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 Composer Librettist Development Program
Summary:Music Theatre Programme
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: American Lyric Theater (ALT) is pleased to announce that applications for the next cycle of the company’s nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program will be accepted from February 15 to March 31, 2017. There is no fee to apply for the program.

ALT will celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the CLDP – the only full-time professional initiative in the country to mentor emerging opera composers and librettists – during the 2017-18 season. In tandem with this milestone, we are thrilled to announce two significant enhancements to the program: the introduction of stipends for artists accepted into the program; and the creation of the first comprehensive apprenticeship for an opera dramaturg in the United States.

Launched in 2007, ALT’s Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP) is the most intensive mentorship initiative for emerging opera composers and librettists in the country, with a highly credentialed faculty and proven track record for developing the skills of gifted artists, incubating successful operas, and fostering lasting collaborations. Prominent alumni of the CLDP include composers Christopher Cerrone, Kamala Sankaram, and Jeremy Howard Beck; and librettists Royce Vavrek, Stephanie Fleischmann and Deborah Brevoort. Audiences around the country are enjoying operas developed through the CLDP and by CLDP alumni at a wide variety of venues, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Saratoga, Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, Fargo Moorhead Opera, The PROTOTYPE Festival, and many more.

At the center of the CLDP is ALT’s core-curriculum, which consists of classroom training and hands-on workshops with some of the country’s leading working artists. For the 2017-18 season, principal faculty mentors will include composer/librettist Mark Adamo; librettist Mark Campbell; stage director Lawrence Edelson; dramaturg Cori Ellison; and composer Jake Heggie, who joins ALT for the first time this season. In addition, several internationally recognized composers and librettists are invited each season to be guest artists within the classes and workshops of the core-curriculum.

Artists who are accepted into the CLDP will participate in the core-curriculum from September 2017 through early May 2018. All artists accepted into the program this season will be required to live in the metro-New York City area, or be willing and able to commute to New York City for all CLDP activities. Following first-year participation in the program, select artists are invited back to continue as Resident Artists at ALT for at least two more years, during which they are commissioned to write new operas while continuing to receive intensive personalized mentorship as their works are developed. While participation in the CLDP during the first year of the new cycle requires residency in the New York City area or the ability to commute to New York for classes and workshops, participation in subsequent years does not require full-time residency.

To help make it possible for artists to devote themselves to their activities in the CLDP, ALT will provide a modest living stipend for first-year Resident Artists this season. Each artist participating in the program will receive a stipend of $1,250 per month for 8 months between September 2017 and April 2018 (a total of $10,000 per artist). The goal of providing this stipend is to supplement artists’ income, while taking into account the intensity and work load of the program. Composers and librettists who are invited to return to the CLDP after the first year in the program to write a full-length opera are paid commission fees, in lieu of the stipend, payable in increments tied to specific deliverables throughout the developmental process. Please note that acceptance into the CLDP does not guarantee a future commission from ALT.

Applications to the CLDP are welcome from any emerging composer or librettist who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Artists may apply individually, or as members of a writing team; however, all artists who enter the program are required to collaborate with multiple writing partners. ALT defines an emerging opera composer or librettist as an artist who has acquired significant skills as a composer and/or playwright/librettist through academic study, practice and professional experience; who demonstrates a unique and important musical and/or theatrical perspective that could benefit from intensive mentorship as part of the CLDP; and who has not yet had a main stage work commissioned and/or performed by a professional opera company. Artists’ work in other genres often has been performed professionally, as ALT’s definition of emerging applies specifically to an artist’s development and career stage as a writer of opera. ALT embraces the work of gifted operatic writers from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds. There are no age minimums or maximums for participation. Three composers and three librettists will be accepted into the program this year.

This season, ALT is also establishing an Apprenticeship for an emerging Opera Dramaturg, integrated into the proven CLDP curriculum. While there are training programs for dramaturgy in theater, there are currently no dedicated opera dramaturgy programs in the United States. This new Apprenticeship will be open to a NYC-based artist who will participate fully in the core-curriculum of the CLDP, be involved in workshops of new operas already in ALT’s development pipeline, and will receive private mentorship from internationally renowned dramaturg Cori Ellison and other members of the CLDP Faculty.

Candidates for the Dramaturg Apprenticeship are being sought from individuals who have a demonstrated interest in the development of contemporary opera. We are seeking a highly motivated, creative thinker who is interested in deepening his/her knowledge of opera from both a historical and practical perspective, while participating in a hands-on manner in the development and creation of new works. Candidates may include those with a stage directing background, graduates of theatrical dramaturgy programs, or others with diverse practical experience in the opera field. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad-based interest and knowledge of opera; sharp critical faculties; exceptional analytical skills and the ability to articulate their opinions in a clear and compelling manner; compassion and understanding of the sensitive nature of the creative process; and the ability to identify both with his/her fellow artists and the audience.

For more information about the Composer Librettist Development Program, including application requirements, please visit www.altnyc.org/composer-librettist-development-program/.

Web Site:www.altnyc.org/composer-librettist-development-program/

 National Youth Orchestra of Wales
Summary:www.nyaw.co.uk/e_nyow.html
Deadline: 10 March 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: As the first national youth orchestra in the world, the NYOW has 70 years experience in providing a first-class training experience for Wales’ young musicians and constantly delivers performances that are full of energy and passion. It is a flagship for youth music in Wales.

