Monk Competition Semifinalists Announced

September 6, 2012

Musicians from the United States will compete with an international field of contestants in the semifinals of the 25th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Twelve American drummers and three from other countries will compete in Washington, D.C. on September 22 and 23. Awards include a $25,000 first-place scholarship and guaranteed recording contract with Concord Music Group for the winner, a $15,000 second-place scholarship and a $10,000 third-place scholarship.

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