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 3rd International Workshop for Young Composers AntiquaNova 2018
Summary:String Quartet Workshop
Deadline: 20 August 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: 3rd International Workshop for Young Composers AntiquaNova 2018

Musica AntiquaNova Foundation announces the Third International Workshop for Young Composers AntiquaNova 2018, to take place in Choele Choel (Río Negro, Argentina) from December 15th through 22nd of 2018.

The Workshop, to be held as part of the third edition of the Distat Terra Festival, is open to composers of any nationality. The Workshop will be leaded by guest composer Natalia Solomonoff (Argentina) and the Quartetto Maurice (Italy) will be the ensemble in residence.
Selected composers, in two categories, active and auditing students, will be chosen through a Call for Scores and Recordings. The activities during the workshop will be:

Active composers:
1. Writing of a new piece for string quartet (max. duration 10 minutes).
2. Rehearsals and premiere in concert of all writen pieces.
3. Individual and collective classes with the guest composer.
4. Individual presentations given by all selected composers about their own music.
5. Free entrance to all concerts and rehearsals at the Distat Terra Festival.

Auditing composers:
1. Individual and collective classes with the guest composer.
2. Individual presentations given by all selected composers about their own music.
3. Free entrance to all concerts and rehearsals at the Distat Terra Festival.
The fee (see details below) for taking part in the Workshop includes accomodation and certain meals, from December 15th (check-in) through December 23rd (check-out) of 2018, in Choele Choel. Selected composers are responsible for their own travel expenses to Argentina/Choele Choel, with arrival on December 15th, 2018.

Interested participants should send to info@fundacionmusicaantiquanova.org all requested materials, as follows:

1. Short CV in English or Spanish.
2. Score and recording of two pieces by the applicant, as attached files or as links for downloading in case of big files (please, without deadline for downloading).
3. Indicate if you want to participate in the selection process as Active or Auditing composer.
4. In case of not being selected as an active composer please also indicate if you would like to participate in the selection process as auditing composer.
5. Indicate in the body of the E-mail: full name, telephone number, nationality, contact email and website (optional).

Deadline for application: August 20th, 2018.
Results will be annunced by August 24th, 2018.
Selected active composers must send the scores and parts of his/her new pieces for string quartet before October 18th, 2018.

Fees:
Active composers:
U$S 500 (five hundred U.S. Dollars).

Auditing composers:
U$S 350 (three hundred and fifty U.S. Dollars).

For questions: info@fundacionmusicaantiquanova.org
More info: https://www.facebook.com/fundacionmusicaantiquanova

Quartetto Maurice: http://www.quartettomaurice.com/it
Natalia Solomonoff: https://www.natalia-solomonoff.com/

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 International composition masterclass: Clara Iannotta
Summary:Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: The annual international composition masterclass organized alongside Sound of Wander 2018 will be held by Clara Iannotta, one of the most dynamic and successful figures of the international contemporary music scene. The masterclass will include two individual lessons for each participant composer and a public lecture by Clara Iannotta and it’s opened to students, instrumentalists, composers and musicologists of every age and nationality.

This year the masterclass will feature the participation of mdi ensemble, artistic director of Sound of Wander, who will provide a reading session that will allow the participant composers to work on details of their selected scores.
mdi ensemble will also perform a concert with Clara Iannotta’s music at the end of the masterclass.

In order to apply as active participant, the following documents have to be submitted by 23:59 (UTC-7) OCTOBER 1ST 2018 at the following email adress: soundofwander.masterclass@gmail.com
Web Site:www.mdiensemble.com/en/interna...

 Black House New Music Workshop
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Black House’s 16th new music workshop will be part of the 2019 Oh My Ears festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of the Black House workshops is to create a supportive laboratory for musicians to connect and support each other while creating new music. Participation in the workshop is completely free and there is no application fee. Lodging will be available but participants are responsible for their own travel. This workshop will give musicians attending the Oh My Ears New Music Festival an opportunity to work together premiering newly composed music in an informal and fun way.

Workshop Details
Musicians may apply as performing or composing residents. All residents will meet for a two-day intensive on Friday morning (Feb 1) through Saturday evening (Feb 2). Participation in the workshop will not interfere with performance times in the festival.

