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 2020 Lehigh University — American Choral Directors Association
Summary:Summer Choral Composers Forum
Deadline: 01 April 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: Many of us have the desire to write, but it's hard to find dedicated time when we're not asked to juggle all the day-to-day pressing issues of life. It's difficult to take the personal time, find the quiet space, and a community of like-minded composers interested in supporting our efforts.

The Lehigh Choral Composers Forum, in association with the ACDA, offers a unique opportunity to composers of all levels to explore and develop their compositional voices in a weeklong intensive seminar held at Lehigh University's beautiful Zoellner Arts Center. The emphasis of the Forum is on the compositional process. Composers accepted into the program are asked to come with ideas, not finished pieces. In the course of the week, these ideas are developed, discussed, and tried out in rehearsals with the professional a cappella ensemble, The Princeton Singers.

Under the leadership of Steven Sametz and Ēriks Ešenvalds, composers are encouraged to be adventurous. This is an opportunity you may never have again: to hear a professional ensemble read through a portion of a work one day, get feedback, rework it, and hear it another way at rehearsal the next day.

Each morning, seminars led by Sametz and Ešenvalds help composers to develop their unique compositional voices. Afternoons, there is one-on-one time with each student sharing individual ideas with the mentor-composers. This is an environment that supports compositional risk-taking as well as building on what you already do well.

On Saturday, June 28th, an informal concert of the works created in the seminar will be held at Lehigh University's Baker Hall, a 900-seat state-of-the-art concert hall. Composers come away with a professional-quality recording of their works by The Princeton Singers.

The week also includes information and discussion on the ever-shifting world of music publication. How do we best get our works out there? How are publishers looking at new compositions? How can we best market our works to get as many performances as possible? Many works from past Lehigh Composers' Forums have been published by major publishing houses.

The seminar is co-sponsored by The American Choral Directors Association and is available for graduate credit through ACDA.
Web Site:composers-forum.lehighchoralar...

 DePaul University School of Music
Summary:Summer Residency
Deadline: 16 March 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The DePaul University School of Music announces a week-long Summer Residency for New Music in collaboration with the acclaimed new music chamber group Ensemble Dal Niente and featu​ring distinguished guest composer Hilda Paredes. During this week, young composers and performers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects, work side-by-side with Ensemble Dal Niente musicians, participate in master classes and receive individualized feedback.

The composition program includes lessons with DePaul faculty members Osnat Netzer, Fred Gifford and Christopher Wendell Jones​, as well as with guest composer, Hilda Paredes. The performance program includes lessons, coaching and rehearsals with members of Ensemble Dal Niente. All students will participate in lectures, demonstrations and workshops with DePaul faculty and members of Ensemble Dal Niente​. Performers of the following instruments are encouraged to apply: flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, guitar, piano, cello and violin (doubling viola).​

Compositions realized during the week-long residency will be performed in evening concerts by Ensemble Dal Niente and performer particpants in the School of Music's brand new, state-of-the-art Holtschneider Performance Center.

Current undergraduate and graduate-level student composers and performers are encouraged to apply.

Apply now! Deadline for applications is March 16, 2020.
Web Site:music.depaul.edu/academics/sum...

 Composition at Sewanee
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: The Composition Program at SSMF offers two tracks for program participation:

Composition Track
Students selected to study composition at Sewanee will have multiple opportunities to have their music performed, workshopped and coached during the festival. Students will enjoy weekly lessons and seminar with program coordinator Jorge Variego and have ample time to study, compose and collaborate with fellow students and faculty members. The program is capped at four student composers in the composition track, in order to allow ample time for reading sessions, rehearsals, and performances. Program highlights include:
• Reading session with the Sewanee Symphony
• Chamber music performances on the student chamber music series
• Master classes in contemporary composition and performance techniques with selected festival faculty
• Composition studio recital
• Private lessons
• Group seminar

Please see the tuition and financial aid page for details on the composition track costs.

Audition requirements
• Composition applicants should submit scores of PDF ’s two contrasting works written for solo, chamber or large ensemble ( orchestra, chamber orchestra or wind band). Recordings or midi realizations are not required but encouraged. In addition, two letters of recommendation are required.

Supplemental Study in Composition
Instrumental festival participants may register for composition seminar and lessons for an additional fee. Students studying composition in this format will have the opportunity to attend the composition seminar, weekly private lessons, and compose for the seminar-workshop ensemble. PLEASE NOTE – if you are a composition student, lessons and seminar are included in your program experience.

Program costs, Supplimental study in composition*

Supplimental study in composition
Seminar $350
Private lessons $350
Seminar and lessons(45 minutes) $700

*Please note, scholarship funding is not available for supplemental study in composition.

Web Site:ssmf.sewanee.edu/experience/co...

 Talis Festival & Academy Composition Fellowship Program
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: In its 7th year, the Composition Fellowship Programme includes a concert premiere of a piece, score reading sessions, private lessons, and workshops with Talis Festival Guest Composer Gotthard Odermatt.

Talis Festival continues to offer Academy Fellows and professionals a setting to work together as peers. The accepted Academy Fellows have a unique opportunity to practice, rehearse and perform chamber music at the highest level with recognised musicians from some of the world's leading orchestras, universities and chamber ensembles. Meet the Artists here: https://www.talisfestival.com/resident-artists

For more information, please watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV7kHeagkvI&t=7s
or go to our website: www.talisfestival.com
Web Site:www.talisfestival.com

 UPBEAT International Summer Music School
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: 21 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: Deadline: 21 February 2020

Details: The 16th annual composition course next summer as part of the UPBEAT International Summer Music School will commence in the town of Sutivan on the beautiful Adriatic island of Brac in Croatia. The composition course is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and young professionals, but is open to composer-performers of all ages. The dates of the course are Thursday 16 July to Monday 27 July, 2020.

Prize: EUR 600
Web Site:upbeat.hr/?lang=en

 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...