Education digest — May 19

Mesa student chosen for composing contest

Mesa Elementary student Skyler Boone has been chosen as a composer for the Hey, Mozart! New Mexico 2011 contest, according to a news release.

Boone, along with 15 other New Mexico students, was chosen out of 222 entries.

Hey, Mozart! New Mexico is a creative and collaborative intergenerational music-making competition centered on children’s composition, the release said.

Children 12 and under from throughout the state submit an original melody to the project either in music notation or in a recording of a performance.

Hey, Mozart! New Mexico will present a concert in the fall at which each child performs their melody and a live orchestra performs it before a crowd of 600.

Information: heymozartnm.org or 505-250-2341