The jazz composition contest was established through the generosity of David Wohlhueter ‘60, a former sports information director at IC, and his wife, Susan. This year, there were a total of 122 pieces submitted from across the country and globe.
“Jazz has been a very important part of my life, and certainly the Ithaca College jazz program ranks right up there with the best,” he said. “The number of entrants this year is amazing, and especially the fact that they come from 22 different countries. This definitely shows that the love of jazz is worldwide. We’re just proud to be a part of it.”
In addition to the three prize-winning pieces, the concert will feature the final projects from the six students in the Jazz Arranging II class: August Bish ’21, Steven Bluestein ’21, Theo Curtin ’21, Alice DeRagon ’22, Ava Gallo ’22, and Jacob Graham ’21.