High School freshman wins Fort Collins Symphony fanfare competition

Posted on: December 2, 2010

A report in Thursday’s (12/2) Coloradoan (Fort Collins) states, “Fossil Ridge High School freshman Ethan Boxley’s ‘Fanfare for Home’ has won the Fort Collins Symphony’s fanfare competition. The symphony contest sought out talented young composers to create a short fanfare for the symphony to perform as part of its Jan. 7, 2011, Youth Education Series, educational concerts presented to area fourth-and fifth-graders. The 14-year-old’s fanfare was selected by a panel of symphony musicians. … While ‘Fanfare for Home’ was Boxley’s first orchestral composition, it was not his first attempt at composing. In 2009, Boxley—who began taking piano lessons at age 4 and studied with Loveland composer William Popp—won the Music Teachers National Association composition competition for the state of Colorado in his age group. Boxley said ‘Fanfare for Home,’ a 2-minute, 13-second piece, captures what makes Fort Collins a great place to live and showcases its diversity. … In addition to having his work performed by the symphony, Boxley will receive a $500 honorarium and an archival recording of his piece.”

Posted December 2, 2010