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Ennis Harris receives ISJAC/USF Prize for Emerging Black Composers

USC Thornton Jazz Studies DMA candidate Ennis Harris has been selected as the 2023 winner of the ISJAC/USF Prize for Emerging Black Composers. His song, “Eye in the Sky,” was performed by the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra.

The award is given to young, up-and-coming composers of color through a partnership between the International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers and the University of South Florida. Each winner receives a cash award and has their work performed by a prominent professional ensemble for a spring ISJAC event.

Harris received the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award in 2022.

Photo by Lauren Desberg.

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