Yesterday the Tri-City Herald covered my entry in the National Music Teacher’s Composition Competition.

Keva McMorrow, who grew up in the Tri-Cities, is making a name for herself in the music world.

McMorrow, who lives in the Seattle area, recently was named Washington State Composer of the Year, and her winning musical score, Evening River Echoes, has earned a place of prominence in the National Library of Commissioned Composers.

It also means her work has been entered into the 2011 U.S. Composer of the Year contest.

“I was chosen by the Washington State Music Teachers Association 2010 composition committee,” McMorrow told the Herald via e-mail this week. “They make the decision based on a composer’s activity in the state and general standard of composition throughout the years.”

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