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 Music Gardens Foundation
Summary:Summer Course for Composers
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: The Music Gardens Foundation is pleased to invite young composers (no age limit!) from all over the world to participate in the 2018 edition of the International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS, which will be held in Radziejowice (near Warsaw, Poland) between July 29 and August 10, 2018.

The participants of this year’s edition of the Course will have an opportunity to attend lectures and individual meetings with such renowned composers as Chen Yi (China/USA), Brigitte Muntendorf (Austria), Ondřej Adámek (Czech Republic) and Johannes Kreidler (Germany), as well as the Course’s artists-in-residence: members of the E-MEX Ensemble (Germany). At the SYNTHETIS 2018 final concert, these talented artists will perform some of the works composed during the Course.

Traditionally, the SYNTHETIS events will be held at the Radziejowice Palace - a beautiful complex situated 50 km from Warsaw. The venue, surrounded by a picturesque landscape and originally dating back to the 17th century, thanks to its unique atmosphere has become a work facility for artists, writers, musicians and painters. Its intimate character provides excellent conditions to cre- ate both highly cooperative environment and creativity-enhancing atmosphere.

SYNTHETIS, created and directed by Zygmunt Krauze, is a successful reactivation of the le- gendary composition courses initiated in 1980 by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. The key objective of the Course is to allow each and every participant not only to develop his or her artistic skills, but also to work in an environment where exchange of experience is essential.

Deadline for application is May 31.

More information and on-line application form available at: www.synthetis.pl We would appreciate the distribution of the information about the Course.

Best regards,
Organizers of SYNTHETIS 2018 —
Web: www.synthetis.pl

Facebook: Composition Course Synthetis
 The Course is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Web Site:www.synthetis.pl

 Bozzini Lab Vancover 2018
Summary:String Quartet Workshop
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: Workshop : Bozzini Lab Vancover 2018
When : May 20-29, 2018
Where : Vancouver, Canada
Application deadline : March 15, 2018
Registration : https://quatuorbozzini.ca/en/inscription/activite/labvancouver2018

Description : Acclaimed Montreal string quartet, Quatuor Bozzini, will give an intensive workshop on composing for strings. Hosted by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), the workshop is intended for students from any country who are in undergraduate or graduate composition programs, or who have recently graduated. Besides the quartet, composers Owen Underhill (Simon Fraser University) and Christopher Butterfield (University of Victoria) will act as mentors. The goals of the workshop are to improve technical skills for contemporary writing for strings and string quartet, and to provide a supportive environment for visionary and experimental compositional ideas.
Web Site:quatuorbozzini.ca/en/inscripti...

 Snow Pond Composers Workshop
Summary:Creative development course for composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: June 10 – June 20, 2018

The Snow Pond Composers Workshop at Snow Pond Music Festival is a week of intensive input and experiences for creative growth for composers at both the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to private lessons and Master Class sessions with faculty composers, participants will explore new imaginative territories with immersion instructional and practicum sessions on improvisation, and an array of techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions. Time will be provided for on-site composing, and participants will have a short piece for violin, viola, and/or flute performed, critiqued, and recorded by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo, Hannah Levinson, and Peter H. Bloom. In addition to welcoming traditional approaches to composition, we are also receptive to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.

Program Highlights
• Master Class sessions and private lessons with faculty composers.
• Instructional sessions dedicated both to honing traditional compositional skills and to intensively exploring a wide range of approaches to improvisation. These include both techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions and presentations on interactive computer systems for use by improvising musicians.
• Exploration of the violin, viola, and flutes (bass, alto, concert, and piccolo) through presentations, readings, and performances of short pieces by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo, Hannah Levinson, and Peter H. Bloom.
• Receptive to both traditional composition and to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.
• Time for composing and processing new materials and ideas.
• Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional staff.
• Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront, recreational equipment and facilities.
Web Site:snowpondmusicfestival.com/prog...

