Fiona Hernandez ’25 Recognized as Award-winning Songwriter

Fiona Hernandez ’25 earned first place in the vocal solo category of the WSMA 2020 Student Composition Project for her piece, “Sail the World,” which she wrote in a Middle School song-writing class taught by Miriam Altman, Middle School music teacher. In addition to writing the lyrics and composing the music, Hernandez ’25 digitally created all of the sounds in the piece, including the instrumentals. Click here to listen to a recording of the song, performed by Lyle Mondano ’24.

To enter the project, hosted by the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA), students submit original compositions and recordings to the WSMA in the fall. The works are then evaluated by professional Wisconsin composers and students receive written critiques from the evaluators.
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