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 Bozzini Lab Vancouver 2019
Summary:String Quartet Workshop
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Atelier : Bozzini Lab Vancouver 2019
Quand : 5-10 août 2019
Où : Vancouver, Canada
Date limit d’inscription : 22 avril 2019
Inscription :
Description : À la demande générale, le Quatuor Bozzini redonne son atelier intensif sur l’écriture pour cordes. Accueilli par la School for the Contemporary Arts de l’université Simon Fraser (CB), l’atelier est destiné aux étudiants de tous les pays inscrits à un diplôme de 1er ou de 2e cycle en composition, ou qui ont récemment obtenu leur diplôme. Aux côtés du quatuor, les compositeurs Owen Underhill (USF) et Christopher Butterfield (UVic) agissent à titre de mentors. L’atelier vise l’amélioration des habiletés techniques en écriture de musique contemporaine pour les instruments du quatuor à cordes et l’éclosion d’idées créatives dans un environnement ouvert et stimulant.

Workshop: Bozzini Lab Vancouver 2019
When: August 5-10, 2019
Where: Vancouver, Canada
Application deadline: April 22, 2019
Description: Back by popular demand, Quatuor Bozzini is returning once again to its intensive workshop on string writing. Hosted by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University (BC), this workshop is intended for students from all countries who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree in composition, or who have recently graduated. Composers Owen Underhill (SFU) and Christopher Butterfield (UVic) will act as mentors alongside the quartet. The workshop aims to improve technical skills in writing contemporary music for string quartet instruments, and to generate creative ideas in an open and stimulating environment.


Summary:Film Music Course
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: The Fusion Film Scoring Workshops are designed for musicians and composers that are looking to enhance their knowledge and compositional skills in writing for Film as well as gain experience writing for a live ensemble. The aim of the workshops is to give the composer all the essential tools needed to create an original Film Score with seminars by industry professionals that will cover both the aesthetic and creative aspects of writing for film as well as technical aspects and score preparation.

The faculty will mentor and assist individually every composer in producing an original score for a live Ensemble (with or without Electronics, optional);

Each participant

• Will have the opportunity to create an original score for a short film of approximate 5 minute duration.

• Will receive a recoding of their composition mixed and mastered at Underground Studios.

• Will have their composition performed live with the film at a final concert.

• Selected participants will receive accreditation to take part at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2019 where they will have the opportunity to meet film industry professionals and promote their work at the market (agora) of the festival.

Tuition Fee: 680 €
The tuition fee includes the recording and MIX/Master of the participants composition

Workshop Dates:
29th of August - 6th of September 2019

Registration Dates:
Registrations open: 1st of April 2019
Early notification Deadline: 1st of May 2019
Final Deadline: 15th of May 2019
Apply Now
Required Materials for Application:
Application Form
Up to 2 examples of your music (Audio in mp3, Score in pdf format)

More info:

 Jocelyn Hagen & Timothy C. Takach composers-in-residence
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 03 April 2019
Details: The week-long Composer’s Institute is devoted to the emerging composer. Each composer selected to participate will receive individual composition lessons and attend seminars on the commissioning process and advanced choral writing. Compositions will be rehearsed and performed by the CORO Vocal Artists. During the week-long institute, composers will spend time fine tuning their existing composition and have the opportunity to create a new piece with the guidance of Jocelyn Hagen & Tim Takach. CORO Conducting Faculty, Dr. Moody and Oltman, also spend time with each composer to discuss their compositions and offer insight into the composer/conductor relationship.

• Work with Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach in private lessons throughout the week.
• Have your choral piece performed and professionally recorded during the CORO Summer Choral Festival by the CORO Vocal Artists.
• Attend workshops about the commissioning process, compositional techniques, and publishing avenues for emerging composers.

For more information:
Entry Fee:$30.00

Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 17 July 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: Laurel Halo is an electronic musician originally from Michigan, USA but based in Berlin. She has released music in a variety of styles, ranging from ambient and experimental club, to avant-pop and dubwise electronica. Though the breadth of genre is varied, there's an intrinsic logic to Halo's aesthetic, focussed on the interplay between digital and analog production techniques, and the general subversion of standard sonic hierarchies. She has released on labels such as Honest Jon's, Latency, Livity Sound and, most notably, Hyperdub; her debut album Quarantine was named Wire Magazine's album of the year. She has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never, John Cale, Lisa Gerrard, Eli Keszler, Rashad Becker, Julia Holter and NH'Koxyen amongst others.