 SHASTRA SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES
Summary:Two Indian Music Workshops
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: WORKSHOP 1: COMPOSING WITH INDIAN RHYTHM

August 9-12, 2018 | Wayne, NJ

Hindustani tabla player Shawn Mativetsky and composer Payton MacDonald team up to co-teach an intensive workshop where you will:
• Receive intensive training in the rhythmic fundamentals of North Indian classical music.
• Receive individualized instruction on the best practices for working with Hindustani musicians and incorporating elements of Indian music organically into the music you write.
• Compose and workshop your own concerto for tabla and percussion quartet.
• Record your concerto with Shawn Mativetsky and the legendary New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.

Program Info

Starting in mid-June, each participant will take 3 online lectures and 2 online private lessons with Shawn Mativetsky and Payton MacDonald. From August 9-12, 2018, participants will attend a 4-day workshop at William Paterson University, in Wayne, NJ. The workshop will include readings, discussion and a recording session with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.
Tuition: $675 (covers all class materials and audio recording).
Tuition to audit the workshop: $300.
Please email info@shastramusic.com for more information.

How to Apply

Applicants are not required to have any previous training in Hindustani music. However, they must have a working knowledge of Western composition, at least at the undergraduate level.
Fill out the application form at www.shastramusic.com/summer-intensive-rhythm and upload 1-2 representative scores in PDF format, and recordings, if available, in MP3 format. Two scores and their respective recordings are encouraged.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2018

WORKSHOP 2: SHASTRA SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES: COMPOSING WITH INDIAN VOICE

July 1 – August 12, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of Indian classical music, or deepen your knowledge of the art form? Have you been interested in incorporating Indian musicians into the music you write? This workshop, hosted by Shastra and SAM Academy of Music, is an opportunity for Western-trained composers to do exactly that.

Hindustani vocalist Saili Oak and composer Reena Esmail team up to co-teach a six-week intensive workshop where you will

• Receive intensive training in the fundamentals of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music.
• Receive instruction on the best practices for working with Hindustani musicians and incorporating elements of Indian music organically into the music you write.
• Compose your own arrangement of a Hindustani bhajan for Indian singer and string quartet.
• Workshop, perform and record this arrangement with Saili Oak and string quartet.
• Future performance opportunities of your arrangement in the US and India by Saili Oak (a number of past participants have enjoyed subsequent performances of their work).

Program Info

This summer intensive will be comprised of weekly 3-hour lectures and masterclasses by Reena Esmail and Saili Oak from July 1-28, 2018, on Sunday afternoons in Pasadena, CA. A live feed will be offered for online participants.

All participants are encouraged to attend a final three-day session, August 10-12, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA, comprised of reading and recording sessions with Saili and string quartet.

Tuition: $675 (covers all class materials and audio recording). Tuition to participate online: $675. Tuition to audit the workshop: $300.

Please email info@shastramusic.com for more information.

How to Apply:

Applicants are not required to have any previous training in Hindustani music. However, they must have a working knowledge of Western composition, at least at the undergraduate level.

Fill out the application form at www.shastramusic.com/summer-intensive-voice and upload 1-2 representative scores in PDF format, and recordings, if available, in MP3 format. Two scores and their respective recordings are encouraged.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified by April 1.
Web Site:www.shastramusic.com/#

 Young Women Composers Camp
Summary:Opportunity for Young Female Composers
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The young women composers camp aims to amplify the voices of young women, to allow them access to a high level of musical training, and to close the gender gap in the music composition field and create a more equitable music sector. We strive to be accessible and inclusive to anyone who identifies as female or non-binary.

Camp description

The Young Women Composers Camp is a two-week music festival for students who are interested in pursuing a career in music composition or a related field. The courses offered in our first year focus on a broad range of compositional skills, including sessions on writing for different instrument families, song writing, and jazz composition, among others. Please visit the Classes and Schedule page for more information on current course listings.

The camp will run from 9am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday from July 9th to July 20th, 2018. All camp activities will take place on the Temple main campus, and students will spend most of their time in Presser Hall (2001 N. 13th St).

For our inaugural year, we are partnering with the Sō Percussion Summer Institute in Princeton, NJ. YWCC students will visit the institute for a day, where they will participate in workshops, attend a performance, and get to meet and talk with the faculty and students there. Students will also meet with Sarah Kirkland Snider, who is one of our guest composers for the 2018 season. Please visit the SōSI website for more information on their programs and offerings.