The NYOW presents concerts in prestigious venues across the UK and abroad, including; St David's Hall (Cardiff), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), NCH (Dublin), The Sage Gateshead, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin), Beethovensaal (Stuttgart), the Salle Erasmus (Strasbourg) and on the Italian island of Ischia. It is frequently invited to perform at prestigious international music festivals including the Three Choirs Festival, Fishguard International Festival and the North Wales International Music Festival.

Applications for Young Composers 2017 are now open!

Following four very successful years, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales will once again run a composers programme as part of this summer’s NYOW residency. Successful applicants will receive tuition in compositional techniques, instrumental writing and analysis of existing repertoire, all delivered by Mark Bowden (former Composer in Residence with BBC NOW).

In addition, composers will have the opportunity to write new music for groups of musicians drawn from within the ranks of the NYOW itself. You will be able to work with some of Wales’ foremost young musicians to develop and rehearse your music before presenting it in three stand-alone performances.

Are you a budding composer aged 13-21? Apply now for a first class experience!

Web Site:www.nyaw.co.uk/e_nyow.html

 CCRMA SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017
Summary:Multiple Workshops
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: 6/19 - 6/23 Mobile Synth I - Mobile App Development for Sound Synthesis and Processing in Faust: Romain Michon
6/19 - 6/23 Virtual Analog Models of Audio Circuitry: François Germain, Kurt Werner
6/26 - 6/30 Mobile Synth II - 3D Printing and Musical Interface Design for Smartphone Augmentation: Romain Michon and John Granzow
6/26 - 6/30 Programming Max/MSP: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts: Matthew Wright, Christopher Jette
7/3 - 7/7 Algorithmic Composition with Max/MSP and Open Music: Andrew Watts, Davor Vincze
7/10 - 7/14 Electronic Arts Ensemble: Constantin Basica, Alex Chechile
7/17 - 7/21 TO BE SCHEDULED
7/24 - 7/28 Music Information Retrieval: Steve Tjoa and Jeff Scott, Gracenote
7/31 - 8/4 Deep Learning for Music Information Retrieval: Irán Román
8/7 - 8/11 Formalized Score Control: Using Python and Abjad in Music Composition: Jeff Treviño, Trevor Bača and Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer
8/13 - 8/17 SuperCollider: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Bruno Ruviaro
8/21 - 8/25 Designing Musical Games: Gaming Musical Design: Rob Hamilton and Chris Platz
TO BE SCHEDULED: Perceptual Audio Coding: Marina Bosi, Richard Goldberg


GENERAL INFORMATION
The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics offers intensive programs where top educators and researchers from the fields of music, engineering, and computer science will present a detailed study of specialized subjects. Each workshop is one week long. The workshops are open to the public. Most workshops are 9-5pm with an hour for lunch on your own, but check each workshop page for specific schedule information.

IMPORTANT NOTE
All workshops are subject to change or cancellation based on low enrollment. Any workshop with low enrollment will be cancelled at least 3 weeks before start date of workshop.

TUITION AND FEES
Most workshops are $450 for the week, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee, however, tuition can vary from workshop to workshop, and in many cases includes materials fees. Several workshops are now offering scholarships - please check the individual workshop pages for details.

ACADEMIC CREDIT
No academic credit is offered for participation in the workshops.

HOUSING
Housing costs are not included in the course fee. For housing options, please check SUPost.com and craigslist.

DIRECTIONS
Directions to the CCRMA Workshop held at the Knoll, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA can be found here: ccrma.stanford.edu/about/directions

PARKING
Parking costs are not included in the course fee. Parking information can be found at the Stanford Parking and Transportation website: https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking

CONTACT
Nette Worthey
CCRMA Administrator
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-8180
650-723-4971 x320
networth@ccrma.stanford.edu

REGISTRATION
All workshops held at CCRMA require a $50 non-refundable registration fee.
Web Site:ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.


We strive to cultivate a space that encourages collaborative and individual creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. With our Residency Program, artists from wide range of disciplines will be able to come together, ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.


We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.


Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.



At the Mill we have a full metal and wood-working shop, and spaces for building, cooking, filming, photographing, performance, and large-scale drawing, sculpture and painting. Our spaces are flexible and you are invited to create your own. Currently, the second floor of the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. However, the shop is still available for everyone to use. In addition to the Mill we also have our barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the house.



One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.


You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

The duration of your stay can vary from one week to three months. The fee per 2016/2017, covering accommodation and access to the facilities, starts at $175 per week.

We are accepting applications continuously and will review them on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions regarding our residency program, please send us an email.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to

Arts Letters & Numbers!
Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/programs/residency-1/

 European American Musical Alliance
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: The European American Musical Alliance’s Institute delivers our core philosophy by means of intense musical instruction. Our approach and philosophy is method-centric – transcending culture, aesthetic and time. Through a unique approach to contrapuntal principles, we observe the inherent function of sound across musical works and performances, formalize those functions and offer a method of analysis that becomes the bedrock for musical decision-making.

Our Institute offers summer music programs in Composition, Conducting and Chamber Music at the historic Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. These programs offer intensive study of the crafts of counterpoint, harmony, analysis, and musicianship as well as personalized training in composition, conducting and chamber music performance taught by professors from The Juilliard School, the San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes College the New School for Music, Westminster Choir College, the Paris Conservatory, the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and La Schola Cantorum.

Classes are held at La Schola Cantorum in Paris, founded in 1895 by the French composers Vincent d’Indy, Charles Bordes and Alexandre Guilmant to counteract the stifling atmosphere of the Paris Conservatory.

Important musical figures from all over the world have studied and taught at La Schola Cantorum, including: Eric Satie, Darius Milhaud, Edgar Varèse, David Diamond, Bohuslav Martinu, and Isaac Albeniz. Organists such as Louis Vierne, Olivier Messiaen, Maurice Duruflé, and Jean Langlais also passed through its hallowed halls.

