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Three Auburn students recognized with National Association for Music Education awards

Goodwin Hall, home of the Auburn University Department of Music

Three Auburn University Music students received honors in November from the National Association for Music Education, or NAfME, for outstanding compositions.

The 2022 NAfME awards honor student work, aligned with NAfME’s mission of supporting music education. The Electronic Music Composition Competition highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. The Student Songwriters Competition celebrates original music by student songwriters.

The winning students and their work are listed below:


Hudson Dunbar

Senior, Composition and Technology


Honorable Mention, Collegiate Electronic Music Composition Competition


Sam Harrison

Sophomore, Composition and Technology

“Hand of Hodges”

Winner, Collegiate Student Songwriters Competition


Daniel Speal

Senior, Composition and Technology


Winner, Collegiate Electronic Music Composition Competition


Students received cash prizes for their compositions at the 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

The composition and technology program, offered by the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts, began in the fall of 2020. The major is designed to prepare students as composers for a wide range of musical applications. For more information, visit here.

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