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 High Score Festival
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 06 April 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: As a participant in the Full Composition Program, you will:

• have your music performed by our guest musicians in the festival’s evening concerts held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. All concerts are professionally recorded and filmed. The recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival. For the 2020 edition you can submit: 1) music for cello quartet (Quartetto Zuena); 2) music for flute (piccolo, soprano, or bass) and guitar (classical or electric) duo with or without electronics, fixed or live A/V media, and/or amplification (unassisted fold); 3) music for percussion solo (Simone Beneventi); 4) electroacoustic fixed media stereo work with or without video (acousmatic, music concréte, soundscape, electronic music, etc.): stereo diffusion and video projection.
• be mentored during the rehearsal of your music. You might also be contacted by our performers before the festival via email or Skype for a first reading of the score together;
• attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Judith Weir and Steven Mackey;
• present your music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko. You will receive a public composition lesson from one of them and you will receive feedbacks by all the other participant composers;
• have individual composition lessons with David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko. You will have a private lesson with each of them, excluding the one who will give you a public lesson during your Composition Colloquium;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Amy Beth Kristen (remote lecture), David Ludwig, Mani Mazinani, Christopher Theofanidis (remote lecture), and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend intensive short workshops by Helena Tulve, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend a seminar led by Alberto Barberis, “An introduction to web audio API”, and learn how to develop your own artistic web audio app;
• attend a seminar led by Giovanni Cestino, “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research”, and explore some of the critical tools that musicology can offer to composers in the practice of artistic research;
• attend a workshop led by Valerio Febbroni, “It sound like a recorder!”, and learn how to idiomatically compose for the recorder. Some of the scores produced during the workshop will be performed during a highSCORE concert;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
• all the festival’s concerts.

The tuition for the Full Composition Program is 1,999 Euros. APPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from August, 10 (check-in) to August, 22 (check-out) . Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day.
Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.

Light composition program
As a participant in the Light Composition Program, you will:
• attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Judith Weir and Steven Mackey;
• attend the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Amy Beth Kristen (remote lecture), David Ludwig, Mani Mazinani, Christopher Theofanidis (remote lecture), and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend intensive short workshops by Helena Tulve, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend a seminar led by Alberto Barberis, “An introduction to web audio API”, and learn how to develop your own artistic web audio app;
• attend a seminar led by Giovanni Cestino, “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research”, and explore some of the critical tools that musicology can offer to composers in the practice of Artistic Research;
• attend a workshop led by Valerio Febbroni, “It sound like a recorder!”, and learn how to idiomatically compose for the recorder. Some of the scores produced during the workshop will be performed during a highSCORE concert;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
• all the festival’s concerts.

The tuition for the Light Composition Program is 1,399 Euros. APPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from August, 10 (check-in) to August, 22 (check-out) . Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.
Web Site:www.highscorefestival.com/prog...

 RBC BRIDGES
Summary:Workshop for Early Career Composers
Deadline: 20 December 2019
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: About RBC Bridges
RBC Bridges is an annual tuition-free program that brings together celebrated composer mentors, a professional resident ensemble, and six carefully selected emerging composers to develop and premiere new work in a professional context.

The program enters its 8th year in 2020, and will run from May 1-10. Activities in this year’s workshop will be inspired by the music of the late Claude Vivier. Selected participants’ final works will be showcased in connection with Soundstreams’ Main Stage production of Musik für das Ende

Bridges 2020
Workshop dates: May 1st – May 10th, 2020 (Toronto, Canada)
With mentor composer: Sarah Kirkland Snider

Resident ensemble: 8 Voices (SATB)

Activities in this year’s workshop will be inspired by the music of the late Claude Vivier. Selected participants’ final works will be showcased alongside works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, and in connection with Soundstreams’ Main Stage production of Musik für das Ende

Application Deadline: All submissions must be received by Friday, December 20, 2019 (11:59pm EST), this form will close to submissions at that point.

If you have inquiries about the application process, contact Felix Mills at felixm@soundstreams.ca
Entry Fee:$30 (CAD)
Web Site:soundstreams.ca/education/emer...

 SÄVELLYSPAJA
Summary:Composition Masterclass
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: Next summer (June 22 - 26, 2020) the SÄVELLYSPAJA Composition Masterclass will be organized by the Sävellyspaja-yhdistys ry. The teachers are Jukka Tiensuu and Tomi Räisänen. For the workshop concert each participant will write a new work. Avanti! Chamber Orchestra will perform the new works in a public concert as part of the Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival in Porvoo, Finland. Detailed instrumentation and further instructions will be given to the selected participants. The instrumentations of the past events can be found on the Sävellyspaja website (www.Savellyspaja.com).