La Schola Cantorum itself is an historic 17th Century ‘Hôtel Particulier’, originally constructed as a Benedictine Convent, conveniently situated in Paris’ Latin Quarter, the artistic heart of Paris. The Schola Cantorum boasts a fully operational original 1902 Cavaillé-Coll organ, Steinway concert grand, and its own private gardens.

COMPOSITION

For composers, our Institute offers the opportunity to discover your inner ear by means of a unique contrapuntal approach applied to every parameter of music. An intensive month-long study of counterpoint, musicianship, harmony, and analysis is lead by our faculty of master teachers whose own evolving method informs the way they impart their musical insight.

At the conclusion of your month-long study, you will be equipped with a bedrock of musical method certain to make you grow as a musician and inform your every interaction with music throughout your career.

Web Site:www.europeanamericanmusicalalliance.org/institute/for-composers/

 DELIAN ACADEMY FOR NEW MUSIC
Summary:New Music Academy
Deadline: 05 March 2017
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: International Academy for Composers & Sound Artists
June 12 - 19, 2017

WHO WE ARE
The Delian Academy for New Music is an international summer academy for composers and sound artists located on the island of Mykonos, Greece.

Curated under the auspices of Georges Aperghis and Grypario Cultural Center, the Academy derives its name from the nearby island of Delos, the birthplace of god Apollo, and an UNESCO world heritage site.

Unlike top-down organization programs, our Academy is a participant-driven meeting where attendees co-decide and create the agenda for a series of symposia, workshops, and concerts with the guidance of faculty and staff.

The 2017 edition will take place from June 12 to June 19 in Grypario Cultural Center of Mykonos. Participating composers will have the chance to take part in masterclasses, presentations, workshops and have their music performed by our ensemble in residence. The main language of the Academy will be English. Additional languages may be used in private masterclasses.
Web Site:www.delianacademy.com

 MATA JR. CALL FOR SCORES
Summary:Mentorship programme
Deadline: 03 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2017

MATA seeks submissions from composers who have not yet graduated high school at the time of submission. Please submit your name and scores and recordings of your two best works (MIDI is acceptable) to MATAJrFestival2017@gmail.com and fill out the form below by 11:59 Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 3, 2017. There is no entrance fee.

We accept all music: sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, fully notated, improvised, and everything in between. A distinguished panel of MATA’s directors, composers, and performers will select six composers to participate in MATA Jr. 2017.

Each selected composer will be paired with an emerging-composer mentor and asked to write a new work — which must be completed during the summer of 2017 — for Face the Music, the renowned teen new-music ensemble based at the Kaufman Music Center. Works will be rehearsed and performed in concert in New York City in November 2017. Composers must plan to attend the performance; MATA cannot provide for transportation costs.

Composers who have applied previously but were not accepted are welcome to apply again. Composers whose works have been performed previously must wait one year before applying again.

Please Note: The application is in two parts: (a) the online application form, which can be found below or accessed here and (b) an email containing your scores and audio, sent to MATAJrFestival2017@gmail.com.

Scores: All scores must be in PDF format. We cannot open Finale, Sibelius or other notation files. Please name your file with your last name and the title of the work. (Example: Mozart_EineKleineNachtmusik.pdf). If scores are not pertinent to your work, please provide a pdf explaining how the sound is created / produced.

Audio: mp3 format. We strongly encourage you to submit an audio realization of your work. Please name your file with your last name and the title of the work. (Example: Mozart_EineKleineNachtmusik.mp3)

If you have any questions about the submission process, please do not hesitate to email us at info@matafestival.org. While we strongly encourage digital submission, we can accept postal submission: please email us.

Results will be announced by May 2017, with scores and parts due in early summer 2017.

This is not the call for submissions for the 2018 MATA Festival, which can be found here.
Web Site:matafestival.org/mata-jr-call-for-scores/

 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Summary:Composers' Workshop
Deadline: 01 March 2017
Date Posted: 01 February 2017
Details: The Cabrillo Conductors/Composers Workshop brings together leading faculty, the award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and early career conductors and composers for a professional training program which focuses on the creation and performance of new music. The five-day program is held in downtown Santa Cruz, California, and involves 3 selected composers, 6 fellows, 6 entrants, and 8 auditing conductors.

Now in its seventeenth season, the Festival’s Music Director Cristian Măcelaru and Maestro Thomas Sleeper serve as faculty for the Conductors Workshop sessions, and composer Michael Gandolfi joins them as faculty for the Composers Workshop. All student conductors and composers participate for the full five days of the program, which takes place in the context of the Cabrillo Orchestra’s rehearsal and performance schedule.

Selected composers will have their work performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra directed by participating conductors. Three dedicated rehearsals will take place, culminating with an “In the Works” concert where each piece will receive two performances. Composers will receive recordings from the final concert. Composition faculty will offer guidance and seminars throughout, other Festival composers-in-residence will participate, and direct feedback will be offered from the players and conductors.

2017 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP – NOW ACCEPTING SCORE SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE MARCH 1!

If you are a COMPOSER 30-years-old or younger, you are invited to submit an orchestral score for consideration for the 2017 Cabrillo Composers Workshop, July 29 thru August 2.

Composers are invited to submit ONE score only, recording (MIDI versions are acceptable), and a resume to be submitted no later than March 1, 2017. Materials must be submitted via Slideroom, as specified below. After reviewing the details outlined below, if you have any questions or wish to discuss the program in greater detail, please feel free to contact Lyndsey Loosley, Director of Artistic Operations of the Cabrillo Festival at 831.426.6966 or via the contact form below.

