Helen Lyons (age 19) is a composer, pianist, and violinist from New York City. She writes for ensembles of all sizes, with a special passion for writing for orchestra. Helen is a four-time ASCAP Morton Gould finalist and winner of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)’s Student Composers Competition. Helen was also named the winner of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Student Composers Competition, and will have an orchestral work performed at their annual conference in Rochester, NY. Helen is a current sophomore studying at Yale University.