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Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition

2017 Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition Finalists

2016 Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Winners

2015 Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Winner

Charlotte legend Loonis McGlohon was a world-renowned master musician, composer and visionary. In recognition of his many decades as a composer, writer, and jazz ambassador, Blumenthal Performing Arts and The Leon Levine Foundation established the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition as a tribute to this special individual.

This competition is designed to celebrate the musical achievements of exemplary students, as well as prepare them for their futures as jazz artists. From the total number of applicants, up to 10 finalists will be selected to perform at the Loonis McGlohon Young Jazz Artist Competition on Saturday, April 14, 2018 during the Charlotte Jazz Festival. The competition will be judged by a panel of musicians from the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and each finalist will receive critiques from these artists during the competition. The winners of the competition will receive funding designated to enhance their music education; first place will receive $3,000, second place will receive $2,000, and third place will receive $1,000. Winners will also be offered assistance in booking performance opportunities for special Charlotte area events, and funding has been allocated to provide honorariums for the competition winners’ performances.

Applicants must be located in North or South Carolina, either by residence or enrollment at a school or university, and be between 14 and 20 years of age on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Completed application forms and audition videos must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2018.‚Äč 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]