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Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition Open Now to Aspiring Artists

Contest accepting applications from guitar players, bassists, keyboardists and drummers through May 31

Lee Ritenour (photo by Rob Shanahan)
Lee Ritenour (photo by Rob Shanahan)

Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition is looking to help aspiring musicians launch their professional careers with this year’s installment of the biennial contest.

The contest accepts applications for guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and drums. Among the prizes are various scholarships from Berklee College of Music, including one full ride; a performance at NAMM 2019, at a special Yamaha event; the opportunity to record with Ritenour in Los Angeles and perform with him in L.A., Tokyo and Switzerland; and new gear from various sponsors.

The star-studded judging panel includes John Scofield, Pat Martino, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Andy Summers, Julian Lage, Romero Lubambo, Jonathan Butler, Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, John Beasley, Larry Goldings, John Patitucci, Nathan East, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason and Simon Phillips, among many other world-class musicians.

Registration opened in January and will remain open until May 31. The winners will be announced in early June.

Participants must register on the contest’s website and submit two YouTube videos for consideration. Please visit Six String Theory’s website for more information.

Read a JT Artist’s Choice by Lee Ritenour, on his 1970s influences.

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