LOS ANGELES (January 5, 2018) — For the sixth consecutive time, Yamaha is sponsoring the Six String Theory Competition, hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist and producer, Lee Ritenour.
The biennial competition accepts performer applications for guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and drums, and offers winners performance opportunities and scholarships, as well as prizes from sponsors. Yamaha supports the competition with its contribution to a prize package worth approximately $15,000.00.
Registration is open January 15, 2018 via the contest website http://sixstringtheory.com and entries are made by submitting two YouTube videos for consideration. Registration closes May 31, 2018 and winners are announced the first week of June 2018.
Advisory judges to Lee Ritenour include Joe Satriani, Brent Mason, Julian Lage, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Daryl Stuermer, Harvey Mason, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Will Kennedy, and Dave Grusin, as well as Yamaha Artists Nathan East, John Patitucci, Dave Weckl and Patrice Rushen, who will work with Ritenour to determine the 2018 winners.
Yamaha will fly the winners to Los Angeles for the 2019 NAMM Show. The prize package includes travel, lodging, food/per diem, ground transportation and NAMM passes. During the day, winners will be at the Yamaha booth to demonstrate and perform on Yamaha products. One of the nights, the winners will perform with Lee at a live Yamaha event.
Other prizes include scholarships for Berklee College of Music, 2018 performance opportunities at The Blue Note Tokyo and Festival da Jazz in St. Moritz, Switzerland with Lee Ritenour, recording sessions at Woodshed Recording Studio in Malibu with Lee Ritenour, and music products from several other manufacturers including Monster, Line 6 and D’Addario.
Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition is an official non-profit organization with the mission of supporting aspiring musicians towards a professional music career through scholarships, recording, performing, mentoring and prizes.
For more information, visit the official Six String Theory website at sixstringtheory.com or on YouTube below.
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.