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May 20, 2003

BSC student places second in music composition competition

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College student Robby Simpson of Vestavia Hills was second-place winner in the second annual student composition competition sponsored by The Orpheus Alliance, the music collaborative of the Associated Colleges of the South. He won for his composition “Pandora Doesn't Live,” a solo piece for cello and voice.

As a winner, Simpson will be in a group of nine student composers who will participate in the ACS New Music Festival and Workshop at Southwestern University July 16-22. Performances of their works will be available in streaming audio on the music website www.colleges.org/~music immediately after the workshop.

Simpson, a senior music major, is the son of Jennifer Harvey of Vestavia Hills and Daniel Simpson of Hoover. As a student at Birmingham-Southern, he studies with BSC Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Dorothy Hindman and BSC Professor of Music Dr. Charles Mason

 
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