The competition, based on the vision of guitar icon Lee Ritenour for a superstar guitar recording, will culminate with an album to be released on Concord Records, STRING THEORY in the spring/summer of 2010. The grand prize winner will be featured as a special guest on the album with legendary superstar guitarists, who along with Ritenour now include: George Benson, BB King, Steve Lukather and John Scofield. Additional artists will be announced shortly.
The grand prize winner will also receive a four year, fully paid tuition to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Yamaha Corporation is awarding three guitar endorsements plus six high-end guitars to the top winners, one in each of the six categories and the top winners will also be awarded a host of prizes by the participating sponsors.
More Details and How to Submit:
• The contest begins October 1, 2009 and will run through February 1, 2010.
• Contestants can submit videos online from anywhere in the world to WWW.SIXSTRINGTHEORY.COM
• You can enter the contest in one of six categories: Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Country, Acoustic, or Classical/Flamenco.
• Six finalists will be chosen by a panel of top online judges including Lee Ritenour and will compete in a live performance to determine the grand prize winner on March 22, 2010 at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles.