Composition Contest

Previous Winners

2012

In 2012, we added a new category for high school aged composers, therefore there are winners and runners-up in both. The winning pieces in both categories and runners-up in the college/pro category were performed by guest artist Terell Stafford along with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble on December 7th, 2012 (video of full concert).

College/Pro composer category:

2012 WINNER: ROLO TOMASSI by Alex Lee-Clark of Jamaica Plain, MA who is awarded the $200 prize.

2012 RUNNER-UP: SUSURRUS by Christopher Schmitz of Winfield, KS.

2012 RUNNER-UP: ACROSS THE THRESHOLD by Vladimir Nikolov of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

High School composer category:

2012 WINNER: SKETCH by Jeric Rocamora of Roseville, CA, who is awarded the $100 prize.

2012 RUNNER-UP: BAD MONKEY by Chase Christensen of Kearney, NE.

2011

2011 Winner: "Loot" composed by Adam Bartczak of Denver, Colorado, which was performed by the IC Jazz Ensemble on December 9th, 2011 in Ford Hall at the Ithaca College School of Music.

Three additional pieces were awarded the title of "Honorable Mention."  Those compositions are:

2011 Honorable Mention: "Faith Autopsy" by Earl MacDonald of Mansfield Center, Connecticut

2011 Honorable Mention: "Like Kenny" by Nicola Corso of Campobasso, Italy

2011 Honorable Mention: "Sadi Sati" by Vladimir Nikolov of Skopje, Macedonia

2010

2010 WINNER: "Transcen-Dance" composed by Michael Conrad of Cedar Falls, IA, which was performed by the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble on Sunday April 18th, 2010 in Ford Hall Auditorium in the Whalen Center for Music.  It is now published by eJazzLines' Jazz Lines Publications:

http://www.ejazzlines.com/c892/ARRANGED-BY-MICHAEL-CONRAD-TRANSCEN-DANCE-NO-DOUBLES-p66700.html

Two additional pieces were awarded the title of "Honorable Mention."  Those compositions are:

2010 HONORABLE MENTION: Sorted Sort of Fellow, by Earl MacDonald of Mansfield Center, CT

2010 HONORABLE MENTION: And When It Rains, by Omar Thomas of Somerville, MA

 

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