NDSU Challey School of Music is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize: "Our Rhyme" by Jacob Beranek, an 18-year-old musician from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He is a published composer, award-winning pianist, and dedicated enthusiast of Czech culture. Beranek has received many honors for his work throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the nation, and is currently serving as the first-ever composer-in-residence for the Midsummer's Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composition at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. His website is www.beranekmusic.com. "Our Rhyme" will premiere at a performance by the NDSU Concert Choir on March 18, 2018 at NDSU Festival Concert Hall.