Composing Resident Information
Composing residents will write a new 6-9 minute piece for the entire workshop ensemble (no subsets). The instrumentation of the ensemble will be made available shortly after artist selection. Finished compositions with parts must be provided by Friday, Dec 7, 5pm, mst. In order to receive feedback, make any necessary revisions and give the performers time to prepare. There is very little time to put together these pieces, so pieces that require a lot of tech will not do well. The rule of thumb is that if you can’t quickly set up it and tear it down by yourself, you’re better off writing something purely acoustic. Composers must be able to attend the workshop. The BHC has a very DIY ethos and preference will be given to composers who are willing to help and generally be useful beyond simply submitting their scores.

Performing Resident Information
Performing residents will be selected to be play in the workshop ensemble. Players are expected to play at a high level and to have prepared the music before the workshop.

Dates
• August 15, 12 am mst: applications due
• Early September: acceptances sent
• December 7, 5pm, mst: scores and parts submitted
• December 21, 5pm, mst: final revisions due
• February 1: first day of rehearsals
• February 2: rehearsal and ending performance

HOW TO APPLY

Composers
Composers interesting in participating should submit the following to blackhouseome@gmail.com with "2019 Composer Application" in the subject line of your email:
• Name
• Phone number
• Website
• CV (max 2 pages)
• Short bio
• 2 scores that represent you as a composer
• Two links to either audio or video of submitted scores
• Short paragraph on why you'd like to participate

Performers
Performers participating in the Oh My Ears festival will automatically be considered for participation in the Black House Workshop. Apply to OME here.
Performers who would like to apply to the Black House Workshop only should submit the following to blackhouseome@gmail.com with "2019 Performer Application" in the subject line of your email:
• Name
• Phone number
• Website
• CV (max 2 pages)
• Short bio
• Two links to performances that demonstrate your skill and experience with new music. One piece from a living composer and one solo are preferable, but not required.
• Short paragraph on why you'd like to participate
Web Site:www.blackhousecollective.org/b...

 Composing in the Wilderness
Summary:Outdoor opportunity
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 25 July 2018
Details: Now in its seventh year, this unusual field course is offered by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service. It is led by adventurer-composer Stephen Lias.

Working with experienced guides, naturalists, and scientists, we take experienced composers into the backcountry of Alaska's wilderness and provide them with an intense and immersive adventure. With this as their inspiration, the composers then have the opportunity to compose original chamber music that is premiered by top-notch contemporary music performers on staff at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Drawing on experts in every discipline, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival brings together high-level musicians, chefs, dancers, actors, photographers, and artists of all types for two intense weeks in July. The resident contemporary music ensemble for the festival (Corvus) is led by two New-York-based performers with deep Alaskan roots: Andie Springer (violin) and Katie Cox (flute). Each year they enlist other accomplished performers to create a dynamic chamber ensemble which presents concerts in Fairbanks, as well as outreach events in rural communities of interior Alaska. Participants in Composing in the Wilderness have the privilege not only to have their pieces premiered by Corvus, but also to develop a lasting working relationship with these musicians.

The "Denali Adventure" field course (started in 2012), allows composers to spend four days in the back country of Denali National Park, after which they are flown by bush plane to the remote Coal Creek Mining Camp in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve where they have four more days to compose. Returning to Fairbanks, the group meets up with "Corvus" - the contemporary music ensemble of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and their new pieces are rehearsed and then premiered both in Fairbanks and in the visitors center of Denali National Park.

2018 will see the introduction of an exciting, and much more immersive, second offering. The "Arctic Adventure" will take adventurous composers on a week-long canoe trip in the second-largest national park in the USA (Gates of the Arctic). Following nearly a hundred miles on the river, the group will have a few days to begin their compositions while relaxing in the remote fly-in-only town of Bettles. Their pieces, completed in the following months, will be premiered in New York City at the iconic Federal Hall Historic Site.

Each year, our group is made up of a diverse group of composers from all levels of their career (student, professional, professor, freelance), and from many countries around the world. We value this diversity and encourage applicants of all ages and nationalities.

It is the mission of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival to help participants awaken their inner artist; enrich lives by increasing personal and professional growth; and engage the spirit, intellect and energy in an empowering way. Composing in the Wilderness supports this vision by providing a life-changing artistic adventure, a deep sense of community, and a genuine connection to wilderness.

