THE ARTISTS FORUM is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s MUSIC COMPETITION, featuring works that best highlight our 2022 Competition Theme – Reflections on the National Psyche.
The Finalists are (in no particular order):
“Blessed” by Famoe (Germany)
“Common Mistake” by Ajay Mathur (India/Switzerland) & Mary Lou von Wyl (US/Switzerland)
“Competitor” by Sarah Shafey (Canada)
“Fight For What Is Right” by Carlos ¨KRL¨ Mera (US)
“I Wash My Hands” by Nan Spicer (US)
“Observation (No. 5)” by Stefan Kristinkov (US)
“Songs of Little Saigon Music Theme” by Sid De La Cruz (US)
“Sweet Latin Life” by Steven Bogdonas (US)
“Talking Loud” by Ajay Mathur (India/Switzerland) & Mary Lou von Wyl (US/Switzerland)
“The Homecoming Ball” by Karen Braysher (UK)
“The Seeds of Change” by Karen Braysher (UK)
“We All Have Feelings” by Randy Sauer (US)
“What I’ve Been Through” by Famoe (Germany)
“When The Roots Are Deep” by Santino Salvadore (Australia)
Congratulations to all our Finalists!
Thank you to our 2022 Music Jury Panel: Giuliano Ciabatta, Jonathan Solars, Katie Thomas, Joi Veer, Amos White V
Winners will be announced at our Juried Arts Awards Ceremony on November 10, 2022 at the New York Institute of Technology – 16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY. For Tickets, visit: Eventbrite.com
THE ARTISTS FORUM MUSIC COMPETITION, part of our Juried Arts programming, is open to musical artists of all genres seeking to gain exposure in the New York City and international music and media markets.
Its mission is to provide an accessible platform for songwriters and composers to present their best work for juried selection, increase artist communication and business contacts, provide career advancement opportunities, and publicly acknowledge talented artists in an industry-saturated arena.
Each submission, reviewed by a panel of industry professionals, is rated upon its individual merits. Finalists in each category will be judged against one another and a winner declared. Our list of competition winners is forthcoming.
All selected finalists are eligible for a television studio or Zoom interview to be promoted on our online platforms and via THE ARTISTS FORUM: AFTV – a 20+ year arts based television program broadcasted from mid-town Manhattan in New York City.
Winners in their category will receive an opportunity for production mastering of one track by music legend Man Parrish.
Our Grand Prize Winner will receive an exclusive mentorship from multi-award-winning songwriter, producer, and publisher Jeff Cohen + a Mixing and Mastering session from music legend Man Parrish.
THE ARTISTS FORUM INC., now in its 24th year, is a New York City based non-profit arts service organization specializing in events, juried competitions, and media for artists. The organization provides an unparalleled platform for emerging and mid-career artists to share their stories with the world’s creative communities.
2022 MUSIC COMPETITION FINALISTS AND JUDGES
MUSIC AWARDS LISTINGS
2022 MUSIC WINNERS
AMERICANA: “The Homecoming Ball” by Karen Braysher (UK)
CLASSICAL/OPERATIC COMPOSITION: “Observation (No. 5)” by Stefan Kristinkov (US)
CHILDREN’S/HOLIDAY/NOVELTY: “The Seeds of Change” by Karen Braysher (UK)
ELECTRONIC/DANCE: “Competitor” by Sarah Shafey (Canada)
HIP-HOP/RAP: “Blessed” by Famoe (Germany)
INDIE/SINGER-SONGWRITER: “When The Roots Are Deep” by Santino Salvadore (Australia)
ROCK/ALTERNATIVE: “Common Mistake” by Ajay Mathur (India/Switzerland) & Mary Lou von Wyl (US/Switzerland)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Famoe for “Blessed” (Germany)
FINALISTS & WINNERS SUBMISSIONS
Songs of Little Saigon Theme
2:01 min (2021)
Writer: Sid De La Cruz (US)
CLASSICAL / OPERATIC COMPOSITION CATEGORY
Giuliano is an Italian creative producer expert in audio-video and digital technology with a degree in fine arts and computer graphics. He started his career as musician, songwriter and sound engineer (Apple Solution Expert and Pro-Tools certified). He produced records and music shows in theaters and around the world with Carnival UK Cruise Ships.
Jonathan is the NYC Managing Director of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins. With a degree in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and former Sales Manager for René A Morel, Jonathan formed his own consultancy in 2008. In 2015, He opened the NYC shop for Florian Leonhard, continuing their record of excellence in the US.
Violinist Katie Thomas earned her Bachelors and Masters at the Manhattan School of Music. She has collaborated with many prominent orchestras. Most recently, Katie has recorded on Sarah Jarosz’s Grammy winning album “World On The Ground,” Rosanne Cash’s album “She Remembers Everything,” and The O’Jays final album “The Last Word.”
Joi Veer is an established artist of music for TV and has many diverse vocal and instrumental collections across multiple genres that continue to place in dramatic film, reality TV, sports, and YouTube. Human experience and condition are his most fascinating palettes delivered thru his signature vocals. He constantly redefines his artistic license.
Amos White V
Amos is an inter-disciplinary multimedia artist, event producer, and exhibit designer. A graduate of the College of Human Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park, Amos bridges his passion for the arts and human relations with the formation of THE ARTISTS FORUM.