-Live, work and study with Laurel Halo for five days in the epic Pyrenean mountains
-Develop your critical listening skills through group listening and critique sessions
-Create new work to concept, including scoring silent films, through one-to-one and group sessions
-Unlimited use of our recording facilities, editing suites, arts library and performance spaces
-Optional outdoors activities including ascent of Mont Ceint, and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars

Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: Gavin Bryars is without a doubt one of the world's most celebrated living composers. He emerged to the musical establishment in the early sixties, playing bass with improvisers Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley - his relationship with improvisation was short lived, and by the late 60's he was working with John Cage, Cornelius Cardew and John White. His first major works - The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), originally released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975, and Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1971) - were released in new versions in the 1990s, selling over a quarter of a million copies.

-Individual tuition with Gavin Bryars
-Performance and recording of your work on site
-Group sessions studying a wide variety of material
-Subsequent performance of your work at Fuse Art Space (UK) and digital release
-Full board including room, meals and drinks
-Unlimited use of our Pro Tools recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites, dark room and other facilities
-Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars

 Irish Composition Summer School 2019
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 March 2019
Details: The 37th Irish Composition Summer School takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from July 3rd to 12th.

This year's school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on writing for any combination of the available forces (soprano, clarinet and piano), with optional electronics. Students are encouraged to consider a wide range of options in both sourcing and setting texts. Your text need not necessarily be a poem; it might be a news story, your ‘take' on a myth or fairy tale, an adaptation from a play, film or novel. Consider too whether your piece is for a straightforward concert setting or whether it is dramatic or theatrical. A short piece for the summer school might be a study for a future chamber opera, for example.

At the end of the course, the students' works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Tansy Davies as Guest Director, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students.

Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.

Please note the course does not provide accommodation.

The Fee for attendance is EU350.

The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students at various levels of experience.

The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure and instrumental writing.

The Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama hosts the course in Rathmines, Dublin.

 Screen Music Program
Summary:Film and Video Game programme
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: Pavia, Italy | 22 – 31 July 2019

The Screen Music Program is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other composers to create a vibrant artistic community.
With a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world, the Program explores the fundamentals of Film & Video Game scoring in a 10-day session of masterclasses, lectures, colloquiums, and workshops focused on composition.

Set every summer in historical Pavia, Northern Italy, the Program is aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in applied composition, from graduate and undergraduate students specializing in film scoring and video game music to anyone wishing to improve their craft.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms at the Campus Residence dormitory. Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and wireless connection. The compound also includes a study room, a launderette, and a bicycle parking area. Newly built are a fitness center, a beauty SPA, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a cafeteria.

As a participant in the Screen Music Program, you will:
• have your work screened at the Program’s evening events held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia in front of a jury composed by the Program Faculty roster plus two other professional critics. The Best Composer, as determined by the jury, will receive free tuition to the next Screen Music Program;
• present your work at the Screen Music Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will receive a public lesson from one of them and the feedback from all the other participant composers;
• attend the lecture and the masterclass of our special guest Jeff Broadbent;
• have individual Scoring Lessons with Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will have a private lesson with two of them;
• attend the daily ‘Scoring to Game Design’ workshop with Diego Ricchiuti;
• attend daily lectures on Spotting and Scoring, Compositional Devices, Applied Composition to DAW Scoring, Music under Dialogue and Narration by our international faculty members;
• be part of the Program’s Alumni and join one of the largest international network of film composers, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaborations, and screenings.

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

All classes are taught in English. The tuition for the Screen Music Program is 1,699 Euros. APPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from July, 22 (check-in) to July, 31 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, 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, indoor and outdoor swimming 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.

Fill in the application form and submit the required materials by the following deadlines.
April 26, 2019 – Application deadline;
April 29, 2019 – Notification of acceptance;
May 15, 2019 – Payment in full of tuition/accommodation;
May 31, 2019 – Excerpt submission.

Screen Music Program, Euros 1,699 – Apply now!
Fill in the application form with the following materials before April 26:
• a resume;
• a link to one of your audio files, of any length and genre, representing your style. Live recordings, Virtual instruments, or a combination of the two are all eligible;
• (optional) the score of the submitted track.

Applicants will be selected according to the quality of the submitted works. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to send an excerpt of your track to be showcased during the Evening Composition Showcase events. The excerpt to be showcased…
• …is due before May 31;
• …cannot exceed 6 minutes in length;
• …enters the prize for Best Composer.

 PUCCINI International Opera Composition Course Summer Seminar 2019
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Lucca, Italy, July 15 th to 27 th 2019

Come and study how to write opera in Lucca, the city of Giacomo Puccini

The Puccini International Opera Composition Course is addressed to composers (both with or without an academic degree) willing to investigate thoroughly all compositional techniques in use in Opera writing today, focusing both on the Italian tradition and on the genre’s contemporary international developments.

