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Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

"Mirage" wins Comp. Contest


"Mirage" wins Comp. Contest

Rick Hirsch

My composition Mirage won First Prize in the 2015 Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest, professional/college division.

The IC Jazz Ensemble will perform the work with guest saxophone soloist Rudresh Mahanthappa on Monday, March 3, 2015. They are conducted by Mike Titlebaum.

Here's the official news release and complete list of winners: http://www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles/jazzensemble/compcontest/

Here's an excellent and creative performance of Mirage by the Towson University Jazz Orchestra directed by my main man Jim McFalls.

I plan to publish Mirage some time in the Spring. Sign up for this newsletter to keep in the loop. —>