2017 CABRILLO CONDUCTORS/COMPOSERS TRAINING WORKSHOPS
July 29 through August 2, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California
Presented by Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

FACULTY:
Composer Michael Gandolfi, and Conductors Cristian Măcelaru and Thomas Sleeper;
with additional participation by Festival composers-in-residence (to be announced).

PARTICIPANTS:
The workshop is divided into three tiers:

Fellows (6): Podium time: 90+ minutes and participation in the In the Works performance. Tuition is covered by the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Scholarships.

Entrants (6): Podium time: 10 minutes with string quintet/piano and 10 minutes with chamber orchestra.

Auditors (8): A brief podium session will be granted with chamber orchestra.

COMPOSERS WORKSHOP REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES:
2 rehearsals
1 concert: features 2 performances of each work of 5-7 minutes by three participating composers, August 1. Performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and conducted by participating conductors. Each composer will receive recordings of their work from the final performance.

2017 INSTRUMENTATION FOR COMPOSERS WORKSHOP:
5 violin I – 4 violin II – 3 violas – 3 cellos – 2 basses (strings are listed as players not stands)
2 flutes (2nd dbl pic) – 2 oboes (2nd dbl eng horn)
2 clarinet (1 dbl e-flat & 2nd dbl bass) – 2 bassoons (2nd dbl contra)
2 horns – 2 trumpets – 2 trombones ( 1 tenor, 1 bass) – 1 tuba
1 timpani – up to 4 percussion – harp – piano

HOUSING: Information on suggested hotel accommodations will be relayed to selected composers.

FELLOWSHIPS: a $1,250 fellowship is available to each composer to help offset out-of-pocket expenses, including housing.

COMPOSERS are requested to submit the following to be submitted no later than MARCH 1, 2017:

• Include a short curriculum vitae
• Include ONE score for consideration along with a recording, OR a score representative of your work (w/ recording) if you intend to compose a new piece for the program. (Selected composers will be required to submit final scores and parts to arrive no later than June 15, 2017.) You will be asked to indicate if you intend to write a new work, plan to revise the submitted work or are submitting the work as is. Any work submitted for consideration that is longer than 7 minutes will need to be revised. Selected works for the “In the Works” program must be between 5-7 minutes long.

Digital submissions to: www.cabrillofestival.slideroom.com. A $6 Slideroom fee will be charged to all applicants applying for the 2017 Composer Workshop. Please click the Slideroom link above to submit all materials. Notification will take place by March 31, 2017.
Web Site:cabrillomusic.org/about-us/educational-programs/conductors-composers-workshop/

 Coma Summer School
Summary:Summer School Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: Through music...

With wind, string, orchestral, vocal ensembles and workshops in composition, contemporary piano, music theatre and on-location sound recording projects. Plus a programme of concerts and première performances in Stromness, Kirkwall, St Magnus Cathedral and the Orkney landscape.

... and exploration

In Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the 900th Anniversary of the Death of St Magnus. With guided tours and time to travel by land and sea through Orkney’s archipelago of wild landscapes, nature reserves and world heritage archaeological and historical sites.

Music making
The Summer School offers instrumental and vocal ensembles together with a range of workshops, talks and walks, concerts and opportunities to experience, respond to and interact with the landscapes of Orkney, including:
• Interpreting and performing four Summer School commissions, Open Score works by composers Samantha Fernando, Drew Hammond, Vasiliki Legako and Bill Sweeney for contemporary music ensembles
• Joining with local musicians – in a Choral Ensemble directed by James Weeks and a Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Conway – to rehearse and perform works inspired by Orkney and the Scottish islands
• For the string orchestra, focussing on game-changers – composers who have contributed to the transformation of western music and the string repertoire , from CPE Bach and Beethoven to Webern and Arvo Pärt
• Also the chance to premiere Bee Haven, a new work written by James Weeks specially for the Summer School strings
• Chris Watson (www.chriswatson.net) introducing his work and location-based artistic practice in Acoustic Landscapes, with recorded examples, including works related to Orkney
• Exploring the sounds of the unique no man’s land between the tides of Orkney’s island shores in Turn of the Tide
• Using hydrophones Below Sea Level, revealing something of the songs and signals which occur under the surface of the largest and most sound rich environment on the planet
• Developing ideas artistically and technically through critical analysis of field recordings in post-production sessions
• Imagining the world of Stone Age Sounds and interpreting these within the Orkney landscape itself with James Weeks and Chris Watson
• Using the practice of Deep Listening in midweek walks with ornithologist Laurence Rose to respond creatively to the Orkney landscape in words, images and music
• Joining Lore Lixenberg’s Refugee Chorus in a choral and film driven project based on Brecht poems set by the Danish composers Niels Ronsholdt, works interspersed with Arabic, Sephardic and Croation songs – and plans for public performance on an island ferry crossing
• Making and interpreting graphic scores from maps and charts of Orkney and its surrounding seas in Mapping Voices
• Spells and Charms offering vocal works derived from Orcadian and other languages and with works by Peter Maxwell Davies
• One to one tutorials and composition options with Alasdair Nicolson, inviting string trios based on Orkney’s Ancient sites, flexibly (Open) scored works on the theme of Pilgrimage and its relationship to the martyrdom of St Magnus, and a composer’s ensemble creating a new work based on the Hymn to St Magnus
• Mindfulness and music-making as a means of addressing issues relating to creativity, nervousness, physical embodiment, music – function and place
• Piano Masterclasses with Rolf Hind and the opportunity to compose piano works that reflect Orkney’s natural world
• Attending concerts in Stromness, Orkney Theatre and St Magnus Cathedral, including programmes by Summer School resident string trio Sara Woltstenholme, Ruth Gibson and Robin Michael and pianist Rolf Hind
• Taking part of the final concert in St Magnus Cathedral with contributions by all Summer School participants

