Composition Competition

2024 Composition Contest Winner Chosen!
The winner of the 2024 Sonoma State Symphony Composition Contest is Charlie Gomez. His piece, The Tempered Valley, was chosen out of five outstanding entries submitted anonymously in response to the call for scores on the theme of "Perspectives on America." The judges of the contest were Dr. Thomas Limbert and Dr. Alexander Kahn.
Charlie's piece will be performed by the orchestra on April 27, 2024, alongside works by Aaron Copland and Valerie Coleman. . 



Cameron Kaiser, Moritura Terra (2017)

AJ Gonzales, La osa y la amopola (2019)

Thomas Gosnell, home (2020)

Michael Garrett, A Walk Home (2020)

Emerson Kimble, Divertimento for Orchestra (2022)

Jon Iten, The Main Attraction (2022)