The event is aimed mainly for the professional students in composition. Participation fee is 395€. To apply for the SÄVELLYSPAJA 2020, please send by December 31, 2019 in digital format (pdf) your CV, list of works and 2 scores to the email-address below. Add links to your website and to recordings of your works, if available.

savellyspaja@gmail.com
Web Site:www.savellyspaja.com

 CONNECTICUT SUMMERFEST
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: FESTIVAL COMPOSERS WILL RECEIVE
-Live and live-streamed premiere of newly composed work by one of three professional ensembles-in-residence
-High-quality, mastered audio of newly composed work in studio recording session
-Concert video recording from live premiere, featured on our YouTube channel
-Four private, 1-hour lessons with our world-class composition faculty members
-Dedicated rehearsal time with our ensembles-in-residence
-Attendance of guest lectures with leading music specialists
-Housing and meals for the duration of the festival


APPLICATION GUIDELINES
• Applicants to Connecticut Summerfest's Composition Program will be asked to submit two (2) representative scores and recordings, which are to be no longer than 15 minutes in combined duration. Single movements or excerpted scores and recordings may be submitted. Both acoustic and electronic/electroacoustic submissions will be accepted for adjudication.
• Because this is a blind application, submitted scores and recordings must not include the composer's name, geographic location, or any information about commissioning parties. Submitted scores and recordings must not only omit this information in text on the score, it also must be omitted from file names and metadata. Failure to omit this information will lead to disqualification of application. Only mp3 audio files may be submitted; video files will not be accepted.
• Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before June 11, 2020.

Composers invited to the festival may choose to compose either an acoustic or electroacoustic work, as the festival will have access to a stereo sound system. Any additional equipment, software, or personnel the piece would need must be provided by the composer. Invited composers will be asked to give a presentation of their music at one of the daily composition seminars.
Web Site:www.ctsummerfest.org/apply.htm...

 NIEF-NORF SUMMER FESTIVAL
Summary:Composition Workshop
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: The nnSF Composition Workshop offers an intensive experience in chamber music composition, and currently invites applications from composers age 18 and over (including undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and professionals). Offered concurrently with the Performance Workshop, Music Technology Workshop, and Research Summit, the Composition Workshop provides fellows extensive interaction with the faculty, guest composers, and artists, as well as opportunities for hands-on exploration of the large variety of percussion instruments available during the festival.

Composition fellows will compose one work for 2-6 musicians under the mentorship of composition faculty Christopher Adler and 2020 guest composition faculty (To Be Announced), and will work with the performance fellows and faculty on the preparation of their work for performance during the festival. Composers will write for chamber ensemble, percussion ensemble or percussion in combination with other instruments, based on availability. Close interaction with performers will be invaluable for those seeking to gain experience in writing for specific instruments, while more experienced composers will benefit from the relationships built with dedicated performers of contemporary music. The workshop will admit up to ten composition fellows who will be present for the entire festival.

We also have limited number of positions reserved for the Composer-Performer option open to composer-instrumentalists and composer-vocalists. Composer-Performer fellows will be expected to include themselves as a performer in their composition and will fully participate in the rehearsal process and performance of their work. In addition, Composer-Performer fellows will be assigned 2-3 additional chamber works to be performed with Performance Fellows during the festival. We are committed to providing individual meetings with all composition faculty, however rehearsal scheduling may prevent Composer-Performer fellows from participating in some other activities of the Composition Workshop. Composers who wish to perform in their own piece but not perform any additional repertoire should apply only as a Composer.

Composition Fellows will benefit from the following activities:
• Admission to all festival activities, including rehearsals, coachings, presentations by guest artists and guest composers, and concerts.
• Private composition lessons with composition faculty.
• Seminars on composition for percussion and other instruments, and other special topics on contemporary music, by the festival faculty
• Opportunity to present to the composition workshop.
• Opportunities for small-group or individual interaction with guest composers and winners of the international Call for Scores competition.
• Access to piano practice rooms.
• Access to percussion instruments for exploration, and frequent opportunities to informally engage with Performance Fellows.
• Working with Performance Fellows and faculty in the preparation of one original composition (for 2-6 players with instrumentation coordinated with festival faculty based on enrollment, and approximately five minutes in duration, depending on the difficulty).
• Composition fellows' works are programmed on concerts presented by the Performance fellows during the second week of the festival, and thereby receive ample workshop and rehearsal time on par with all other repertoire presented during the festival.
• One recorded performance of a completed composition on a public festival concert, and recording of dress rehearsals.
• All accepted applicants to the Composition Workshop and Composer-Performer track will be considered for the Arturo L. Boquiren, Sr. Scholarship.

The priority deadline for nnSF20 applications is December 15, 2019.
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Planning ahead? So are we. nnSF21 will be held June 8-21, 2021
Web Site:www.niefnorf.org/apply#composi...

