CALLING ALL 18- TO 30-YEAR-OLD COMPOSERS
Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI) Announces
2nd Annual International Composition Competition
with $7,500 in Prizes and Performance at Ravinia
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI) last summer, Ravinia launched a competition for composers who could fuse the worlds of jazz and classical music. Due to its success, Ravinia, with the support of DownBeat magazine, is now calling for submissions to the second annual “Bridges” international jazz and classical fusion composition competition, overseen by legendary pianist Billy Childs and double-bassist Rufus Reid, who co-direct the RSMI Jazz Program. Up to three winners will receive the David Baker Prize, named in recognition of the first RSMI Jazz director. The prize includes $2,500 in cash plus the world-premiere performance of the winning piece during Ravinia’s 2019 season.
Billy Childs, Steve Wilson, and I will be here all week working with the young composers.
Concert: Bennett Gordon Hall is located in the John D. Harza Building, at the southwest corner of Ravinia, near the south gate.