April 30, 2001
Woodinville teen wins national competition
Krystal Barghelame, 15, won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior High School Composition Competition.
Barghelame, a ninth-grader at The Overlake School, is the daughter of Si and Roberta Barghelame of Woodinville. She has been studying composition for two-and-a-half years and currently is a student of Sharon VanValin.
The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. First-place winners of each state's competition advance to a division competition.
The national winner was selected from the division winners.
As a national competition winner, Barghelame received $500, and her composition, "Bats in the Belfry" was performed at a winners' recital during the MTNA National Convention on March 25, in Washington, D.C.
In addition an original composition by Barghelame will be performed by the Seattle Symphony at the Young Composers Workshop to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.
Admission to the concert is free. General admission seating begins 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Her composition, "Autumn" for violin, cello, flute and clarinet, is one of 11 chamber works by students in grades 7-12 to be performed.
For additional information, call the Seattle Symphony office at (206) 215-4700.