WHAT: Lee Ritenour's 3rd Annual Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition and the Lee Ritenour/Dave Grusin Rhythm Section

Competition 2012. 4 Contests/4 Instruments: Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Bass and Drums

WHEN: Contest Registration Begins January 21- Ends May 1, 2012

Recording Sessions and Workshops start end of May 2012 through August 2012

WHERE: Applicants are required to submit 2 online videos. Register at:

WHY: Supporting Aspiring Musicians towards a Professional Music Career through Education, Recording, Performing, Mentoring, Label
Access and Prizes


SPONSORS: Yamaha; Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop; National Guitar Workshop; Berklee College of Music;

Concord Records; Monster; Premier Guitar; D’Addario String Company; Jazziz Magazine; Music Connection

*Total value of 4 prize packages over $600,000

Guitar Entries will be accepted in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic, Classical/Flamenco or Country. Rhythm Section Entries will be accepted in the genres of Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Blues or Contemporary. Competitors are required to send an online video submission at


Call-out to non-professional Pianists and Keyboardists! We want you to submit video at for your chance to play on Lee Ritenour’s 2012 Concord Records album plus Berklee College of Music Scholarship, Yamaha instruments, a shot at a Concord Records deal and more! Amazing opportunities for a professional music career with priceless access and incredible prize package value.

Top 6 piano/keyboards applicants will be evaluated and judged by piano greats: Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Alan Pasqua, Daniel Jobim, John Beasley, Larry Goldings and Jesse Milliner.

Register at: by submitting 2 YouTube videos by May 1, 2012. Winner will rehearse and record on Lee’s album in June 2012.

Other instruments in the contest include: guitar, bass (acoustic & electric) and drums. Please share with other musicians you know! Rhythm section players (piano, bass & drums) may apply as solo, duo or trio. See website for details.

For Press Info or Interview Requests:

Sharleen Bazeghi

Coordinator-2012 Yamaha 6 String Theory Global Music Competition

Phone: 424.261-2284
Twitter: @sixstringtheory
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