SWOJO with Mimi Fox photo by Jim Levitt
2018 CMA Conference Showcase Applications Now Open
Applications are now open for ensembles to perform a 20-minute showcase at Chamber Music America’s 2018 national conference in New York City on January 4-7. The showcases are an opportunity for ensembles to market themselves and their work to an audience of presenters, artist managers, educators, and other colleagues.
Professional ensembles that perform early, classical/contemporary, jazz, or world music are encouraged to apply. No application fee is required, but applicants must be current CMA members at the organization level.
Applications are due by midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 4. Details available at chamber-music.org.
5th Annual Jazz Contest for Women Composers
Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) is now seeking submissions for its fifth annual composition contest, this year a drum feature. The winning compositions will be performed and recorded live by SWOJO with special guest Sherrie Maricle of DIVA. Submission deadline is June 18.
The contest was created to encourage the composition and performance of the highest quality jazz ensemble literature. This project is supported in part by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and the Seattle Foundation.
Visit swojo.org for contest details and online application.
STG Songwriters Lab
STG’s Songwriters Lab, which runs July 17-22, is for young musicians (ages 14-20) interested in pursuing their artistic vision as songwriters and lyricists. Under the mentorship of professional musicians, students learn creative approaches to song composition and lyric writing, along with strategies for navigating the music business. STG’s Songwriters Lab encourages collaboration across music genres and instrumentation; all styles of music encouraged to apply. Sign-up deadline is July 10. More info & application at stgpresents.org/education/songwriters.
Write Earshot Jazz
The Earshot Jazz magazine reflects and shares the many ways that jazz intersects with lives in the Northwest. Earshot Jazz is seeking submissions from writers: Please email story pitches, comments, news and announcements to email@example.com.
Help the Jazz Around the Sound Calendar
Please email news and announcements about jazz gigs, concerts and community events to firstname.lastname@example.org.