Peyton Martin, a local student at Mount Morris Central School, came in first place with his electronic music composition “Lost at Sea” in the 2019 Digital Media Festival (DIGIES). Martin, currently a Junior at MMCSD is a percussionist for the school concert band where he plays
drums and electric guitar for the Jazz Band and Jazz lab programs.
Martin also serves as a composer and songwriter. Martin can be heard performing the National Anthem at select Mount Morris Varsity Basketball games. Martin came in first place in the 10-12 audio category which includes music compositions, podcasts, “radio” plays, and any other audio media that can be digitally recorded.
“We are very proud of Peyton and his accomplishments in the Digital Media Festival” said Carl Irwin, MMCSD Instrumental Music Teacher. “His award continues a tradition of Mount Morris students placing at this annual event that the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership organizes for the region.”
The DIGIES is an annual digital media conference and festival run by the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP), with the mission to strengthen the digital media continuum between PreK-12, higher education, and professional institutions. The DIGIES recognizes student potential with a focus on the active creation of digital media.
DIGIES is open to students from all school districts within GVEP which includes all of Livingston County and a few schools in Wyoming, Genesee and Steuben counties. The festival covers the full gamut of grade-level education and each level has submission categories for audio, visual and film.
photo courtesy of Mt. Morris School