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 Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu
Summary:Microtonal Masterclass
Deadline: 25 June 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
Details: As a part of the October New Music Festival in Oulu, Finland, there will be a Microtonal Composition Masterclass given by Mr. Juhani Nuorvala from Thursday 27 September to Sunday 30 September 2018.

Compose a piece
The students will compose a piece of 3-6 minutes for 1-7 musicians of the MikroEnsemble.

These instruments are available:

• quarter tone flute
• quarter tone clarinet
• violin
• cello
• quarter tone piano
• quarter tone accordeon
• quarter tone guitar

The contents of the masterclass
The students’ compositions will be analyzed in three individual lessons by Mr. Juhani Nuorvala and rehearsed in a workshop of the MikroEnsemble. The works will be performed in a concert on Saturday 29 September.

Teaching languages are Finnish and English.

MikroEnsemble are
• Mikael Helasvuo, quarter tone flute
• Lauri Sallinen, quarter tone clarinet
• Johanna Ilvesmäki, violin
• Markus Hohti, cello
• Elisa Järvi, quarter tone piano
• Veli Kujala, quarter tone accordeon
• Juuso Nieminen, quarter tone guitar

The price of the masterclass is 195 €, including
• three individual lessons
• workshop
• the performance of the piece by MikroEnsemble
• free admittance to October New Music Festival
• homestay accomodation
The broad stylistic palette of Juhani Nuorvala’s music ranges from pop-influenced tunes and dance rhythms to gentle ambient soundscapes. Starting from the 2000’s, Nuorvala has written most of his music in alternative tuning systems. He has composed chamber, orchestral and electronic works. He has also created the music and sounds for several stage plays, and written a microtonal opera based on the life of Andy Warhol. Nuorvala is currently Lecturer in Composition at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. His own teachers include Eero Hämeenniemi in Helsinki, Tristan Murail in Paris, and David Del Tredici in New York.

Application deadline Monday 25 June 2018
Send your application by e-mail at Include a short CV and one example of your compositions (score in PDF and recording in MP3 if available).

The selection of students
Mr. Juhani Nuorvala will select six students for the masterclass. They will be announced on Friday 29 June 2018. Students are required to deliver the score and parts of their composition latest by Friday 31 August 2018.

For further information Kimmo Pihlajamaa
Tel. +358-50-414 72 71 /


Summary:Masterclass opportunity
Deadline: 29 July 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: She Lives is pleased to announce its Master class in Composition 2018.
Our musical association had the privilege to work with some of the most important institutions and artists in the international panorama: Solisti della Scala di Milano, Roma Opera House, Accademia Chigiana, Filarmonica Romana, Fondazione Scelsi, Royal Embassy of Norway, Swiss Institute in Rome, and great artists such as Peter Eötvös and Lasse Thoresen.

General Info
Period: 25-29 August 2018
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: piano and string quartet (members of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 29 August – House of Music. Budapest

Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia

Sidney Corbett / Alessio Elia
– On writing for string quartet, with analytic examples from Ligeti, Scelsi and Lachenmann (and Beethoven and Bartók over our shoulders)

Alessio Elia
– Microtonality: from Spectralism to Polysystemism. From the overtone series to the simultaneous employment of different tuning systems.
(Seminar based on lectures held at Cité de la Musique, The Hungarian Academy of Arts and Chigiana Academy)
Sidney Corbett
– San Paolo, opera after an unrealised screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini
– Window technique: a way of managing proportions in musical composition with regard to metre, tempo, harmonic rhythm, density, register and dynamics
The pieces of the students are analyzed and discussed by Corbett and Elia from the point of view of compositional techniques and aesthetics. The conductor and editor Andreas Luca Beraldo will provide instead a conductorial and editorial approach.

Active students are entitled to attend the courses, and invited to discuss their own works with professors during individual meetings. They can also take part to the final concert with a piece written for the ensemble in residence.

Passive participants are entitled to attend the courses and the discussions of active students about their works, but they cannot discuss their own works with the professors.
Passive participants are invited to attend the rehearsals and the final concert of active students, but they cannot propose their own works.

