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Let My Children Hear Music/The Charles Mingus Institute

LET MY CHILDREN HEAR MUSIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 1986 to promote the compositional legacy of musician and composer Charles Mingus through publishing, education, archival preservation, and performance. The Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival is produced by Sue Mingus and Let My Children Hear Music/The Charles Mingus Institute and Justin DiCioccio and Manhattan School of Music. The festival includes a film showcase, student jams, a full day of instrumental clinics exploring the music of Charles Mingus, three nights of performances by the Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard, and the nationwide competition showcasing young jazz talent from high schools across the country. Outstanding soloists have an opportunity to perform with the Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard. Distinguished past adjudicators include: Gunther Schuller, Conductor/Composer, Pulitzer-Prize and MacArthur Grant Winner; Ken Pullig, Professor, Berklee College of Music; Justin DiCioccio, Director, Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program; Conrad Herwig, Chair of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University; Robin Eubanks, Jazz Professor, Oberlin College; and musician/educators Boris Kozlov, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Scott Robinson, Randy Brecker, Seamus Blake, Vincent Herring, Donny McCaslin, Christian McBride, and many others. The Festival takes place every February. Recorded submissions are due in December. Visit www.charlesmingus.org for more information.
484 W. 43rd St., Suite 43-S
New York, NY 10036
Contact: Sue Mingus, President
P: (212) 736-4749
Business Type: Other

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