Cary musician’s composition heads to national contest

January 23, 2013 

COURTESY OF BO WANG

Stephanie Wang of Cary was named the Southern Division winner in the Music Teachers National Association’s Student Composition Competition.

Her composition, “String Quartet (A Magical Fair)” for two violins, viola and cello, will advance to the MTNA’s national competition.

Stephanie, 10, the daughter of Bo and Yongan Wang, is a fifth-grader at Mills Park Elementary School in Cary. She has studied composition for three years, currently as a student of Julie Harris in Chapel Hill and Ira Taxin of Juilliard’s pre-college program in New York.

She also performs on piano, including performances in Carnegie Hall as a silver medal winner in the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented’s Passion of Music 2011 and as the first-place winner at the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music in 2010.

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