The course’s aim is to hand down the great opera tradition, having as a target the creation of new operas, bridging the past and the future in a new and enthralling vision.

Participants will get to a deeper understanding of the various aspects of composing for Opera theatre.
- At the end of the course, each participant must submit a complete pre-project for a new chamber opera, writing a section or a full score for voice and piano (at least 25 minutes)
- The best projects will be selected to be performed as mise-en-scene at the ‘Puccini Chamber Opera Festival 2020’ in collaboration with Teatro del Giglio of Lucca
- All scores produced will be published and recorded video/audio by EMA Vinci

Applicants must submit the following materials for selection: - CV
- Project scheme of a chamber opera for max 1 voice and piano (reduction)
- Full score and audio file of an orchestral or chamber composition*
- Full score or voice/piano score and audio file of a vocal composition*
*midi files can be accepted
All materials must be e-mailed to
Submission deadline: April, 30th 2019
Eligible composers will be contacted by: May, 15th 2019. Committee selection: Francesco Cipriano (President of Cluster), Girolamo Deraco, Antonio Agostini.
Knowledge of English or Italian language is required
A minimum of 4 eligible composers is required for the course to start

- 12 days of classes
- group and individual classes - lectures by Guest Artists

Main subjects
• - Opera composition: Girolamo Deraco
• - Opera: James Ogburn
• - Traditional operatic and contemporary singing: Maria Elena Romanazzi
• - Graphic scores for opera: Luigi Esposito
• - Analysis: Antonio Agostini, Stefano Teani
• - The theatre as a music box: Aldo Tarabella

Opera composition: Girolamo Deraco Individual classes
- Elements of instrumental composition - Elements of vocal composition
- Elements of orchestration
- Elements of playwriting for the opera

Group classes
- Composition of operatic elements - Musictheater (“opera” applied to instrumental writing, with or without voice)
- Musictheater, Chamber Opera, Opera elements of analysis. Musical perception

Lectures by Guest Artists
- ‘Traditional operatic and contemporary singing’ Maria Elena Romanazzi (Soprano)
- ‘Eddie’s Stone Song: Odyssey of the First Pasaquoyan’ write an Opera in loco, visiting composer James Ogburn (Composer, Professor of Composition at the Columbus State University, Georgia, USA)
- ‘Graphic scores for opera’ Luigi Esposito (Composer, Visual artist, Sound designer, Performer/Pianist and Writer)
- Analysis of ‘Il Prigioniero – Luigi Dallapiccola’ Antonio Agostini (Composer, Guitarist)
- Analysis of ‘Areas’ Stefano Teani (Composer, Pianist)
- ‘The Theatre as a music box’ Aldo Tarabella (Opera Director, Composer, Artistic Director of the Teatro del Giglio of Lucca)
- ‘Dr. Streben – How to finalize an opera project’ Girolamo Deraco

VENUES (all venues are situated in the historical center of Lucca) The course will take place at:
• - Banca Del Monte di Lucca Foundation palace
• - ‘Giacomo Puccini’ Foundation
• - Teatro del Giglio

July 15 th to 27th 2019

Participants: € 1300 Auditors: € 250

Travel, accommodation and food are not included in costs.

‘Giacomo Puccini’ Foundation donates a scholarship to a composer to study opera in Lucca. The scholarship will be assigned after a selection by the committee of the course.

The course will include a free entrance at the Puccini Museum - Casa natale, Lucca (the house where Giacomo Puccini was born)

Lucca is an important music cultural and tourist destination. Very important composers were born in the city, such as: Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Boccherini, Alfredo Catalani and many others.
Lucca is easily accessible by train from international airports in Rome and Milan, or can be reached from regional airports in Pisa, Florence, with trains and busses connections.

Lucca is also close to many touristic places such as: Pisa (30 minutes), Florence (1.5 hours), Cinque Terre (2 hours), Siena (2.5 hours), Rome (3 hours), and Viareggio (30 minutes - the ‘beach’ of Lucca).

For further information (travel & lodging, classes and program details, food discounts...) Cristina Rosamilia: - +39 349 52 34 531

 Composing and Arranging for School Bands
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The workshop, “Composing and Arranging for School Bands,” is being offered this summer, July 22-26, 2019, by The University of the Arts (Philadelphia). The course is designed for composers and arrangers interested in strengthening/improving their writing while broadening their audience to any level of school band. Topics include writing inside the school band “grading system,” getting published, marketing your music to the school band community, and more. During the week, participants will have the opportunity to create, refine and present their music for helpful feedback. To learn more, check out the video course description at the following link:

To register, visit: Questions? Email

 She Lives Masterclass
Deadline: 12 June 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: We are very pleased to announce the 2019 She Lives Master Class in Composition!

