BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s Latin American Music Center (LAMC) presents the final round of the Fifth Annual Latin American Music Recording Competition, which will take place Sunday, February 1st, at 4:00 PM, at Auer Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The LAMC received entries of the highest quality, and appreciates the time and effort invested in the submissions by the participating students. After careful deliberation, the competition committee chose three finalists, who will compete in the final round concert (in no particular order): harpist Emmanuel Padilla (student of Susann McDonald); Melos Saxophone Quartet (students of Otis Murphy); and trombonist Felipe Brito (student of Peter Ellefson).
The jury, which will be formed by IU-JSoM faculty members and distinguished members of the community, will pay close attention to the two aspects of the competition: a performance component, where competitors display their technical ability, knowledge of style, and artistic interpretation; and a research component, in which will be evaluated the search for repertoire from Latin American music provided in the competitors’ project. This year the final round features three centuries of Latin American music traditions, a blend of popular and classical music, and a collaborative work between interpret and award-winning composers creating new music written especially for the competition.
Past winners of the Latin American Music Recording Competition include 2014’s Bruno Sanchez (baritone) and Hanmo Qian (piano), 2013’s Nicholas Mariscal (cello), and 2012’s Daniel Inamorato (piano). As the prize, the winner will record a CD, fully produced by the Latin American Music Center’s production team and will perform a solo recital within the JSoM calendar of performances.
With the main objective of promoting the Latin American repertoire among gifted young artists while generating recordings that promote lesser known works from Latin America, the LAMC invites the IU and Bloomington community to the final round concert, which promises to bring together the best of Latin American art music, talent and creativity.