Ellie Wu
Honorable Mention

Ellie Wu (age 17) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Qingdao, China and Seattle, Washington. Her works have been performed by the Seattle Symphony and recognized by the National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and the Washington State Music Teachers Association. She is principal clarinet in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster in the All-Northwest Band. Ellie has played in community concerts and has been a volunteer mentor for young musicians from underserved communities; she was recently an intern with Seattle JazzEd. Her compositions are often inspired by social issues and seek to create a better tomorrow.