Composition Contest

Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble 2013 Composition Contest

*** Winners Announced ***

For this year's jazz composition contest — our fourth annual competition — selecting winners was particularly challenging.  We received a huge number of quality entries from all over the country.  Entries were not only compelling musically, but quite varied stylistically.  Pieces were judged completely anonymously; the judges had no knowledge of the identity of the writers.   There were so many wonderful pieces this year that we have decided to perform both the co-winners and honorable mention in the college/pro category.  

So, without further delay... the final results are:  

Co-winners of the college/pro category, who will split the cash prize:
Trixie's Little Girl, by Pete McGuinness of Brooklyn, New York
Soft Glow, Sharp Edges by David von Kampen of Lincoln, Nebraska
 
Honorable mention in the college/pro category:
Existentialism, by Devin Thomas of Pacoima, California
 
High school category:
No winner awarded.  
 
Honorable mention in the high school category:
Gato El Gato, by Lauren Corey of Owego, NY  


The winning pieces and the honorable mention in the college/pro category will be performed in Ford Hall at the Ithaca College School of Music on October 11th at 8:15PM by the IC Jazz Ensemble featuring legendary trombonist Jack Gale as guest soloist.  The concert is open and free to the public, and will be web streamed live at /music/live/.  

We're already looking forward to next year's contest!  

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