The course is held in English.
Individual meetings can be done in the following languages:
Sidney Corbett: English, German, Spanish
Alessio Elia: English, Italian, German, Hungarian

The course provides the performance of the students pieces during the final concert (Wednesday, 29 August – h. 19:30, House of Music).
Composers are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):

Piano and string quartet
The piece can be written for any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group and must not be longer than 7 minutes.
Scores and parts, preferably written with a music notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.), must be sent as a pdf file no later than 29 July 2018, to the following e-mail address:

To apply, send a CV and a piece written for the ensemble in residence (any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group, and no longer than 7 minutes) by the deadline, which is 29 July 2018. Within one week of submission the applicant will be notified about participation either as an active or passive student. Subsequently it will be necessary to pay the registration fee in accordance with the result of the application process.
Students who wish to apply directly as passive participants should send only a copy of their identity card or passport, and pay the registration fee.

Course Fees
Active Students: 560 €
Listeners: 300

The fees should be sent to the following Bank Account
Associazione SHE LIVES
IBAN: IT17H0335901600100000131702
BIC/SWIFT (per le transazioni internazionali): BCITITMX
Banca Prossima – Filiale di Milano, Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10, 20121 Milano
SHE LIVES Address: Piazza della Libertà 20, 00192 – Roma (Italy).

Deadline for enrollment and delivery of the pieces and parts
29 July 2018


 Listen Image Compose
Summary:Training course for teachers
Deadline: 28 June 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: Register for the Listen Imagine Compose CPD course 2018/19 >>

We are looking for our next cohort of secondary school teachers to join this unique, accredited CPD course.

Listen Image Compose supports teachers in developing their skills and confidence in teaching composing though research and training.

"The best CPD I’ve ever had in terms of catering for my needs as a teacher and a musician." - Sarah Henton, Head of Music, Heart of England School

It is a partnership project between Sound and Music, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University which investigates how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools and draws on the expertise of teachers and their pupils, composers, music education academics and arts organisations.

Run as Continuing Professional Development course (with optional accredidation to Master's level) Listen Imagine Compose is designed to develop teacher's skills and confidence in teaching composition.

We are now accepting applications from teachers who are interested in doing the course in the next academic year.

If you have any questions please email

The course in short
The CPD is designed to offer secondary music teachers the opportunity to develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students.

• The course can be delivered across the UK in partnership with local hosts;
• The course delivery team includes Professor Martin Fautley, Professor Pam Burnard, Gary Spruce and Dr. Jonathan Savage, supoprted by professional composers and musicians;
• The course can be accredited by Birmingham City University at Level 7 (Certificate/ Diploma/ Masters);
• Students can be a mix of those who do and do not wish to be accredited, subject to a minimum of 4 being accredited;
• The year-long programme comprises 6 x 3 hour sessions plus additional time spent undertaking action research in the classroom and reflection on professional practice.

During the course teachers will:
• Reflect on what composing with young people entails;
• Learn new creative strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop pedagogic strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop existing schemes of work;
• Undertake Action Research;
• Are mentored by a leading academic and teacher trainer;
• Work with professional composers;
• Network and learn from other secondary music teachers participating in the CPD

Fill in the Application Form or contact Judith Robinson to discuss how Listen Imagine Compose can be delivered in your area.

"I have been the lead academic on Listen Imagine Compose since its inception in 2010, and have been researching how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools for many years, and LIC is a logical development from this. It offers sound research-based principles, coupled with a clear and logical CPD offer for teachers. I have enjoyed working on the pilot of the Listen Imagine Compose CPD with teachers, and am delighted that it is now being offered by Sound and Music as a Masters in Teaching and Learning, accredited by BCU."- Professor Martin Fautley, Professor of Education, Birmingham City University


Summary:Young Composers' Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: In Composer Conductor's INK STILL WET workshop, young composers work together with the Composer in Residence and the Tonkünstler Orchestra.

Grafenegg tinkers with the sounds of our time . In composer-conductor workshop INK STILL WET, Composer in Residence Ryan Wigglesworth works on the scores with young composers and performs them together with the Tonkunstler Orchestra under the direction of the workshop participants.

Wigglesworth knows that conducting forms your own musical language. His compositions emerge from deep processes in which he first interrogates himself. "I think it does not make sense to think of the audience at the first note," he says. "You have to forget that you write for an audience to find out what you want to say. Otherwise, everything becomes a manipulation. But in the end it's about the purity of the idea, and that usually reaches its audience. "A philosophy he will debate with the workshop participants.

The young composers can apply for a score in Grafenegg and are selected in a selection process. INK STILL WET is about questions of when a work is finished, what technical rules have to be followed, how to pour the hitherto unheard-of sound - and, above all, how to perform works that are just going to be performed. " in fresh ink »were noted and revised. For this practical implementation, the musicians of the Tonkünstler Orchestra work closely together with the Composer in Residence and the INK STILL WET participants.

