Lee Ritenour’s 3rd Annual Six String Theory Global Music Competition is now accepting entries in Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drums! Winning musicians in piano, bass & drums will record a track on Lee Ritenour’s 2012 Concord Records album starring a ‘who’s who’ of greats such as: Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, Stanley Clarke and more. Prize packages include: Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments & endorsements, Monster prizes, professional mentoring and a shot at a Concord Records. Guitar finalists will also win Crown of the Continent & National Guitar Workshop scholarships, featured musician performance at workshops, vacation package for 2 to Montana (8,000 value) + various D’Addario prizes. Special $2,500 cash prize for classical guitar finalist. All 6 guitar finalists also will receive a $500 prize.
Applicants are required to submit 2 YouTube videos at: www.sixstringtheory.com by May 1, 2012 for their chance at amazing prize packages and priceless opportunities in the music biz!
Sponsors of the competition: Yamaha; Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop; National Guitar Workshop; Berklee College of Music; Concord Records; Monster; Premier Guitar; D’Addario String Company; Jazziz Magazine; Music Connection
Lee Ritenour is recording his Concord Records album tentatively titled “Rhythm Sessions” to be released later this year. The album will star a ‘who’s who’ of rhythm players such as Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, Stanley Clarke and more. Plus, the 3 winning rhythm players from the 2012 competition get to record a track on the album, which is a compelling human interest tie in.
The previous 2 winners update:
*Shon Boublil was the 2010 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner. Shon won a full-ride, 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music and is currently in his 2nd year. Shon also recorded a track on Lee Ritneour’s 2010 album “6 String Theory” starring a list of guitar luminaries. Shon is also opening for Lee in a Ontario, Canada performance this year.
*David Brown Murray was the 2011 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner and won Yamaha instruments/endorsement; the feature player at the 2012 National Guitar Workshop; professional mentoring from Lee Ritenour; a week vacation for 4 at Flathead Lake Lodge in MT ($8,000 value) as well as the publicity & promotion from his winning performance at Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop & Festival 2011. The global music competition is open in 4 instrument categories: Piano/Keyboards, Guitar, Bass & Drums. The prize package value is over $600,000 and includes Yamaha instruments, Berklee College of Music Scholarships, professional mentoring, Crown of the Continent & National Guitar Workshop scholarships for guitar finalists, professional recording on Lee’s 2012 Concord Records release for the winning rhythm section and a shot a Concord Records label deal for all and various other prizes from Monster and D’Addario. We also have a special $2,500 cash prize for the classical guitar finalist. Legendary musicians such as Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, John Patitucucci, Will Kennedy, Patrice Rushen and many more will be the judges for the competition. Applicants are required to submit 2 YouTube videos at www.sixstringtheory.com by May 1, 2012 (see info below).