A Rock Creek High School musician will perform his state and national award-winning composition this week at the Kansas Music Educators Association’s annual conference, held in Wichita.
Aiden Levendofsky lives in Manhattan and is a sophomore pianist, who has been composing music for four years. He tells KMAN about the process he went through to win the award that required a lyrical component, drawing inspiration from a poem called “There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Sara Teasdale.
Levendofsky’s composition earned him victory in the National Association for Music Education Student Composition Competition and later the KMEA State Competition in the High School Division. For his efforts, KMEA has invited Aiden to perform at its conference on Thursday.
Janie Brokenicky will perform soprano with Levendofsky on piano. Her mother, Stacy Levendofsky, says music has always been a passion for both Aiden and his twin sister.
In his spare time, Aiden enjoys running, cooking and spending time with friends. He hopes to pursue a career in music and would like to study at the Juilliard School in New York.