Garritan Contest Winners Announced

Contest winners Anthony O’Toole, Bojan Hoover, and Adam O’Dell

Today we’re pleased to announce the winners of the “Take Your Music Further with Garritan” composition contest.

For those of you unfamiliar with the contest, we asked contestants to develop a musical theme to create a piece of music—using Garritan sounds—that evoked their dream travel destination.

More than 200 entries were submitted. Ten finalists were selected by nearly 15,000 votes. The winners are:

  • Anthony O’Toole of Media, PA, won the grand prize for his composition CA-91.
  • Bojan Hoover of Minneapolis, MN, received a runner-up prize for his composition Sagarmatha.
  • Adam O’Dell of Dubuque, IA, received a runner-up prize for his composition An Irish Morning.

To illustrate the ability of superior sounds to transport the creative process (and our listeners), the contest awards are travel-related. Anthony will receive a $2,000 United Airlines gift card and $500 in spending money. Bojan and Adam will each receive $700 United Airlines gift cards.

I hope to share more about the winners and their compositions in future blog posts.

Please join me in congratulating Anthony, Bojan, and Adam, as well as all the other contestants. The quality of the entries was amazing and my coworkers and I enjoyed hearing great sounds used so well. Check out all the compositions at the contest site.

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