ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize Competition

CALL FOR COMPOSERS:
ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra announces
5th annual Commissioning Prize

The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) is proud to announce the open call for applicants for the annual ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize Competition. Honoring former SJO Co-Music Director and ASCAP board member George Duke, the competition now continues into its fifth year.

The $5,000 prize is open to all direct ASCAP composer members, with a submission deadline of August 31, 2019. The Music Advisory Board of the SJO will select the winning composer, who will be commissioned to write a new orchestral score for the SJO, blending jazz & classical music – and beyond. The newly commissioned work will be premiered by the SJO in 2020-21 and entered in to the SJO’s catalog of symphonic jazz commissions.

Founded in 2002, the 68-member SJO is dedicated to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music through its commissioning, performing and educational programs. Led by Music Director Mitch Glickman, the ensemble has performed throughout Southern California with leading guest artists including Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Raul Midon, Lee Ritenour, The Yellowjackets, Miguel Zenon, and George Duke. The ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize is made possible in part by a grant from The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund.

For eligibility and details about how to apply for the ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize, please visit www.SJOmusic.org/commissioningprize/ or call 310-876-8130.

31 Aug 2019
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