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Let My Children Play Mingus

3rd Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival held at Manhattan School of Music

Adam O'Farrill, who was given an outstanding soloist award at last year's MIngus High School competition
Boris Kozlov and Donald Edwards, members of the Mingus Dynasty, performing at last year's Charles Mingus High School Competition.

For the Manhattan School of Music, February means Mingus, Mingus, Mingus! In partnership with Let My Children Hear Music/The Charles Mingus Institute, the school is hosting its 3rd annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival, February 18-21.

Twelve finalist bands from California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York, selected by a committee of musicians and music educators, will converge at the Upper West Side conservatory to perform Mingus compositions before adjudicators and the general public. They will be treated to masters classes and clinics in instrumentation and arranging, as well as films and lectures on Mingus’s work.

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