Elishiya Crain-Keddie
Honorable Mention

Elishiya Crain-Keddie (age 16) is a cellist and composer from Vancouver, Washington, currently in her junior year of high school at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. She has participated in Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project, won first place for her String Quartet in G Minor at a WSMTA state competition, has been commissioned by Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and has had her works performed by members of the Oregon Symphony, and Bang On a Can. Elishiya would love nothing more than to be the second (or third, or fourth, or—hopefully!—tenth) woman to win the Oscar for Best Score.