • Shipwreck – by Ryan Dee (Grade 11), Northport HS (Northport-East Northport UFSD). Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Wind-Blown Clouds – by Jonathan Fischer (Grade 10), Horace Greely HS (Chappaqua CSD). Sponsoring Teacher: Kathleen Feldman
  • Multifarious Fiesta – by Eddie Fiscella (Grade 9), North Salem MS/HS (North Salem CSD). Sponsoring Teacher: Melissa Abrams
  • Forbidden Jungle – by Matthew Michaelson (Grade 11), Bethpage HS (Bethpage UFSD). Sponsoring Teacher: James Stehlik
  • Kickin’ – by Matt Tomko (Grade 11), Sayville HS (Sayville UFSD). Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Small Packages – by Sarah Murphy (Grade 11), Island Trees HS (Levittown – Island Trees UFSD). Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Dichotomy – by Shane Patterson (Grade 11), Baker HS (Baldwinsville CSD). Sponsoring Teacher: Colin Keating
  • Interstellar – by Jordan Plompen (Grade 11), Sayville HS (Sayville UFSD). Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo

 

2015 Selections

  • The Circus Train – by Sophia Stehlik, West Islip C.S.D. Sponsoring Teacher: Eric Albinder
  • On the Far Side – by Alex Jones, Sayville H.S. Sponsoring Teacher:  Andrew Giammalvo
  • Intuition – by Shane Patterson, Baldwinsville C.S.D. Sponsoring Teacher: Colin Keating
  • Headswell – by Ethan Day, Bayshore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Terry Nigrelli
  • Modern Haunting – by Emily Osterloh, Sayville H.S. Sponsoring Teacher:  Andrew Giammalvo
  • Wednesday – by Alec Cavaciuti, Island Trees H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: J.Peter Hansen
  • Dorian Moods – by Andrew Press, Island Trees H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Costalgate – by Richard Orofino, Northport H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Bassline –  by Hunter Galvin, Hoosic Valley H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Jacquelyn Pagliolong

2014 Selections

  • Over And Up  –  by Victor LaBozetta, Newfield High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Diana Cook
  • The Fall  –  by Shane Peterson, Baldwinsville High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Aliza Cincota
  • Old Frankenstein  –  by Youn-Young (Janice) Hur, Island Trees H.S. Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Space Carnival  –  by Michael Rotunno, Bethpage H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Colin Keating
  • Pulsate  –  by Alex Jones, Sayville H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Into the Nebula  –  by Samantha Petry, Island Trees H.S. Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Beyond the Treeline  –  by Joshua Finkel, Bethpage H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Colin Keating
  • Fall In Love –  by Kristina Cockerill, Bay Shore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Terry Nigrelli
  • Star Crossed  –  by Ethan Day, Bay Shore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Terry Nigrelli
  • Only In My Dreams  –  by Morgan Petry, Island Trees H.S. Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen

2013 Selections

  • For What It Is – by Paul Mangels, Bay Shore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo
  • Sleep – by Daniel Coello, Northport High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Subway Stalker – by Morgan Petry, Island Trees High School. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • The Second to Last Samurai – by Thomas McCarthy, Island Trees High School. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Journey to the Promise Land – by John Norris, Bay Shore High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo
  • A Day in the Life of Grover Cleveland – by Zachary Sumski, Bay Shore High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo
  • Cos Major – by Shane Patterson, Durgee JHS, Baldwinsville. Sponsoring Teacher: Aliza Cincota
  • WWII Dubstep – by Robert Danzi, Sayville High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Born Again – by  Connor Graves, Silver Creek Central School. Sponsoring Teacher: Rachel Curtin
  • Antic and Dance – by Victor LaBozzetta III, Newfield High School. Sponsoring Teacher: Diana Cook

2012 Selections

  • Kabuki – by Melissa Anne Rorech, Island Trees H.S., Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Escape – by Christian Savini, Sayville H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Pull Me In – by Gabriel Pechta, Lynbrook H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Brian White
  • The Inquisitive Ambiance – by Matt Iovino, Sayville H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • A Tribute to Jean Baptiste Grenouille – byt Justin Riggs, Northport H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Not In Service – by James Wyatt Woodall, Northport H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Paranormal Nights – by Jaclynn LoGatto, Island Trees H.S., Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Readers – by Dylan Seeger, South Side H.S. Rockville Centre. Sponsoring Teacher: Karen Baer
  • Let Him Speak – by Brad Tuller, Bay Shore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo
  • Cereal Slaughter – by David Mannlein, Island Trees H.S., Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Back to Africa – Maisha en Moyo – by Sodasia Thompson, Bay Shore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo

2011 Selections

  • Two Short Compositions: Space Curiosity and Two – by Victor LaBozzetta, III, Selden Middle School, Selden. Sponsoring Teacher: Diana Cook
  • Japanese Reflections – by Colleen McKenna, Island Trees H.S., Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Drum Voice – by Matthew Iovino, Sayville H.S., Sayville. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Wandering Along the Sonic Highway – by Emily Sobel, Bay Shore H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo
  • Gamma Knife – by Luke Norris, Bethpage H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: James Stehlik
  • Into The Hourglass – by Kathryn J. Gundersen, Island Trees H.S., Levittown. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Construction, Reflection and Destruction – by Austin Borger, Northport H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Wauhatchie 1863 – by James Woodall, Northport H.S. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle

2010 Selections  

  • Alien Encounters – by Brianna Torotelli, Island Trees H.S., Levittown, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Minimalism – by Phuong Pham, Island Trees H.S., Levittown, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • Summer Atmosphere – by Michelle Garcia, Bay Shore, H.S., Bay Shore, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: Ted Scalzo
  • Journey Through the Universe – by Tyler Bonilla, Northport H.S., Northport, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: Frank Doyle
  • Creepy 2.0 – by Nick Calvano – Sayville H.S., Sayville, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Lost Souls – by Colleen McKenna – Island Trees H.S., Levittown, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • New World Order – by Timmy Traver – Sayville H.S., Sayville, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Giammalvo
  • Memories of Pearl Harbor – by Amanda Agosta, Island Trees H.S., Levittown, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • The Calming – by John Goh, Island Trees H.S., Levittown, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • The Perfect Storm – by David William Mannlein, Island Trees H.S., Levittown, NY. Sponsoring Teacher: J. Peter Hansen
  • October – by Andrew Cavaciuti – Bethpage H.S.

  

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