Our Master Class in Composition became a most significant course for emerging composers in the international panorama and had the pleasure to have partecipants from the four corners of the world: Germany, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, China, US, UK, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Russia.

During the years of our activity we were able to put our students in contact with the most prestigious institutions in the world and supporting them in the development of their career as professional composers. Some of our Alumni have established themselves as very promising figures in the compositional panorama winning prestigious competitions and having their piece performed by reknown ensembles and orchestras.

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, Warner Classics and great artists such as Peter Eötvös and Lasse Thoresen.

General Info
Period: 6-10 August 2019
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: piano, clarinet and string quartet (members of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 10 August – House of Music. Budapest

Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia


Sidney Corbett / Alessio Elia
– On writing for ensemble, with analytic examples from Ligeti, Lachenmann, Corbett, Romitelli, Scelsi, Elia, Grisey.

Alessio Elia
– Polysystemism, a simultaneous employment of different tuning systems. A compositional approach to microtonality related to the physical dimension of sound.
(Seminar based on lectures held at Cité de la Musique, The Hungarian Academy of Arts and Chigiana Academy)

Sidney Corbett
– Morphology and formal prototypes. Writing techniques.

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 (10 August – h. 19:30, House of Music).
Composers who wish to apply as active partecipants are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):

Piano, clarinet 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 12 June 2019, to the following e-mail address:

The best pieces will be address to major musical instutions for possible concerts and have the possibility to be published by Edition Impronta Mannheim.

To apply send via e-mail ( the following documents:

Active partecipant

Deadline: 12 June 2019

Curriculum Vitae
receipt of payment of preselection process 100 € (non refundable)
the 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). 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 remaining registration fee in accordance with the result of the application process (if selected as active partecipant it should be corresponded the remaining 460 €; if selected as passive partecipant it should be corresponded the remaining 200 €).


Active Participant connected with Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition

Deadline: 15 May 2019

This year She Lives has the pleasure to have established a connection with Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition.

Applicants who will apply within 15 May 2019 has the right to apply to Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition without paying the competition fee for the first work sent (visit also the Impronta Ensemble website).

The list of instrument for the Impronta Ensemble Competition is the same of the She Lives Master Class (clarinet, piano and string quartet) and the maximum duration of the piece is extended to a maximum of 10 minutes (there is no minimum duration).

Prizes include monetary prizes, publication of the works by Impronta Edition, performances and scholarships for the She Lives Master Class 2019.


I: 1.000 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

II: 500 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

Special Prizes

2 Scholarships of 200 EUR each to take part to this SHE LIVES Master Class 2019 in Composition in Budapest as active student
Antonio Perilli Prize: 200 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Edition Prize: Publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Applicant who decide to apply to the Master Class with this formula must clearly declare it in the email. In this case the piece written for the Master Class will be addressed anonymously by our organization to the Jury Board of the Impronta Competition.

The Competition gives to the applicant the possibility to send a maximum of 5 works. Applicant to the She Lives Master Class will not pay the Impronta Ensemble Competition fee for the first piece sent. Additional pieces (up to a maximum of 5 including the piece sent for the Master Class) can be sent by corresponding a fee of 25 € each. The amount for the additional pieces must be sent to She Lives bank account (see it at the bottom of the page).

The works sent may have already been performed but not previously published.

In order to apply with this formula, send to She Lives e-mail address (

1) Score(s) in PDF format. Submitted pieces must be anonymous, only the title of the piece should appear on the score. Handwritten scores will be also accepted, but they should be perfectly readable.

2) Short biography of the composer

3) Commentary of the submitted works (NOT compulsory)

4) MP3 of performance recording, if any (NOT compulsory)

5) Receipt or screenshot of entry fee payment for additional pieces (if any)

6) Registration form filled in and signed (download it here)

7) Receipt of payment of preselection process for the She Lives Master Class, 100 € (non refundable)

Winning composers must provide the parts within 1 July 2019.

The winning works will be announced latest by 31st May 2019. The decision of the jury is final. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms as well as in private emails.

The preselection process for the She Lives Master Class will be announce after the announcement of the winners of the Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition and no later then 31 May 2019.

Apply directly as Passive partecipant

Deadline: 12 June 2019

a copy of identity card or passport
receipt of payment of the registration fee (300 €)


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

12 June 2019 (active partecipant)

15 May 2019 (active partecipant via Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition)

12 June 2019 (passive partecipant)


Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: 2019 Dates:
​June 21 - 28

• 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



Application fee $70 (not required for alumni)

Please note this year we are not accepting students for dual concentration.

What Makes This 8-Day Intensive Workshop So Valuable?
Watch our 7-minute film of interviews with faculty and students


 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

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.


 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.

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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 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?