Accomodation

There are a range of options available.
• Papdale Halls of Residence is only a short walk past the playing fields to where we hold most of our music activities. This lovely modern building which has lifts to all floors, communal spaces and a library. Towels and bedding are provided in single and twin en suite rooms, all with walk-in showers. Several booking options are on offer, ranging from room only to half board. However, this option is now fully booked. A few places may become available and we will keep a reserve list. If you are interested in this option, please email info@coma.org before sending your booking form.
• We have reserved 3 twin rooms in Peedie Hostel from Friday night, which are £17.50 per person per night.
• Otherwise there are plenty of local hotels, hostels and bed & breakfasts at a range of prices, which you can organise yourselves. There is a campsite in Kirkwall and another cost effective option would be for a group of people to hire a holiday cottage outside Kirkwall and also hire a car, which gives you additional opportunities to explore the islands. See the Visit Orkney web site for details.
We recommend getting to Orkney on the Friday if at all possible, or as early as possible on the Saturday.

Cost
Course fee – £560 Accommodation in Papdale Halls – Single occupancy £328, sharing in twin room £288. Meals are extra with details provided on the application form. A Friday arrival option is available.

Booking
Bookings are now open using the ‘advance’ application form below. Completing this will give you priority when it comes to choosing your options, a distinct advantage given the unprecedented interest shown in this course. The deposit is returnable at this stage and will only become binding once details of all the options have been published in full and you have had a chance to make your choices. If you have any questions, please contact info@coma.org.
Web Site:www.coma.org/whats-on/events/summer-school-2017/

 ST MAGNUS COMPOSERS’ COURSE
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 06 March 2017
Date Posted: 12 January 2017
Details: SMCC is an intense experience for composers in the magical and inspiring surroundings of the Orkney Islands and is directed by composers Alasdair Nicolson and Sally Beamish. The course includes opportunities to hear, meet and work with professional musicians performing at St Magnus International Festival and, in addition to writing a substantial work for The Assembly Project, students will also benefit from sessions with visiting performers including Rafal Luc accordion, and the BBC SINGERS. This year will also see workshops with Hear My Music looking at mixed media and ability performance. The SMCC also offers students the opportunity to participate in a seminar with the Festival Artistic Director, visiting artists and orchestral managers. Individual tuition gives each composer the chance to present scores to both Course Directors, allowing for critical comment and feedback on a one-to-one basis as well as regular play-through sessions with the ensemble.

Running concurrently with Orkney Conductors’ Course, the course provides a unique opportunity for the student composers to collaborate with eight emerging professional conductors. Students are also offered complimentary tickets to many Festival performances.

New works will be developed and rehearsed with the Assembly Project and performed at the St Magnus International Festival Composers’ Concert. Each composer’s work will be conducted in performance by an Orkney Conductors’ Course participant and a recording of the resulting Festival Concert will be available to students on completion of the course.

HOW TO APPLY
There are no age restrictions for either course. Eight students will be accepted on to each course, for which applications mustbesubmittedbyMonday6thMarch.Successful applicants will be notified of the result in the week beginning 3rd April, and those unsuccessful in the following week.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM
Composers:
www.stmagnusfestival.com/composers/apply.htm

OR ON REQUEST
St Magnus International Festival,
60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1DN

Telephone: +44 (0)1856 871445
Email: info@stmagnusfestival.com

ALONG WITH THE COMPLETED FORM, APPLICATIONS MUST ALSO INCLUDE:

Composers - Two contrasting scores
An audio recording of one
of the scores submitted

COURSE FEES £690
Web Site:www.stmagnusfestival.com/composers/apply.htm

 ​CHORAL CHAMELEON SUMMER INSTITUTE
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: ​For Composers and Conductors of Choral Music

2017 Dates
JUNE 23 - 30

​Tuition: $950 +$70 non-refundable application fee

Applications Will be Processed From December 1st 2016 and places will be offered on a rolling basis

Summary
1 8-Day intensive workshop for emerging composers and conductors
2 Faculty of world-class composers and conductors with high teacher/pupil ratio
3 Work with highly-skilled and academically-fluent professional singers on repertoire & compositions
4 Masterclasses from experts in both practical and inspirational topics
5 Generous lab choir and podium time
6 Individualized attention from clinicians, singers & peers
7 Public concert of premieres and podium time for composers and conductors
8 Open to applicants from a diverse range of music backgrounds and study/career stages

Video & audio recordings from workshop sessions & performance

Web Site:www.choralchameleon.com/institute.html

 2017 Summer Composition Intensive at Saint Mary's College
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 15 March 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: Monday July 10-Saturday July 22, 2017

Twelve days of shared experiences with other advanced undergraduates, graduate students,
early career instructors, and mature composers, all interested in enhancing their
compositional palettes in a focused, productive environment.

