Niki Sun, a Year 13 music student, has placed second in the National Choral Composition Competition.
Organised by New Zealand Choral Federation though The Big Sing, this competition is open to all secondary school students to compose a piece for female, male or mixed voice choir. Last year, the competition was won by Westlake alumna Wei Qi Lim and both Wei Qi and Niki are tutored by Westlake’s Composer in Residence – David Hamilton.
“I found it hard to write for different voice parts as I actually don’t have much experience of singing in a choir,” says Niki. “However, it was interesting for me to turn the words of the poem into a melody and I was surprised and happy at my placing.”
Niki is planning to study Music Composition at university next year.