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2021 ISJAC/USF Prize Winners Announcement

The International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) is thrilled to announce the 2021 winners of the prestigious ISJAC/USF Owen Prize in Jazz Composition and the inaugural ISJAC/USF Prize for Emerging Black Composers. All three winning compositions will be performed virtually by an acclaimed professional jazz orchestra at ISJAC’s Un[chart]ed Territory (March 18-20). Stay tuned for upcoming details!

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2020 ISJAC/USF Owen Prize in Jazz Composition Awarded to Eri Chichibu

The International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) has announced the 2020 winner of the prestigious ISJAC/USF Owen Prize, recognizing an outstanding young jazz composer’s work; this year’s winner is Eri Chichibu. Her winning composition is entitled “The Sea – Seven Years Voyage” and will be performed by the resident professional jazz ensemble at the 2021 ISJAC Symposium at the University of Texas – Austin. Continue reading