Ravenscroft Jazz Prize - Application (PART 2)

In order to complete the application process, you should videorecord two selections of your choice, with repertoire drawn from American songbook standards or original jazz classics. Each of the two videos should be approximately five minutes in length; the two videos taken together should not exceed ten minutes in length. The videos cannot be preexisting material, but should be new recordings created specifically for this year’s Ravenscroft Jazz Prize. For additional details regarding the videos to be submitted, please visit the Ravenscroft Jazz Prize web page.

Upon completion, you will need to upload the two videos to YouTube by the September 1st deadline for consideration by the adjudication panel. (If you do not currently have a YouTube account, you will need to create one.) Please title the videos using this format:

2024 Ravenscroft Jazz Prize – Name – Instrument – Title of Selection

Once uploaded to youtube, please use the form below to provide links to the two uploaded videos for review by the adjudication team. Your application is considered complete only after the Ravenscroft team has received these two links.

Thank you again for your interest in the initial Ravenscroft Jazz Prize. And continued success to you in all your creative endeavors! Sincerely,

Russell Schmidt
Administrator of Competitions at Ravenscroft

Application Form

This can be found in the email you received following your initial application to the Ravenscroft Jazz Prize.
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Bob Ravenscroft, the visionary namesake for this competition, is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer, recording artist, and teacher. He has performed and recorded for decades as a solo artist and in piano trio settings, often with his improvisational collective, Inner Journeys. In 2004, Bob founded Music Serving the Word (a.k.a. MSW Ministries), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation. Through MSW, he continues to create and encourage others to discover new and innovative ways for music to transcend mere performance and truly serve the living Word. (John 1:1)

The Ravenscroft Jazz Prize is administered by Ravenscroft, a 30,000 square foot music venue and multi-use space in Scottsdale, AZ, which opened in October 2021 as an outreach of MSW to serve both spiritual and artistic communities.