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June 10, 2005

Birmingham-Southern College student places third in ACS music competition

BIRMINGHAM , Ala.—Birmingham-Southern student Erika Pipkin of Irondale recently was awarded third place in the 2005 Associated Colleges of the South Student Composition Competition.

Pipkin's winning score The Labyrinth was composed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and snare drum. Students qualified for the competition based upon their enrollment in music composition courses at any ACS institution during the 2004-05 academic year.

The three winners will have their work performed by the musical ensemble Luna Nova at the ACS New Music Festival that will be hosted by Birmingham-Southern College July 27-August 1. Winners also receive cash awards and will be given professional recordings.

Pipkin is a senior music composition major and the daughter of James and Marilyn Pipkin. She is studying under the direction of BSC Professor of Music Dr. Charles Mason.

Associated Colleges of the South, headquartered in Atlanta, is a consortium of 16 liberal arts colleges and universities in 12 Southern states that work cooperatively to strengthen academic programs of the member institutions.

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