Peter Erskine | Honoring Bernstein | Ö1 Competition - JAM Music Lab University, Vienna, Announces Three Major New Initiatives
GRAMMY-WINNING DRUMMER, COMPOSER, EDUCATOR PETER ERSKINE JOINS JAM MUSIC LAB IN MARCH 2021
Visiting Artist Peter Erskine brings his special blend of jazz, pop and educational experience to Vienna. The veteran of Weather Report, Steps Ahead and more than 700 albums and film scores considers Vienna a city close to his heart.
"It is a magical place that always beckoned me, " he says. "My travels around the world, and my years with Joe Zawinul, especially, led me to understand the beauty and creative possibilities connected to Vienna's rich musical history. We are bringing the latest technology to this mission, and joining JAM is a great honor."
Erskine's arrival expands JAM's mission to develop future generations of music-makers, from within Vienna and abroad. "Peter‘s spirit and humanity are in his music, " says Marcus Ratka, Director of JAM. "You can hear it and feel it. His methodologies and dedication to music study align perfectly with ours. We're delighted to welcome him."
SPHERES OF A GENIUS": HONORING LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Open to all composers, with a prize of € 5000 and a world premier, October 8, by The Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Conductor Marin Alsop.
Competitors should aim to create music that reflects the spirit of Leonard Bernstein, his innovation, originality and expressiveness. Special consideration should be given Bernstein's views on reaching across stylistic borders, expanding the language through the use of jazz elements.
FIRST SUBMISSION DEADLINE, MARCH 20, 2021
"As an artist, Bernstein built bridges in Vienna, and in great cities everywhere. His intelligence, charm, wit and unimpeachable musical instincts brought people together - musicians and music lovers alike." Marcus Ratka, Founder, Spheres of a Genius
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THE Ö1 JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Open to all Austrian citizens or non-citizens residing in Austria, musicians and vocalists, 28 years or younger. A chance to win a full jazz scholarship towards the completion of a Master of Arts degree.
The ideal candidate possesses a spirit of innovation and originality in jazz expression, with an aptitude for advanced communication and interaction. An international jury of experts will select the winner.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS, MARCH 31, 2021
For further info, please go here: https://www.jammusiclab.com/index.php/news/o1-talenteborse-awards-jazz-scholarship-2021-apply-now