Eugene Marlow to Serve as New York Youth Symphony Jazz Competition Judge

Weissman Professor Eugene Marlow will serve on the panel of judges for the jazz First Music Advisory Committee for Jazz.  The $1,500 commission will be awarded for a work written for big band jazz and will be given a premiere in New York City in May 2010.

First Music, the New York Youth Symphony's acclaimed commissioning program, has awarded 102 commissions to America's emerging young composers since 1984. This ongoing project introduces traditional audiences, as well as the musicians themselves, to new trends in music.

Several awards are given seasonally for orchestral compositions and one each for chamber and jazz works. Composer Steven Mackey, a professor of music at Princeton University, Chairs the First Music Advisory Committee for Orchestral and Chamber Music.  Rufus Reid, a leading string bass player with over 250 recordings in his discography, is Chair for the First Music Advisory Committee for Jazz. The committees meet in February to review applications.

Upcoming Exhibition

January 8-11, 2009, Professor Marlow will be exhibiting at the Annual Conductors Guild Conference at the Park Central Hotel in New York City. If you’ll be at the conference, please drop by Marlow’s booth he’s sharing with fellow composer Kevin McCarter. 

[From articles published by MEII Enterprises. Edited by J D Sallen ]

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