swojo earshot 2017 with Sherrie

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6th Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers!


Entries will be accepted from women only.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2018.

The winning and honorable mention compositions will be performed and recorded live by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra with special guest Sheryl Bailey as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle.

The winner of the contest will receive a $400 honorarium, the Honorable Mention will receive a $100 honorarium, and both will receive an audio recording of her composition performed live.

Winner will be announced by August 5, 2018.

The contest was created to encourage the composition and performance of the highest possible quality jazz ensemble literature playable by high school, college and professional bands alike.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington Arts Commission, 4 Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and The Seattle Foundation.

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