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June 12, 2018 > Fremont student wins national composition award

Fremont student wins national composition award

Submitted By Kara Szamborski

Fourth grade student Karissa Tang has won a national Incentive Award for her musical piano composition ?Lost in Thought.? Presented by the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) in their Junior Competition, this award is one of four at the national level that includes a cash prize. Karissa?s composition won in her age group at the NFMC Western Regionals before advancing to the national competition.

?I was listening to other songs and I wanted something more peaceful,? says Karissa. ?I thought, ?how would I feel if I was daydreaming??? She effectively translated this feeling into music for her piano piece.

A student of BASIS Independent Fremont, a local private school providing a globally competitive education, Karissa gets to expand her musical horizons every week in a class devoted to the subject.

?It?s fantastic to see Karissa?s growth as a musician at such a young age,? says Brian Bosley, her music teacher at BASIS Independent Fremont. ?Her musical maturity is apparent, and I look forward to hearing her future works!?

Karissa?s piece was performed by the Fremont Symphony Orchestra on March 20, 2018 after being submitted to the Fremont Young Composer contest for the Fremont Unified School District.

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