INK STILL WET is as much a compositional workshop as a sound laboratory in which the foundations of music are measured in our present day. The results are finally heard in a large final concert in the auditorium. Admission to the concert is free.


"INK STILL WET" Composer Conductor Workshop with Ryan Wigglesworth at Grafenegg Festival 2018
17th - 21st August 2018


Please complete the application form and send it to usw[at] together with your letter of motivation, your artistic CV and the full score of the work you have composed and submitted for the workshop.


Summary:Choral Music Composing Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: For Composers and Conductors of Choral Music

June 22 - 29 2018

• 8-Day intensive workshop for emerging composers and conductors
• Faculty of world-class composers and conductors with an unparalleled high teacher/pupil ratio
• Composers: Work with highly-skilled and academically-fluent professional singers on compositions
• Conductors: Work with exceptionally flexible, genre-agnostic avocational singers accustomed to the unexpected
• Masterclasses from experts in both practical and inspirational topics
• Generous lab choir and podium time
• Individualized attention from clinicians, singers & peers
• Public concert of premieres and podium time for composers and conductors
• Open to applicants from a diverse range of music backgrounds and study/career stages
• Video & audio recordings from workshop sessions & performance


Our Difference
Now in its eighth year, The Choral Chameleon Institute is designed to immerse emerging composers and conductors of choral music in the intricacies of the choral idiom in a nurturing environment surrounded by respected professionals. It gives students an opportunity to explore and experiment with writing and conducting techniques in a ‘best-case scenario’. Generous lab and podium time is given to all participants to ensure maximum practical and hands-on experience. The spirit of innovation married with a traditional perspective on matters of musicianship work in tandem to provide our students with skills that can enable unlimited thinking.

For Composers:
With an intake of up to TWELVE composers per session, we offer a small student-teacher ratio. Composers benefit from MULTIPLE reading sessions with our lab choir of professionals, many of whom are themselves composers, arrangers, conductors and teachers - providing an unparalleled quality of dialogue. The layout of the program from Day 1 to Day 8 is designed to give enough time for students to study and write while also offering enriching classes and experiences to help stimulate the creative process and inspire the students. During the course of the Institute, many new pieces of choral music are cultivated and are ultimately publicly performed.


 Opportunity: New Voices, Talent Development Programme
Summary:Register interest for programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Date: Registration closes, noon on Tues 17th Oct
Produced by: Sound and Music
New Voices: a new Talent Development Programme for new ideas, new sounds and new music

Do you create or compose your own music or sound? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

Taking the successful models, wonderful partnerships and expertise from our previous Embedded and Portfolio Programmes, as well as our Pathways Programme we are thrilled to announce and introduce you to New Voices, Sound and Music's reimagined Talent Development Programme.

We are looking for composers and artists creating their own original new music and sound to be part of New Voices

New Voices aims to be representative of the diverse range of composers working across the UK today.


Become part of New Voices, an 18 month Talent Development Programme tailored to your needs
Get the benefit of 6 months of bespoke, external and expert coaching and mentoring
Explore and realise your creative ideas and ambitions, in your own style, in your own way
Join a network of your creative peers from across the UK, who will be going through the New Voices programme at the same time as you
Be part of a unique supportive residential weekend with these peers and with Sound and Music staff
Make public facing work for audiences, through your own creative activity and collaborations, and/or through working with other organisations
Receive a bursary of £1,500, travel and accommodation expenses, plus a production grant of up to £6,000 if you are organising the final public outcome yourself
Work with Sound and Music to explore digital as well as live outcomes of your work
Sound good?

Great. At this stage, you only need to register your interest, and then we will get in contact to discuss and to find out if this opportunity is a good fit.

If you need any other support to access this opportunity, or need this information in another format then we’re here to help, so please do contact us: Director of Programmes,

Keep reading to find out more.

 Soundfly's new online course with Tim Hansen teaches you the fundamentals of Composition
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: SOUNDFLY'S NEW COURSE TEACHES YOU THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC COMPOSITION & DEEPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYING THEORY code: SOUNDANDMUSIC for 20% off!As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic. This course will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. Led by Australian composer Tim Hansen, you'll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be able to employee these tools more effectively in your compositions.This one-of-a-kind month-long course combines fun instructional videos, step-by-step guides, downloadable resources, and professional support and feedback to help you unlock your vision for notated music. You'll have the opportunity to get personal mentorship and consulting from an industry expert, as well as access to a revolving-door community of fellow students and advisors. Now who's ready to get composing?