2018 saw the College, in conjunction with the Celebration of Literature, launch The Somerset Song Writing Competition, partnering with Specific Music to bring to Australia’s youth, a new song writing competition. This competition provided an opportunity for high school students to engage with some of Australia's elite music industry partners.
Specific Music is owned and operated by American songwriter, record producer, programmer, engineer, mixer and music publisher - Robert Conley and long-time music and film industry veteran Leonie Conley.
The Somerset Song Writing Competition was open to all Australian high school students. It was a wonderful opportunity for serious student song writers.
Jason’s song, A Light White Sky, was among the three short-listed songs that were performed at the Helensvale Nightquarter, last Saturday, 17 March. Charlotte Roche performed Jason’s song. Although not being placed first in the competition, being a runner-up in a national competition, is an achievement indeed. The judges were impressed with Jason’s writing which shows a very strong leaning towards film scoring. One judge commented, "...it was what one would expect to hear on Game of Thrones." Very high praise indeed.
Congratulations, Jason! Perhaps our next Oscar contender.
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