 ALBA MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPOSITION PROGRAM
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: Program Overview and Summary
• Performance: Each participant will be invited to submit one work of up to five (5) minutes in length for the resident ensemble, the Borromeo String Quartet. All works will be premiered on an Alba Music Festival Wet Ink concert. Furthermore, the quartet will choose one composer to receive a commission to compose a new work as part of a future concert season. Participants will also be considered for reprise performances of their music by the quartet.
• Professional Recording: Each participant will receive a professional, edited recording of their work as part of a dedicated recording session.
• Private lessons: Participants receive one-on-one private composition lessons with our resident faculty who include Mary Ellen Childs, J Anthony Allen, and the 2020 Composer-In-Residence, Derek Bermel. Additional lessons may also be available, time permitting, with any of our visiting composers.
• Masterclasses & Workshops: Daily workshops and masterclasses are led by the composition faculty, the Composer-In-Residence, visiting composers, and performers. These sessions focus on variety of topics, ranging from issues of craft, to professional career planning.
• VIP Access: Participants will have complimentary, reserved seating at the evening festival concerts, as well as invitations to select, special events. We also include a complimentary tour of an area winery, complete with a wine tasting hosted by a local sommelier.
• Future Opportunities: All alumni of the Alba Composition Program are eligible to receive a paid commission to compose a new work for a premiere as part of a future Alba Festival . In 2017, the first Alba Alumni Commission was awarded to 2016 alumnus, Jonathan Posthuma. Awards have since been given to Jesse Edwards and Nicky Sohn, both 2017 program alumni.


A Typical Day in Alba
Each day in Alba is filled with music and fellowship. Mornings consist of rehearsals and/or private composition lessons with the faculty. Typically we break for lunch at noon, followed by an afternoon composition masterclass/workshop held in the Alba Campus Center. Afterward there is time for private lessons, afternoon rehearsals, or simply rest. Alba Festival afternoon concerts are usually scheduled at 5:30 pm, followed by a break for an evening meal. At 9:00 pm, the Alba Festival evening concert usually takes place, often followed by socializing over wine and/or a late dinner, and, of course, gelato!

Your Music: A Concert Performance
Program participants will be invited to submit one work, either pre-existing or newly composed, in any compositional style, of up to five (5) minutes for the resident ensemble. Works may be composed for the entire group, or for a subset of the group's instrumentation. Performance materials, professionally prepared, will be due for electronic delivery (PDF format) no later than March 1, 2019. All works will performed on one of the Alba Festival concerts dedicated to the work of living composers.

Your Music: A Professional Recording
One of the most valuable things for a composer is a high-quality recording. Thus, as part of the program, each participant will have his/her work professionally recorded in a dedicated session. These sessions will be coordinated in consultation with the program participants, the musicians, resident faculty, and the Composer-in-Residence. Each participant will receive an edited, twenty-four (24) bit stereo master of their music approximately one month after the completion of the festival. In addition, the unedited ProTools session files may be made available on request.

Private Composition Lessons
All participants will receive private, one-on-one, lessons with each member of the resident composition faculty and the Composer-in-Residence. Time permitting, additional lessons may also be available with any of the guest and visiting composers.

Daily Masterclasses and Workshops
Masterclasses and workshops, hosted by the resident composition faculty, the Composer-in-Residence, and guest composers, will be held each day in the music classroom of the Alba Campus Center. All classes and workshops will be topic based, ranging from elements of compositional craft to career issues. Example topics include contemporary counterpoint, orchestration, electronic and electroacoustic music, spectralism, performance practice, improvisation, promotion, publishing, copyright, recording, music industry, and academic career advice.

Electronic and Electroacoustic Music Production Day Camp (new for 2020)
We partnered with Slam Academy and faculty member J Anthony Allen to offer a one-day intensive electronic and electroacoustic music production course. featuring creative production tools Ableton Live, Max4Live, and Max/MSP. This is an optional add-on for accepted composition fellows at a substantially discounted rate or may be elected as a standalone package for anyone. Seats, however, are limited.

Housing, Meals, and Transportation
Due to the wide range of circumstances and needs of our applicants, the program is able to offer a discounted housing and meal package as an option. Participants are not required to enroll in this plan. We are also happy to assist those who wish to make their own accommodation arrangements. We are also happy to arrange a discounted private car/van shuttle service from major city airports and railway stations. Torino (Turin) is the most often used gateway for arriving and departing by air or rail. Turin is located about an hour and fifteen minutes from Alba by car. However, both Milan and Genova are also possible points of arrival and departure, each about two and a half hours drive from Alba.

Participants who take advantage of the housing/meal package will have one round-trip transfer provided (to/from Turin).

Facilities: The Alba Campus, Music School, and Beppe Fenoglio Hall
Composition masterclasses and workshops are held in a remodeled classroom located in an important historical building. This building, known as the Alba Campus Center, also houses the administrative offices of the festival. During the day, participants will have access to this building, which contains several practice rooms with pianos, computers, and free high-speed WiFi. Private lessons are held in the campus center, or in one of the practice rooms or rehearsal spaces of the local music school which, houses a recently remodeled multipurpose hall named after Beppe Fenoglio, a famous 20th century Italian author and native of the region.

2020 Tuition and Fees
Tuition: €2395

​​This fee includes all elements of the program except travel, meals, and accommodation. An inclusive meal and accommodation plan is available (see below).

The tuition will be payable in three installments:
Refundable Deposit: €500 (due on acceptance to the program)
January 1, 2020: First Installment: €1250
February 1, 2019: Final Installment: €645 (less any financial aid)

For more information:

Web Site:www.albacomposition.com/the-pr...