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Songwriting Contest – Winners

Eastern Oregon University Songwriting Contest Winners


My name is Morgan Stewart and I am a senior at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon. I started writing little songs and jingles when I was about 6 years old, and ever since then songwriting has become a huge passion of mine. My song “Take Your Time” is about having a love so unconditional toward someone, that you will put your entire life on hold just for them, and wait, and wait, and wait, a lifetime. 


I am a senior attending Hermiston High School. I started writing music my freshmen year but it wasn’t until last year, my junior year. That I started spending most of my time writing music. I would like to thank Mr. Rist, my choir teacher, for always encouraging me to keep writing and to keep doing my absolute best!


Faculty Pick

My name is Max Farrens, and I’m a senior at Bend Senior High School. I have been playing piano classically since I was seven years old, but only began trying to write songs with lyrics and fleshed out instrumentation about a year ago. “Green” was actually the first song I ever completed, and I wrote it on an airplane coming home from Guatemala. It’s about how people mature, change and go in different directions, “shedding” their past in the process. I was inspired to use the metaphor of a tree losing its leaves by all the vegetation and foliage I had seen on my trip. Thanks for listening!