Following its tremendous success in 2021, with over 500 applicants from more than 50 countries, with celebrities Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, Sir Howard Stringer, Maria Friedman, Lucie Arnaz and Melissa Manchester presenting the awards, the 2022 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards closes it registration on June 30, 2022. However, submissions are allowed through July 14, 2022.
The competition expanded its categories to enable musicians to apply in all of the following musical genres: Contemporary Pop (NEW!), Contemporary R&B (NEW!), Musical Theatre, Film/Media Scoring, Classical Composition and Jazz Composition. Composers worldwide are eligible to compete in categories for Youth (under 18) and Emerging Composers (pre-professional composers aged 18+) for cash and sponsored prize packages.
All composers from around the world are eligible and encouraged to compete, by registering online now – YES, THIS IS YOUR LAST CALL – for the 2022 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. Registration will remain open through June 30, 2022 with submissions allowed through July 14, 2022 and all detailed information can be found at https://hamlischawards.org.
The actual 2022 awards ceremony and concert are planned for Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7pm EST in the SVA Theatre located at 333 W 23rd Street in New York City.
Worldwide renowned jury members include Anna Clyn, Bob Alridge, David T. Little, Dan Carlin, John Koutselinis, Paul Shaffer, Ron Sadoff, Tom Knific, Patricio Molina, Raul Esparza, Todd Ellison, Steve Mackey, Helen Cha-Pyo, David Linx, Daniel Capelletti, Maria Friedman, Rupert Holmes, amongst others. Celebrity presenters and nominees will be formally announced by the end of September, 2022.
The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards has as its mission to champion the musical talent of youth and emerging composers from around the world. The awards have been created to honor the late Marvin Hamlisch, paying tribute to his remarkable legacy as both an artist of incomparable accomplishment, as well as an advocate for emerging talent. Mr. Hamlisch was one of only two people (along with fellow American composer Richard Rodgers) to have won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar and Tony Award, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize, for his groundbreaking musical A Chorus Line.
“I am so honored and moved to see that the legacy of Marvin Hamlisch is not only alive and well but enabling the next generation of composers of all walks of life and backgrounds through this competition,” says Terre Blair-Hamlisch. “Creating opportunity for young and upcoming talent was always a passion for Marvin. This international music competition is a wonderful tribute to Marvin’s enduring legacy which lives on in all who love and create music. He would be so proud of these young artists and of those who are creating such a prominent platform to showcase their talent.”
The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is grateful for the support of its founding partners: Queens College, Concord, Caroline’s Cakes, the Aegon/Transamerica Foundation, ASCAP, Hal Leonard, Orange Tree Samples, MOTU, Embertone and Score a Score. Their generous contributions continue to help expand the impact of the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship fund at Queens College for many years to come.
The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is a New York State registered charitable not-for-profit corporation, governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees with a 25-member Honorary Board of Trustees, comprised of members who were all close personal friends and colleagues of Mr. Hamlisch. The mission of the organization is to foster and champion a new generation of composers through an international music competition with the vision of recognizing talent and building a diverse community of young composers worldwide.
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