ENALI ADVENTURE:

Tentative Dates: July 9-23, 2019
Tentative Cost: approximately $1,800

We'll certainly be offering our long-standing "magic formula" of taking nine composers into the backcountry of Denali, followed by creative time in Yukon-Charley Rivers, and then a premiere in Alaska. Every year we change a few things, but you can click HERE to see the details of the 2018 trip.

EXTREME ADVENTURE:

Tentative Dates: July 26 through August 7, 2019
Tentative Cost: approximately $4,000

Depending on the level of interest, the success of our 2018 season, and the costs, we plan to offer a second "extreme" adventure trip with a premiere in New York. It may or may not be similar to what we're doing this year, but you can click HERE to see the 2018 trip.

How to Apply
We've changed a few things about our application this year, and we've done our best to make it really easy. Once you're ready, just click the button below to begin. It is a two step process. You'll provide some materials on the form, and then email us a few other things.

On the FORM:
• Contact information (name, email, address, phone, etc.).
• Which Composing in the Wilderness Adventure you'd like to apply for. You can apply for one or the other, or ask to be considered for both, but you can only be a participant for one of them.
• Statement of purpose. You'll be asked to provide a statement that responds to the following prompt:
o The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival seeks to awaken participants' inner artist; enrich lives by increasing personal and professional growth; and engage the spirit, intellect and energy in an empowering way. Share with us a statement explaining how this experience would do those things for you.
• Summary of your fitness level and experience with backcountry activities.
• Summary of any medical or dietary issues.
• Acknowledgement: We ask you to acknowledge the following payment and refund policy:
o In the event that you are selected, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Fairbanks, as well as the full registration cost of the workshop. You must make an initial payment of at least 20% of the total trip cost in November, and after February 1, this is non-refundable. The full balance must be paid in full by May 1, and no refunds will be provided after that date.

In the EMAIL:
Send an email to info@composinginthewilderness.com with the following materials. You can attach files or provide links to content online. Please limit attached file types to MP3, JPG, and PDF. Provide functioning URLs for all other content.
1. Audio or audio/visual samples. Two or three representative works.
2. Samples of your notated scores. One or two representative works. Does not need to match audio.
3. Biography/CV/resume.
4. A professional headshot. We will use this in our publicity in the event that you are chosen. Please send the highest resolution possible (preferably 300dpi).
Web Site:www.composinginthewilderness.c...

 outHEAR New Music Week 2018
Summary:Symposium and Master Class in Composition
Deadline: 24 August 2018
Date Posted: 11 July 2018
Details: Symposium and Master Class in Composition

Ensemble in residence:
String quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum
Visiting artist:
Hannah Walter, violin/viola

Open to all composers
Application deadline: August 24th, 2018, 11:59pm
Announcement of result: September 1st, 2018


The OUT HEAR New Music Week 2018 is happy to announce a Call for scores and proposals to participate in a Symposium and Master Class in Composition on December 12th to 16th, 2018, lead by our ensemble-in-residence, String quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum in collaboration with our faculty Clemens Gadenstätter, Dimitri Papageorgiou, and Orestis Toufektsis.

Regulations

1. Eligibility

• The Call for Scores is open to composers of any gender, age and nationality.

2. Submission

• Submit compositions for string quartet (vn1, v2, va, vc) without electronics.
• Submissions must be original compositions, not arrangements.
• Although the duration of the submitted work is free, works with a duration of 12 minutes or less will be more preferable.
• Submissions are not anonymous.
• Compositions must have been composed within the last five years and may have already been performed.
• Multiple submissions are accepted.

3. Application Fee

• A non-returnable entry fee of 12€ is required for each submission.
• Payment can be made to the following bank account:
IBAN: GR91 0171 7830 0067 8311 6310 135
BIC: PIRBGRAA
Account Name: Dimotiko Odeion Larissas (Municipal Conservatory of Larissa)
Address: Blanas Square (Laou), Larissa, P.C. 41221, Greece
• In the transaction description, please, write: OutHear New Music Week 2018 Call for Scores
• Contribution fees must be sent in euros.
• Participants are asked to attach copies of bank transfer receipts.
• Participation fees are non-refundable

3. Items to submit:

• Computer notated score and parts in PDF format.
• A short resume of the composer.
• Demo recordings are welcome but not necessary. Please, submit via a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, or other external hosting site.
• A copy of payment of the application fee;
• Click HERE to start the submission process

4. Deadline

• Submissions will be accepted through August 24th, 2018. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM (UTC+2:00 Athens) on August 24th, 2018. Winners will be announced by September 1st, 2018.

