ASMAC is excited to announce the Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition! The 2017 Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition is sponsored by the renowned Oscar and Emmy award winning composer/conductor Bill Conti (Rocky, The Right Stuff, For Your Eyes Only, Rocky Balboa, Dynasty, Falcon Crest and numerous annual Academy Award ceremonies, to name a few). Kim Richmond, ASMAC President, and Elliot Deutsch, Competition Chair, thank Mr. Conti for his longstanding support of this competition which recognizes some of the most promising young arrangers and composers of jazz orchestra music.
1st place: Neil Carson, “Ballad for the Hopeless Romantic”
2nd place: Juan Carlos Mata-Alvarez, “Since You Went Away”
3rd place: Mina Choi, “Paddle Through the Lake”
We invite you to attend the upcoming First WEDNESDAYS event on 07/05/17, in which Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra reads the Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition Winning Entries! [read more…]