• A faculty of 2 resident composers, 2 guest composers, and a guest instrumentalist
• 5 presentations, each linked to a related workshop and master class
• 4 additional mini-presentations by the two resident composers
• 4 private composition lessons, one with each of the composition faculty
• Option of additional lessons with resident composers
• Evening presentations in which participants share their compositions with the gorup
• An intense and supportive work environment (music lab, seminar room, individual practice rooms)
• Daily group lunches with participants and guests; 3 low key evening social events off campus
• Enrollment limited to 18 participants

The application period begins Feb. 1, 2017 and ends Mar. 15, 2017. The application consists of:
• Online application form
• 2 recent scores and audio files
• Email contact info for two recommenders
Web Site:www.zaemunn.com/2017-summer-compostion-intensive-16.html

 Zodiac Music Academy & Festival
Summary:Composers' Academy
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: Working with living composers, commissioning new works and performing contemporary music is an integral part of a successful musical career. The Zodiac Music Academy & Festival selects five young composers each year to participate in its composition program. This composition course will not only provide private instruction, composition seminars and performance opportunities, but more importantly allow both composers and instrumentalists to collaborate on their own terms, explore, and influence the direction of music together.

The Zodiac Music Academy & Festival composition course is lead by award-winning composer Andrew List – a long-time collaborator of the Zodiac Trio.

Each composer will be paired with an assigned chamber ensemble from the festival roster and commissioned to write an eight-minute work, which will be premiered at one of the festival’s public concerts. Ample rehearsal time will be given for each composer’s work. It is our goal that these composer/performer collaborations will create lasting friendships that will continue beyond the festival.

All participants will meet for a daily composition seminar, where a variety of pertinent topics important to composers and seminal musical works will be discussed. In addition, each composer will receive three one-hour private lessons with Mr. List and have daily access to a working studio and piano.

Additionally, all composition students are welcome to participate in all the seminars and clinics offered by the Festival during the session, and are invited to join chamber ensembles (instrumental proficiency permitting), to allow for a larger scope of musical experience.

Chamber Music Ensemble Collaboration


Each composer will collaborate with a chamber music ensemble (or students musician), as they work together to prepare the commissioned work for a performance.

Daily Composition Seminars

Composition students will meet with Mr. List every morning as a group to discuss a myriad of topics and review works in progress as a group

Three One-Hour Lessons

Each student will receive private instruction in the form of three one-hour lessons

Performance of Commissioned Work

Participating composers will be commissioned to write an 8-minute work, which will be performed at the end of the Festival.

Composer/Performance Seminars with the Zodiac Trio and Attending Faculty

Throughout its career, the Zodiac Trio has commissioned over a dozen works, working with composers such as Andrew List and Richard Danielpour, have instigated numerous call for score projects, and have had over 100 works written for them in all. As part of the educational aspect of the Zodiac Trio’s career, the ensemble often works with student composers at various Universities across the United States, presenting clinics and seminars on the Performer-Composer relationship. In this seminar, the Zodiac Trio will discuss these collaborations in detail with the participating composers, in an informal and personal setting.

Additionally, the composer seminar will be visited regularly by attending faculty to discuss their instruments and their experiences working with composers.

Web Site:www.zodiacfestival.com/program

 Electroacoustic Composition Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 November 2016
Details: June 18-July 1, 2017 | Ages 14–20

The two-week Electroacoustic Composition Workshop (ECWS), under the direction of Justin Casinghino, will serve as a platform for students to dive into the world of fixed media and interactive electronic music.

This introductory level course in electronic music will consist of interactive classes, private lessons, and scheduled personal work time with the electronic music studio equipment and will explore the philosophy, history, and compositional procedure behind various genres of electronic music. Students will also receive individual feedback from the director, their peers, and in guest artist master classes. As a final project, students will compose a multi-channel fixed media work, and the workshop will culminate in a concert-exhibition featuring a surround-sound presentation of these final projects. Course topics to include:

Audio and recording manipulation
Surround sound mixing
Experimentation with digital instruments
DAW platforms
Understanding the nature of sound
Creating and composing with computer manipulated sound
Recording and microphone techniques
Studio and live diffusion mixing techniques
Aesthetics in electronic music
Historically important works in the genre
2 hours of transferable Boston University course credit

Admitted students will be required to bring a personal laptop computer for working time and to complete assignments. Compositional techniques will be taught from a multi-platform bias, allowing students to continue work regardless of individual system types. Primary studio software includes Logic Pro and Max/MSP.
Web Site:www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/program/yacp/

 Rarescale Summer School
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: rarescale Summer School for composers and flute players
Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August 2017
Harlaxton Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire

For further information and to book, please contact us: rarescale@gmail.com

rarescale’s Summer School returns in 2017 in the beautiful venue of Harlaxton Manor, just outside Grantham in Lincolnshire.

Featuring courses for flute players (including the opportunity to specialise on alto or bass flute) and composers, this promises to be an inspiring week with new repertoire, collaborations and the opportunity to work towards individual goals in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Flute Course
Tutors: Carla Rees

This course is aimed at undergraduate level performers and above, and is suitable for students, young professionals and advanced amateur players. Minimum recommended standard ABRSM Grade 8.