5. Selection

Two groups of composers will be selected

• Group A of composers will be selected for their works to be rehearsed, discussed, and performed at the final concert.
• Group B of composers will be selected for their works to be rehearsed, discussed, and read-through.

6. Tuition Fees

If selected, there is a tuition fee including hotel accommodation (single room) for the duration of the symposium and master class

1. Group A = 400€
2. Group B = 300€

7. The Jury

• Dimitri Papageorgiou - composer and artistic director of OUT HEAR New Music Week, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
• Orestis Toufektsis, composer and artistic director of OUT HEAR New Music Week, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
• Clemens Gadenstätter, composer, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
• The members of the Klangforum String Quartet:
o Annette Bik, violin;
o Gunde Jäch-Miko, violin;
o Dimitrios Polisoidis, viola;
o Andreas Lindenbaum, cello
• The judges will not make available any written or verbal commentary.

7. Further Information

• Participation in this project is approval of these terms and conditions.
• OUT HEAR New Music Week do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
• OUT HEAR New Music Week will not be able to provide transportation commissioning or rental fees for any composers whose work is selected for performance. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• The artistic and organizing committee of OutHear New Music Week, in charge of this Call for Scores, reserves the possibility to bring changes to this bid.
• The processing of personal data provided by the participants is based on principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency, and privacy protection – especially regarding the participants themselves. All processing is done once files are received for the purpose of the composers’ participation.
• For any additional information, please contact OutHear New Music Week assistant, Marily Ventouri, at outhearnewmusic@gmail.com

Web Site:www.outhearnewmusic.com/call-f...

 Listen Imagine Compose
Summary:CPD in composing for teachers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: Listen Imagine Compose now offers a Masters in Teaching and Learning, as part of its Continuing Professional Development programme for secondary music teachers.

This is available nationally and is accredited by Birmingham City University. Learners can gain a Masters in Teaching and Learning or a Masters in Educational Leadership.

About the CPD
• The CPD is designed to enable secondary music teachers develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students;
• The course delivery team includes Professor Martin Fautley, Professor Pam Burnard, Gary Spruce and Dr. Jonathan Savage, supported by professional composers and musicians;
• The course is accredited by Birmingham City University at Level 7 (Certificate/ Diploma/ Masters);
• The course can be delivered in any UK location as long as we have sufficient sign ups to make it viable;
• Students can be a mix of those who do and do not wish to be accredited, subject to being able to form a viable group;
• The year-long programme comprises 6 x 3 hour sessions plus additional time spent reflecting on professional practice and undertaking action research in the classroom;
• This year-long course will normally result in a Diploma in Teaching and Learning or Educational Leadership, assuming that the learner has sufficient prior accreditation (eg a PGCE);
• A further year of part-time study is required to reach Masters level.
• The next cohort will start in October 2018.

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;
• Be mentored by a leading academic and teacher trainer;
• Work with professional composers;
• Network and learn from other secondary music teachers participating in the CPD.

Download a short guide to the Listen Imagine Compose course here and Birmingham City University’s guide to its Masters courses.

Dates for the 2018/19 course:
The 2018/19 course will be held in Birmingham on the following dates:
• Sessions 1 & 2: Sunday 14 October 2018
• Sessions 3 & 4: Sunday 18 November 2018
• Session 5: Sunday 3 March 2019
• Session 6: Sunday 30 June 2019

Costs
Accredited course: A Masters degree is in 3 stages (see the downloadable guide above). Most learners undertaking the Listen Imagine Compose course will join the qualification at Stage 2.

Stage 1: Teachers with a PGCE or equivalent can use these credits in lieu of completing Stage 1 at no additional cost or a small fee (in the region of £50). This is done one a case-by-case basis, contact us for more information.

Stage 2: This is the Listen Imagine Compose taught course. The cost for 2018/19 is £2,200.

Stage 3: Is a further year of part-time study required to complete the Masters qualification. The cost of Stage 3 for those starting Stage 2 in 2018/19 will be £2,200.

There is no requirement to commit to all the stages from the outset and it is possible to pay for each stage in installments.

