The Harley Mead Perpetual Trophy for Excellence in Composition is awarded each year to a student from Years 10 to 12 who exhibits a creative flair for composition, is willing to take risks in her work and embodies the passion for creating new music.
The winner of this prestigious award for 2020 is Lauren Baryla. Lauren was asked to perform her composition “Younger Me” live at the 2020 Arts Awards on Sunday, 30 August. Her song was composed during the isolation period during a moment of personal reflection. In her submission for the competition, Lauren wrote “Personally, I found isolation really difficult as I struggled to find my worth. As a passionate composer I turned to music. Younger Me is about my inner turmoil over deciding who I am and who I was, and which version of myself I prefer”. Congratulations Lauren.
Mr Jason Wisley
Head of Department - The Arts
Click here to view Lauren’s live performance.