Henniker student wins composition contest

 Eighth-grade student Bradley Cooney in the music room at the Henniker Community School. His original composition Outta Time has won the middle school NH Music Educators Association Composition Competition for electronic music. Bradley's work was composed using a Chromebook.

 Eighth-grade student Bradley Cooney in the music room at the Henniker Community School. His original composition Outta Time has won the middle school NH Music Educators Association Composition Competition for electronic music. Bradley's work was composed using a Chromebook. Courtesy

Published: 03-19-2024 11:51 AM

Henniker Community School eighth-grade student Bradley Cooney won the NH Music Educators Association Composition Contest in Middle School Division/Electronic Music for his “Outta Time.” this is the first time the Henniker Community School has had a student compete in the Association’s composition contest. Bradley’s “Outta Time” was written and designed for use in a video game.

“In the future, I can see Bradley composing video game music as his chosen profession if he wanted. It is something he is both talented in and passionate about,” commented music teacher Taylor Carroll.

“Music classes at the Henniker Community School have greatly expanded over the years from the standard singing and band offerings of the past. Music opportunities for middle school students include drumming, band, composition, guitar, ukulele, piano, and voice. “If a student has an interest in something musical, we’ll make it happen. Not everyone is a performer, but everyone can learn about music in a way that is meaningful to them” said Carroll.

Winners of the various high school, middle school, and elementary school division composition competitions will be recognized by the NH Music Educators Association at their spring all-member meeting on April 5, which is attended by music teachers from across the state. To hear Bradley’s composition “Outta Time,” go to: shorturl.at/txVX5.

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