Aiden Levendofsky in studio at KMAN (photo by Brandon Peoples)

A Rock Creek High School musician will perform his state and national award winning composition this week at the Kansas Music Educators Association annual conference, held in Wichita.

Aiden Levendofsky lives in Manhattan and is a sophomore pianist, who has been composing music for four years. He tells KMAN about the process he took for the award winning which required a lyrical component, finding inspiration from a poem titled “There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Sara Teasdale.

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Levendofsky’s composition netted him wins at the National Association for Music Education Student Composition Contest and later the KMEA state competition in the high school division. For his efforts, KMEA invited Aiden to perform Thursday at its conference.

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Janie Brokenicky will perform soprano with Levendofsky on piano. His mother, Stacy Levendofsky, says music has always been a passion for both Aiden and his twin sister.

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In his spare time, Aiden enjoys running, baking and spending time with friends. He’s hoping to pursue a career in music and would like to study at The Juilliard School in New York.