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Malone University alumnus Alex Pavlic is a finalist in national songwriting contest

May 2, 2014 | Release # 6898


Alex Pavlic, a 2013 graduate of the Malone University music production program, has been named a national finalist in the international Great American Song Contest. Alex ranked 17th out of 1,600 entrants from around the globe. His original work "Balloon Ride," is a composition for chamber orchestra that he composed his senior year at Malone. After graduation, he continued the work and completed it in the summer of 2013. The contest is judged by music industry professionals from all aspects of the music business of which includes, but is not limited to, the film industry, acting industry and more.

According to Pavlic, "The work is a whimsical melodic feast that creates a lasting and memorable picture of a balloon going on a magical journey across the world. It embarks in the beginning and soon encounters an enjoyable ride but is soon faced with wild weather conditions of which include a tornado, thunderstorm, and snow storm. Later, the balloon reaches the home stretch and the anticipation increases as it strives for its home destination and eventually, it reaches home."

Pavlic lives in Mesopotamia, Ohio. He hopes to enter the film and game scoring industries and dedicate a career to musical artistry and creation. His Balloon Ride work can be heard at www.newbachmusic.com.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


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