Non-accredited course: Teachers who do not wish to be accredited may attend the Listen Imagine Compose course for a reduced cost which will be between £500 and £1,000, depending on the size of the group.

Any questions?
Contact Judith Robinson if you would like to know how the accreditation works or if you have any other questions!

Music Education Hubs and other potential partners: contact Judith Robinson to discuss how Listen Imagine Compose can be delivered in your area.

Web Site:listenimaginecompose.com/cpd-c...

 KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
Summary:Composing programme
Deadline: 03 December 2018
Date Posted: 05 July 2018
Details: KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD program provides an opportunity for selected composers from around the world, ages 21+, to submit a newly written work that is to be rehearsed, recorded in a professional studio and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, for 5-6 days, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.

The program name draws inspiration from the city of Austin’s motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” Most composers do not have professional studio recordings of their compositions, and most who do, have subpar live recordings. With quality studio recordings there is an opportunity to place compositions in film, commercials, and radio. In Austin, a city rich in music and culture, these visiting composers will also have the opportunity to build relationships and broaden their network.

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD takes place for 8-10 days in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities. Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches.

Info:
Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day): $1,560 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com (cost to apply is $15 USD)

1) Please send the following information:
a. Name
b. Birth date
c. Nationality
d. CV
e. Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e – interests, goals, etc)
f. One letter of recommendation (if possible)

2) PDF files of one – two of your works with recordings or midi (if available)

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com
Deadlines
Dec.3.2018: Application deadline
Dec.5. 2018: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2018: Notification to reserve spot in program (via deposit; flexible)
Dec.20. 2018: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.7.2019: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.13/14. 2019: – arrival and accommodation in Austin
Jan.21/22.2019: – departure from Austin

Web Site:www.electrochestral.com/?page_...

 Accademia Musicale della Versilia
Summary:Master Class
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 26 June 2018
Details: Con la collaborazione di
Master Class di Composizione Musicale
Docente: M° Andrea Portera

Esecuzione dei quartetti durante la serata di Gala e assegnazione di Vari Premi
1. Apertura delle Iscrizioni
Sono aperte le iscrizioni per la Master Class Internazionale di Composizione organizzato dall’Accademia Musicale della Versilia.

2. Requisiti di Ammissione
La Master Class è rivolta ai compositori senza limiti di età, sia italiani che stranieri. Per partecipare è necessario presentare una bozza o progetto di un brano per quartetto d’archi e altre composizioni del proprio repertorio, che siano rappresentative della personalità estetica del compositore.
I quartetti (bozza o progetto) saranno discussi e analizzati durante la master class, per essere completati ed eseguiti nel concerto finale del corso.

3. Finalità del Corso e Programma

Il corso è finalizzato al perfezionamento, alla pratica e alle materie compositive come:
1. Orchestrazione: scrittura per strumento solo fino a l’orchestra sinfonica, prestando particolare attenzione alla forma del quartetto d’archi contemporaneo. L’Analisi delle partiture più rilevanti del repertorio moderno e contemporaneo (ma anche più storico) offrirà
una delle cornici di riferimento più importanti di questa sezione.

2. La “Comunicabilità della partitura” che consiste nell’approfondimento della scrittura più efficace per esprimere le proprie potenzialità musicali; in particolare nell’ ambito di Concorsi di Composizione e di presentazione del proprio lavoro a enti promotori di musica contemporanea.

3. Le lezioni saranno sia frontali che di gruppo, che saranno strutturate a inizio corso.

4. Esecuzione Finale e selezione di compositori per delle commissioni.
Ad insindacabile giudizio del docente e della Direzione, durante il Concerto Finale e della Serata di Gala, che si terrà il giorno 2 Settembre alle ore 21:00 a Villa Borbone - Viareggio, verranno assegnati i seguenti premi:
- Due produzioni discografiche dalla casa discografica EMA VINCI RECORDS.
- Due Commissioni inserite all’interno della stagione dell’Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina e
di Toscana Classica per composizioni orchestrali nella stagione 2019-2020.
- Premio per il miglior quartetto 2018 dato dall’Accademia Musicale della Versilia.
- Premio al compositore under 25 particolarmente distintosi nella scrittura dato da
un’importante ente Versiliese.
- Pubblicazione dei 2 quartetti selezionati con un’ importante Casa Editrice.
A tutti i Corsisti verrà rilasciato un attestato di Frequenza.

