2020 Songwriting Competition Winners

We’re delighted to announce our four 2020 Songwriting Competition winners who will join MCUI Ambassador John Foreman and Mentor Lior at our songwriting workshop in Melbourne on 20 March:

Eve Cooper from North Hobart, Tasmania 

Eve (13) loves singing and songwriting, she attends The Friends’ School and plays piano, guitar and flute. Eve’s winning song, ‘Listen to the Music’, is based on how music benefits everyone.

“I love that students from across Australia get to meet each other and create a song that schools around Australia will join together to sing and I am so excited to help write this year’s song.” Eve Cooper

Greta Lynch from Mosman Park, Western Australia

Greta (14) has enjoyed singing, playing and writing music since she was very young. She attends Iona Presentation College and plays guitar and violin. Greta’s winning song, ‘Won’t Back Down’, aims to inspire children around the country to stand up for what they believe in.

“Music is such a powerful tool, and I feel so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to inspire other young people through songwriting.” Greta Lynch

Trent May from Yeppoon, Queensland

Trent (16) attends Yeppoon State High School and plays piano, cello, double bass, trombone and recorder. Trent was first involved in Music: Count Us In in grade 2 and his winning song, ‘Together’, was written to support children affected by the country’s fires.

“It’s so incredible that a few little sticks and blobs on a page can make people feel such overwhelming emotions! I am absolutely thrilled to be selected and can’t wait for hundreds of thousands of kids to hear our song!” Trent May

Ava Sharp from Freemantle, Western Australia

Ava (13) attends the John Curtin College of the Arts and has been singing since the age of 2. She wrote her first song when she was 6 and released her first single in 2019. Ava’s winning song, ‘Stand Up’, is about being brave, believing in yourself and encouraging others to find their voice.

“I’m so excited to have been selected to be a part of the MCUI song-writing team for 2020. I’m really looking forward to meeting the other musicians and being able to share our passion of creating music.” Ava Sharp

We can’t wait to hear the final MCUI 2020 song they create at the songwriting workshop on 20 March!

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