The third movement of my new work, Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra, was just chosen as the winner of the first Society of Composers (SCI) jazz composition competition:

From committee chair and jazz composer/pianist Dan Cavanagh: “It is my pleasure to announce the winner of the first SCI Jazz Contest. The adjudicators chose Dr. Justin Morell’s piece, Terraforming, as the winning composition this year, through a blind adjudication process. We also awarded an honorable mention to Remy Le Boeuf for his work Secondhand Smile. We were thrilled to review everyone’s music, and look forward to hearing even more submissions next year.”

I am honored to receive the award!

The complete work will premiere at University of Miami with soloist Adam Rogers on November 15, 2018. More details here.

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