5. Struttura del Corso
La Master Class ha una durata complessiva di 4 giorni per un impegno di studio giornaliero indicativamente dalle ore 9:00 alle ore 12:00 e dalle 14:30 alle 18:00.

6. Periodo e Luogo
La Master Class internazionale si svolgerà all’interno dell’Accademia Musicale della Versilia in via Machiavelli 257/ Via Cei, nei giorni 30 – 31 Agosto e 1 – 2 Settembre 2018.

7. Materiale per l’Esecuzione
Pezzo per quartetto d’Archi e parti staccate. Durante il corso ai corsisti verrà fornita assistenza per la creazione del materiale per l’esecuzione (dalla realizzazione delle parti alla stampa). Per ottenere questo sostegno integralmente è necessario scrivere la propria partitura attraverso un software grafico di competenza.

8. Numero dei partecipanti
Alla Master Class accederanno solo i primi 16 iscritti.

9. Quota d’Iscrizione e dell’intero corso
La quota d’iscrizione è di € 50,00
Per gli allievi effettivi, il costo della Master Class è di € 350,00.

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With the collaboration of
Master Class of Musical Composition
Teacher: M ° Andrea Portera

Execution of the quartets during the Gala evening and the awarding of various prizes

1. Opening of the Registrations
Registrations are open for the International Master Class of Composition organized by the Accademia Musicale della Versilia.

2. Admission Requirements
The Master Class is aimed at composers without age limits, both Italian and foreign. To participate, it is necessary to present a draft or project of a piece for string quartet and other compositions of their repertoire, which are representative of the composer's aesthetic personality.
The quartets (draft or project) will be discussed and analyzed during the master class, to be completed and performed in the final concert of the course.

3. Purpose of the Course and Program

The course is aimed at improving, practicing and composing subjects such as:
1. Orchestration: writing for instrument only up to the symphony orchestra, paying particular attention to the shape of the contemporary string quartet. The analysis of the most relevant scores of modern and contemporary (but also more historical) repertoire will offer
one of the most important reference frames of this section.
  
2. The "Communicability of the score" which consists in deepening the most effective writing to express one's musical potential; in particular in the field of Composition Competition and presentation of his work to institutions promoting contemporary music.

3. The lessons will be both frontal and group, which will be structured at the beginning of the course.

4. Final Execution and selection of composers for commissions.
At the unquestionable judgment of the teacher and of the Management, during the Final Concert and the Gala Evening, which will be held on September 2nd at 21:00 at Villa Borbone - Viareggio, the following prizes will be awarded:
- Two record productions by the record company EMA VINCI RECORDS.
- Two Commissions inserted within the season of the Fiorentina Chamber Orchestra e
of Classical Tuscany for orchestral compositions in the 2019-2020 season.
- Award for the best 2018 quartet given by the Accademia Musicale della Versilia.
- Award to the composer under 25 particularly distinguished in the writing given by
an important Versiliese institution.
- Publication of the 2 selected quartets with an important Publishing House.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

5. Course structure
The Master Class has a total duration of 4 days for a daily study effort from approximately 9:00 am to 12:00 am and from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

6. Period and Place
The International Master Class will take place within the Music Academy of Versilia, via Machiavelli 257 / Via Cei, on 30 - 31 August and 1 - 2 September 2018.

7. Material for the Execution
Piece for string quartet and detached parts. During the course the students will be provided assistance for the creation of the material for the execution (from the realization of the parts to the press). To obtain this support in full, it is necessary to write your score through a graphical software of competence.

8. Number of participants
The Master Class will only access the first 16 members.

9. Registration fee and the entire course
The registration fee is € 50.00
For actual students, the cost of the Master Class is € 350.00.
 
Registration Fees and payments for the entire Master Class are non-refundable.
It is possible to divide into n. 2 installments of the attendance fee: the first of € 100.00 at the time of enrollment, and the second of € 250.00 on the first day of the Master Class at the Academy.

Web Site:accademiamusicaledellaversilia...

 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.

Overview

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, richard.whitelaw@soundandmusic.org

Keep reading to find out more.
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 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 THEORYhttps://soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craftUse 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?
Web Site:soundfly.com/courses/introduct...