Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute

Bridges: A Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition 2018

This application closed on Thursday February 1, 2018.

Please fill out all required information. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). 

Please contact Molly Sender at msender@ravinia.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

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Composers must be 18-30 years of age as of June 1, 2018

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Composition Files

Please submit all individual parts and a full score as attachments.
Minimum number of documents permitted: 1. Maximum number of documents permitted: 10
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Audio Files

A recording of your composition is only required if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format
Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
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Additional Questions

Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute requests that composers be on-site for a week of rehearsals and coachings from June 4-9, 2018, with the final performance of compositions on the evening of June 9th, 2018. Are you available for the duration of the composition competition?

Payment Details

Credit card payment is preferred, but checks made payable to Ravinia Festival will also be accepted.

Checks must be received by the application deadline (11:59 PM PST, Thursday, February 1, 2018). Checks should be made out to Ravinia Festival and mailed to:

Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

(Note to applicants from outside the United States: the application fee must be in U.S. dollars in the form of an international money order, a bank check drawn on a U.S. bank, or cash. Ravinia must receive the full non-refundable $25. All bank fees should be paid before the check is issued.)