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4th Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers!


Entries will be accepted from women only.

All entries for the 2016 contest must be a trombone feature.

The winning and honorable mention compositions will be performed and recorded live by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra with special guest Jenny Kellogg in Seattle.

The winner of the contest will receive a $400 honorarium, an audio recording of her composition performed live, and the winning piece will be published by SWOJO or their designated publisher.

Honorable Mention will be awarded a $100 honorarium.

Winner will be announced at the end of July.

This 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.

** The next contest will be launching in early 2017!

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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