-Learn the techniques of alto and bass flute playing, as well as piccolo and C flute
-Discussions on specific technical issues, including extended techniques
-Develop your performance skills
-Explore solo and ensemble repertoire for all members of the flute family
-Individual lessons, masterclasses and flute ensembles
-Opportunities for collaborations with composers and other flute players
-Introduction to playing music with electronics
-Opportunity to perform in an end of course concert

NEW FOR 2017: Flute Retreat
An opportunity for a maximum of two advanced students or early career flute players to prepare for a recorded recital during the course in a personally devised programme of study. Opportunities for composer collaborations and individual tuition. Download the Application Form

Composition Taught Course: Electroacoustic and/or acoustic composition
Tutor: Michael Oliva

Suitable for all standards, including those with no prior experience of EAM composition

Both courses are taught together, allowing composers the flexibility to choose their preferred pathway. To an extent, the course content will be tailor made to suit the needs of the participants, but areas which may be covered include:

-Group classes and individual tuition
-Compose a piece during the week and perform it in the final concert
-Potential to collaborate with flute players and other composers

Electroacoustic course:

-Learn the basics of Electroacoustic composition, or refine your skills
-Learn field recording techniques, software skills and develop your understanding of EAM compositional techniques
-Learn techniques of synthesis, sampling and real-time computer transformations in the context of creating new work
-Explore current approaches to working with computer sound and the performance of electroacoustic music
-Collecting and working with environmental sound
-Developing and writing your own interactive performance software with Max/MSP
-Composers should bring a laptop running a standard sequencer programme (e.g. Cubase, Logic or Performer), headphones and any other items required for their compositional activity.

Acoustic course:

-Develop your skills in composition, including aspects of structure, instrumentation, harmonic language etc
-Opportunity to develop specific knowledge of writing for solo flute and/or flute ensemble (including extended techniques) in collaboration with performers
-Opportunity to explore the basics of electroacoustic composition (optional)
-Composers should bring a laptop running Sibelius (preferred) or other music notation software, headphones and any other items required for their compositional activity.

Composition retreat
The Composition Retreat offers experienced composers the opportunity to work in the wonderful surroundings of Harlaxton Manor, with support from rarescale course tutors, while maintaining the freedom to work on independent compositional projects.

-Open to composers of all disciplines
-Come and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Harlaxton while working on -independent compositional projects
-Consultations available with rarescale members Carla Rees and Michael Oliva
Potential for collaborations with rarescale and participants of the flute course

BOOK NOW: http://amazon.clikpic.com/rarescaleonskye/clik_media/BOOKING_FORM_rarescale_Summer_School_2017.pdf

Read about the 2015 course here: http://weareoca.com/music/rarescale/

Concerts
The course will feature a public concert by rarescale, in addition to a concert by course participants on the final evening.

Dates, Accommodation and Fees
Dates: Monday 31st July to Saturday 5th August (Arrive by 11am on Monday and depart on Saturday after breakfast)

Accommodation is in study bedrooms in the student-style accommodation at Harlaxton Manor. Rooms are allocated on a best available basis and course participants may be asked to share. A surcharge of £75 is payable for anyone wishing to guarantee a single room. All bathroom facilities are shared, and accommodation fees also include all meals. Additional accommodation may be available for the Sunday before the course starts at an additional cost – please ask. If you prefer to stay in one of the local hotels, a non-residential rate is also available.



Web Site:weareoca.com/music/rarescale/
Email:rarescale@gmail.com

 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/introduction-to-the-composers-craft

 Composers’ Programme to the festival “Days of chamber music”
Summary:Composers' Programme
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Date Posted: 01 November 2016
Details: Gabrovo, Bulgaria
September 8 – 15, 2017 г.
(September 6 – 16 2017 for composers)

The Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra invites student composers in high-school and university (bachelor) level to participate with their compositions in the Composers’ Programme to the festival “Days of chamber music”, organized by the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra.

The Composers’ programme targets student-composers at high-school and university level seeking opportunities to rehearse and hear their music performed by professional musicians, as well as to participate in workshops and lectures in different practical and theoretical disciplines.

The composers will have a work included in the programme of the festival, which will be rehearsed and performed by the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra. The concert will be recorded and offered to the composers for non-commercial purposes. The work does not have to be written specifically for the festival.

During their work in the workshops the composers will write exercises in orchestration and arrangement, which will be rehearsed with the orchestra. They will participate in a conducting masterclass with the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra. Some participants will be recommended to the festival performers for future commissions and collaborations.

The composers will benefit from activities outside the studies and the festival, including museum visits, a mountain hike, etc.

Personnel of the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra: 9 violins, 3 violas, 2 violoncellos и 1 double bass

Lectures offered
Individual composition lessons
Group masterclasses in composition
Groups lectures in history and theory of music Group lessons in conducting
Individual and group career consultations

Teachers
Mag. Ivan Stoyanov (conducting), conductor of the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra
http://www.gko.gabrovo.bg/istoriya
Dr Alexandra Fol (composition and theoretical disciplines), guest-composers
https://alexandrafol.wordpress.com/

Price for 10 days: accommodation, breakfast, tuition, organized external activities (including entrance tickets, transport, tour guide)
Price for citizens of the European Union € 500 Euros for 10 days
Price for citizens of countries from outside of the European Union € 800 for 10 days

Teaching language for individual lessons
Bulgarian, German, English, French, Italian

Teaching language for group classes
English. Other languages dependent on particular circumstances.

Important dates
Deadline for applying, by e-mail only: June 15, 2017
gabrovo.composers.programme@gmail.com
Announcing the results: June 30, 2017
If you need to know your results earlier in order to apply for funding, etc., please, do write to us.
Deadline for fee payment: July 31, 2017
The accepted composers will receive the bank account information by e-mail.
Deadline for receiving the work and the parts: August 20, 2017 Day of arrival in Gabrovo: September 6, 2017
Possibility of pick-up from Sofia for an additional fee
Day of departure from Gabrovo: September 16, 2017

Applications
Composers wishing to apply must send the following documents
1) Short biography
2) 2-3 scores in PDF format
3) Recordings,ifsuchexist
4) Link to a personal website, if such exists

E-mail for application and contact
gabrovo.composers.programme@gmail.com

Phone numbers for contact
+1-514-264-7777 (Bulgarian, German, English, French, Italian) +359 889 619 345 (Bulgarian)

