Composition Contest

The David P ‘60 and Susan W Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest at Ithaca College

Results

The results are in for the David P ('60) and Susan W Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest at Ithaca College! I was deeply moved by the sheer quantity of people who are contributing their unique voice to the realm of jazz ensemble composition. Even if you didn’t win this year, please keep up the fantastic work and submit your newest creation next year!

The contest was judged completely anonymously; judges had no knowledge of the identity or origins of the composers. We received a large number of entries, which were quite varied stylistically. Because of the variety, this was a particularly rewarding (or perhaps challenging) year. I am very excited that the IC Jazz Ensemble will be performing the winning piece along with four honorable mention selections at our upcoming concert on December 8th along with our guest artist, the fantastic drummer Matt Wilson. The concert will be web streamed live and archived for later viewing via the following link:

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I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for the results, so without further delay…

WINNER
Winner will receive a prize of $1000 and a performance/recording of their piece with guest artist Matt Wilson on our December 8th concert:

  • TESSERACT” by Javier Nero of Miami, FL

HONORABLE MENTION
Each will receive a performance/recording of their piece with guest artist Matt Wilson on our December 8th concert:

  • GOOD EVENING, MRS. GARDNER” by Jon Gardner of Norristown, PA
  • THE LONG HAUL” by Rick Hirsch of State College, PA
  • NEENER NEENER” by Remy Le Boeuf of Santa Cruz, CA
  • UP IN THE AIR” by Kyle Simpson of Washington, PA

A huge thanks to all the composers for submitting their music, and to the wonderful David and Susan Wohlhueter for their ongoing support of jazz at Ithaca College!

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