The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards is grateful for the support of Queens College, Concord, Caroline’s Cakes, the Aegon/Transamerica Foundation, ASCAP, Hal Leonard, Orange Tree Samples, MOTU, Embertone and Score a Score.

NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — 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 inaugural concert and awards ceremony is a SOLD OUT event and has been organized in collaboration with Queens College to take place at Lefrak Concert Hall of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Monday, November 18 at 7 pm. The event will feature a performance by the Aaron Copland School of Music and the presentation of the inaugural Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards to emerging composers in the category of Film/Media Scoring.

Terre Blair-Hamlisch is the Emcee and will be introducing the following celebrities presenters at the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards; Martha Stewart, Brian d’Arcy James, Paul Shaffer, Joe Torre, Robert Klein and Marissa McGowan.

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.”

The awards first began as the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest, presented by the Washington, DC-based nonprofit CINE since 2013. Hundreds of composers worldwide competed annually in this unique contest for emerging media composers. The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards will now expand the competition categories. Emerging composers will be able to apply for the following categories: 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 for the 2020 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. Registration opens on November 18, 2019 at https://hamlischawards.org/awards.

The Marvin Hamlisch international Music Awards is grateful for the support of its founding partners: Queens College, Concord, Caroline’s Cakes, the Aegon/Transamerica Foundation, ASCAP, Hal Leonard, Orange Tree Samples, MOTU, Embertone and Score a Score. Their generous contributions will help expand the impact of the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship fund at Queens College for many years to come.

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To be on the box office waiting list for tickets, please call the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at (718) 544-2996.

The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards is a New York State registered charitable not-for-profit corporation, governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees with a 25-member Honorary Board of Trustees, comprised of members who were all close personal friends and colleagues of Mr. Hamlisch. The mission of the organization is to foster and champion a new generation of composers through an international music competition with the vision of recognizing talent and building a community of young composers worldwide.

For more information and updates please visit www.hamlischawards.org.


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