Internet links:

Gabrovo municipality
http://gabrovo.bg/en

Museum of humour and satire
http://www.humorhouse.bg/enindex.html

Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra
http://www.gko.gabrovo.bg/

Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Gabrovo-chamber-orchestra-Габровски-камерен-оркестър--126356347430505/?fref=ts

Central Bus Station
http://www.centralnaavtogara.bg

Busses from Sofia to Gabrovo departing from the Central Bus Station
http://avtogari.info/search.php?start=%D0%A1%D0%9E%D0%A4%D0%98%D0%AF&end=%D0%9 3%D0%90%D0%91%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%92%D0%9E
Email:gabrovo.composers.programme@gmail.com

 MUSLAB 2014. International Electroacoustic Music Exposition
Summary:Sound Art Workshops
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 June 2014
Details: Asociación Camin-Art and MUSLAB Ensemble invite composers of electroacoustic music, sound artists and visual artists to participate in the

Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica MUSLAB 2014
This exhibition will take place in October and November in Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Nayarit and Veracruz in 11 different locations.
The International Electroacoustic Music Exposition / MUSLAB 2014 is a project that we do in order to help to recover public spaces as a way to promote social interaction and citizenship using artistic interventions with electroacoustic music and video projection on buildings (Video Mapping).

This exhibition is accompanied by a workshop in new technologies applied to art, open to students and artists interested in working with sound and image. This workshop will be adapted to the needs of each community where the exhibition is presented.

The event will be broadcast by Radio UNAM Mexico, Radio UAM, UAM TV nationwide and internationally via Internet. We also have the support of the Zero Records Productions label to record the event, that might end up publishing a selection of the submitted works in a CD-DVD.

Web Site:http://muslab.org/index.html#english

 2014 Summer Choral Composers Forum
Summary:Choral Composing Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 07 January 2014
Details: 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 Tania León, 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 León 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 29th, 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:http://lehighchoralarts.com/composersforum/

 Soundscape Festival 2013
Summary:Festival call for scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 December 2012
Details: Composers are invited to apply for the 2013 Soundscape festival in Italy submitting one score and the application form which can be found on the festival's website listed above.
Web Site:http://soundscapefestival.org/about/study/

 Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Summary:Summer course for composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 March 2011
Details: At the Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR), participants will take classes (including courses in The Walden School Musicianship Course), sing in chorus, write music, and improvise. Participants will be exposed to a variety of Walden musicianship materials, including acoustics, drills with intervals and triads, resolving structures, rhythms, solfege and harmonic analysis. Classes will also include topics in contemporary music, computer music and applied skills (conducting, improvisation and more). Composition lessons and tutorials will also be offered.

The faculty for the Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR) are drawn from veteran faculty of Walden’s renowned Young Musicians Program and Teacher Training Institute. They have all had extensive training through Walden’s Teacher Training Institute and are a diverse mix of improvisers, composers, performers and music scholars. All are acclaimed members of The Walden School faculty. The 2011 CMR faculty include:

Marshall Bessières
Dr. Caroline Mallonée
Dr. Loretta Notareschi
Sam Pluta
Leo Wanenchak

Members of The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will be in residence at the Creative Musicians Retreat. A concert, open to the public, will bring a world-class performance ensemble to CMR and exciting music to participants’ ears. Participants will have the opportunity to write for and work with the ensemble. Everyone will participate in two Composers Forums, where they will have the opportunity to hear brand new music and discuss it with the performers, composers, visiting artists, faculty and Russell Pinkston, the workshop's Composer-in-Residence.

At the Creative Musicians Retreat, participants will have the opportunity for community singing and will train with solfège using Curwen handsigns. Acclaimed choral pedagogue Leo Wanenchak will lead daily choral rehearsals.

The proposed schedule of activities for the week is available by clicking on this link, which will open up a .PDF document. This schedule is subject to change.

The Creative Musicians Retreat will offer something for anyone wanting to invigorate their musical training, participate in a rich and diverse musical community, and to engage in creative music making, through musicianship, composition, improvisation, choral singing, computer musicianship and more. The program is not designed for the brand-new, novice musician, but it is also not designed exclusively for those with extensive training. The faculty and administration intend to offer a program appealing and worthwhile to a range of participants, across a variety of age groups, skill levels, and interests.

Participants will live in single rooms on the beautiful Smith College campus in one of their dormitory buildings. Meals will be taken in the Smith College dining facilities and will feature varied and delicious menus. Participants will have access to athletic and workout facilities, practice rooms in the music building for study, composition and practice, and enjoy the Smith College campus. We hope that all of the participants will join us for a hike on a nearby mountain on the final Saturday, and opportunities will be made available for participants to enjoy Northampton, a quintessential New England town.

The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat offers more than just training. It will reinvigorate its participants on an academic and musical level, as well as invite them into a unique creative community. CMR offers a true experience, an exploration of self, of music – a connection with a vital creative community. Each participant will form meaningful musical and personal connections with others and with his/her own creative self.
Web Site:www.waldenschool.org/retreat/

 MFA in ICIT at UCI
Summary:Courses in Integrated Composition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 November 2010
Details: The Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine invites applications to its Master of Fine Arts program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT). The program is taught by a core faculty whose work embraces diverse forms, challenging conventional distinctions between classical composition, computer music, non-Western music, and jazz. Students receive close personal attention from faculty, and are encouraged to work on interdisciplinary projects. We seek students with a strong foundation who wish to develop creative work integrating a wide range of contemporary music and ideas.
Web Site:http://music.arts.uci.edu/icit