Music Preview: MARVIN HAMLISCH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS (2020-2021 Awards Ceremony)

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by Tom Chaits on July 22, 2020

in Music,Theater-New York

HAMLISCH AWARDS EXTENDS REGISTRATION DEADLINE
2020-2021 Awards Ceremony Announced

The actual 2020-2021 awards ceremony is planned for Monday, March 22, 2021 at Queens College’s Lefrak Concert Hall of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts in New York. Registration is open till August 31; works can be submitted till Sept. 30, 2020:

FILM/MEDIA SCORING
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
JAZZ COMPOSITION
MUSICAL THEATRE COMPOSITION

The enduring legacy of one of America’s most decorated composers has been the basis for launching the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, aimed at recognizing and enabling the next generation of music composition talent. The sold out inaugural concert and awards ceremony last year in New York was organized in collaboration with Queens College and took place at Lefrak Concert Hall of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Celebrities Martha Stewart, Brian d’Arcy James, Robert Klein, Joe Torre, Marissa McGowan and Paul Shaffer presented the awards and star singer Capathia Jenkins made a surprise guest appearance.

Following its tremendous success, the 2020-2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards extended its registration period and expanded the competition categories to enable musicians to apply in the following musical genres: Composition for Musical Theatre, Film/Media Scoring, Classical Composition and Jazz Composition. Composers worldwide will be eligible to compete in categories for Youth (under 18) and Emerging Composers (pre-professional composers aged 18+) for sponsored prize packages.

Composers from around the world are eligible and encouraged to compete, by registering online now for the 2020-2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. Registration is open till August 31, 2020 and works can be submitted till September 30, 2020; all detailed information can be found at Hamlisch Awards.

The actual 2020-2021 awards ceremony and concert is planned for Monday, March 22, 2021 at Queens College’s Lefrak Concert Hall of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts in New York.

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 ground-breaking musical, A Chorus Line.

photos of previous awards ceremony by Jonathan Heisler Photography
for more info about Marvin Hamlisch, visit Marvin Hamlisch

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