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Jury announced for Serj Tankian’s $5,000 music challenge

System of a Down frontman will lead a world-renowned jury for his 7 Notesmusic challenge – deadline December 15.

November 29, 2017  |  by Creative Armenia

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The 7 Notes music challenge by Serj Tankian has announced its jury. The submissions will be evaluated and the $5,000 prize awarded by: System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian; Capital Cities star Sebu Simonian; jazz phenom and composer Tigran Hamasyan; jazz pianist and composer, Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Hayrapetyan; professor and Founding Dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Judith Smith; and the iconic rock star and challenger himself – Serj Tankian.

The challenge, which went live in October, has a simple premise: Serj Tankian has written the first 7 notes of a new song. Can you finish it? The deadline for the 7 Notes music challenge is December 15. And the prize is $5,000. For more information and to apply, visit

The creative challenge series is brought to you by Creative Armenia, a non-profit organization with a global mandate to discover, develop, and produce talent in the digital age.

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