Marvin Hamlisch Contest Winners

Third Annual Contest (2014-2015)

  • Carlos Simon

    Carlos Simon


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  • Jesse Bouvier

    Jesse Bouvier

    Runner Up

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  • Andrew Broadwater

    Andrew Broadwater


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  • Obadiah Brown-Beach

    Obadiah Brown-Beach


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  • Nick Dolan

    Nick Dolan


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  • John Scigulinsky

    John Scigulinsky


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  • Carlos Felipe Silva

    Carlos Felipe Silva


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  • Kevin Smithers

    Kevin Smithers


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  • Andrés Walker

    Andrés Walker


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  • Pierre-Alexandre Zucca

    Pierre-Alexandre Zucca


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Paul Devlin is a composer hailing from Motherwell, Scotland and currently residing in London, UK. Paul is a composer for film and television, with a particular interest in animation. His composition draw on his diverse musical background ranging from orchestral tuba to rock and blues piano. He has received commissions for compositions of original concert works as well as conducting work within musical theatre. Paul is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Composition for Screen at London’s Royal College of Music.

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Richard Gould grew up in “old” England prior to studying at Berklee College of Music in New England. He graduated in 2014, summa cum laude with majors in Film Scoring, Electronic Production & Design and a minor in Audio Design for Video Games. He has been fortunate to work with a diverse range of talented individuals on films, documentaries, games and apps to which he has lent his original music and sound works. Since 2012, Richard has been the Lead Sound Designer at Hexany Audio, an audio post-production company that he helped found. Richard is also an avid speaker on the topics of music and sound design and has spoken at numerous events including PAX East and most recently, Sigma Play.

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Jeremy Leidhecker

Jeremy Leidhecker, 27, holds a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA), a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Messiah College (Grantham, PA), and currently resides in Williamsport, PA.  Jeremy toured with the world champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Rosemont, IL) for two summers (2007 and 2008), and was the high school band director of the Northern York County School District from 2009 to 2013.  Currently, Jeremy is pursuing a career in film scoring and composition, and is an active arranger and composer for marching bands and schools around the United States.
See more of Jeremy’s work at
Facebook: Jeremy Leidhecker
Twitter: @jdleidhecker


Erica Jung, Finalist
Erica Jung, Finalist

Jake Bowser
Ealing, London
United Kingdom

Paul Devlin*
Royal College of Music (2015)
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
United Kingdom

Leandro Gardini
Equal Interval System (EIS)
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Richard Gould*
Berklee College of Music (2013)
Allston, MA
United States

Thomas Sulkoske, Finalist
Thomas Sulkoske, Finalist

Erica Jung*
New York University (2014)
New York, NY
United States

Grzegorz Lapinski
Music Academy in Gdansk (2010)
Olsztyn, Poland

Jeremy Leidhecker*
IUP (2009), Messiah College (2013)
Williamsport, PA
United States

Amadeo Lopez
Instituto Superior de Musica de la UNT
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

Juan Cruz Luqui
Berklee College of Music (2014)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jose Parody
Berklee College of Music (2015)
Miami, FL
United States

Gerald Peter
Vienna, Austria

Thomas Sulkoske*
Miami, FL
United States


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Sebastian’s Voodoo from Joaquin Baldwin on Vimeo.

A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.

2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award – Student Division, Entertainment – Animation
2009 CINE Special Jury Award– Student Division, Entertainment – Animation

DIRECTOR: Joaquin Baldwin
MUSIC: Nick Fevola



Ken Pierson

Ken Pierson (ASCAP) is an award-winning and experienced composer with a specialty in writing for film and video games. Ken began composing in 2001, received his first commission in 2003, and has studied under Dr. John Hilliard and Dr. David Cottrell at James Madison University. Ken prides himself on being able to provide dramatic, top quality, and original custom-tailored music for any project and hopes to connect with up-and-coming film and video game creators who seek to enhance their media with music of the highest caliber.

For more information, please visit
Audio demos are also available at



Seth Tsui lives in Los Angeles, California, where his main focus is creating original music for films, commercials, and video games. Since graduating from DePauw University in 2011 with a trombone performance degree, Seth has tried to define his own path as a 21st century musician by touring nationally as lead vocalist and guitarist with his original rock band Addictive Stranger, playing trombone in jazz, funk and polka bands, playing Chinese music on the erhu and Turkish music on the kamancha, and even pushing the boundaries of electronic music creation with “music hackers” in San Francisco. Additionally, he has worked as head engineer in a recording studio, filmed a documentary in Inner Mongolia, and regularly records production sound for films.

For more information, check out his website at


Robin Hall

Robin Hall is an English composer, arranger and producer who writes music to meet the needs of today’s advancing media; and specializing in scoring music for film, television, video games, as well as music to accompany adverts on radio, TV and other types of interactive media. He holds a double degree in Film Scoring and Jazz Composition from Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

For more information, check out:



Anthony Benis, Brown University
and Alex Benis, Syracuse University

Tyler Durham
Missouri State University

Robin Hall*
Berklee College of Music

Matthew Hodge
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Alex Lu*
Biola University, B.M. and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, M.M.

Ken Pierson*
James Madison University

Seth Tsui*
DePauw University (Class of 2011)

Rick Urban
New England Conservatory of Music and Columbia College, Chicago

Sam Warfield*
SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music (Class of 2009) and NYU Steinhardt

David Weisberg
William Paterson University



Virtus Vitae from Laszlo L. Ujvari on Vimeo.

2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award
Student Division, Entertainment – Animation

This is a story about an impossible miracle after World War III, in the year 2030. A piano transforms into a robot and, as his final opus, sings an operatic love song to bring life back to the deserted world.

School of Visual Arts, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department
Laszlo L. Ujvari, Director/Writer/Lead Animator