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Grable Howie's "Centennial State" earns invite to CU workshop

 

April 15, 2020

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After submitting his original composition "Centennial State" in a CU songwriting competition, Niwot junior Grable Howie was invited to participate in a workshop led by Professor Mike Barnett.

Grable Howie isn't used to writing songs on command, but when the talented junior was tapped to represent Niwot High in the CU College of Music's Centennial Song competition, he found that inspiration was easy to come by in his home state.

"I was tasked with writing a song about the spirit of Colorado," Howie said of the contest, held to commemorate the College of Music's 100th anniversary. "It was a little difficult to do this, because I was only able to have five tracks, and I had a slightly limited topic to write about. But I managed to make it work, because I do love Colorado."

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