Eligibility

Any student between the ages of 14-19 as of July 9th, 2018 who identifies as female or non-binary is welcome to apply. Our program serves as a college preparatory program, so any student who has already completed a semester of college is ineligible for the camp regardless of age.

Final concert

Our final concert will take place on July 20th (the last day of camp) and will be a recital of student compositions. Students will work on their piece during the first week of camp, and will rehearse with professional musicians during the second week leading up to the performance. The performance will take place at Rock Hall (1715 N. Broad St.) and will be professionally recorded and digitally distributed to the students after the camp has ended. A small reception will follow the performance. This free performance is open to all family, friends, and community members!

Application requirements
• Supplemental musical materials. You can choose to submit any of the following options below (mix and match if you prefer), and must submit at least two files.
o 1–2 sample compositions of any length or instrumentation. A midi file or live recording may be included in the application, but is not necessary. Music should preferably be notated on computer software, but a scanned image of a handwritten score may also be submitted (please make sure it is legible).
o 1–2 recordings/videos of an improvisation
o 1–2 recordings/videos of a composition or song that is not notated.
o Anything else that you think we should see/hear that shows your musical ability.
• Recommendation letter from a teacher (a music teacher is preferred, but not necessary). Your teacher can submit this here.
Accepted format: PDF

If you do not have any compositional experience but are interested in applying, please submit a 250–500 word essay in place of sample compositions. The essay should focus on your musical experiences and why you would like to attend the camp. You will have the option to submit this essay within the general application.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018
Fee: none
Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Email:www.youngwomencomposers.org/home/

 Baltimore Choral Arts Society Student Programs
Summary:Choral project
Deadline: 21 March 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: Student Composer Project
Monday, May 7, 2018

The Student Composer Project encourages young people to compose choral music. This annual event has been a great success since its inception in 1990. The project offers 3 student composers the opportunity to receive feedback on their works from a well-known guest composition clinician, Music Director Anthony Blake Clark, Associate Conductor Leo Wanenchak, and the BCAS Chamber Chorus in a Master Class in the spring of 2018. Additionally, Dr. Scott McAllister, Professor of Composition at Baylor University School of Music will be our distinguished guest clinician. Selected composers will receive the opportunity to work with Dr. McAllister prior to the event, and will receive further feedback and suggestions from the clinicians, composers and singers during the Master Class. A recording of the read-through of their work will be given to each composer. The day prior, students accepted into the Student Composer Project will attend the BCAS rehearsal, concert, and round-table discussion on May 6th with Maestro Clark and Dr. McAllister to discuss how the works being performed by the chorus (works by Bernstein, Durufle, and Britten) are well-written for voices and how composition students might use these concepts in their own choral writing.

2017-18 Guidelines for Submission of Compositions
• Composers must commit to traveling to Baltimore at their expense for the Master Class, and must live within 150 mile radius of Baltimore County.
• Composers must have been enrolled in high school or college as of December 31, 2017.
• Composers whose works have not been chosen previously will be given preference.
• The piece must be no longer than five minutes.
• The work may be scored for Chorus and Piano or Unaccompanied Chorus (mixed chorus, women’s chorus, or men’s chorus). Works for larger instrumental forces are accepted provided that there is an adequate piano reduction score to be used in the clinic.
• All compositions must be newly composed works. Arrangements of pre-existing compositions (i.e. carols, etc.) will not be considered. The text may be sacred or secular, in any language. The composer must secure copyright and permission to use published texts.
• Hand-written manuscripts will not be accepted.
• Deadlines for Submission: March 21, 2018

Submit Manuscript to:

Mail: Baltimore Choral Arts Society, 1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
Email: karena@BCASings.org.

For questions and further information call Karena Ingram at 410-523-7070 ext 306, or email karena@BCASings.org.


Web Site:www.baltimorechoralarts.org/ed...

 highSCORE New Music Festival and Master Classes
Summary:Composition programmes
Deadline: 14 April 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: Full composition program

As a participant in the Full Composition Program, you will:

• have YOUR music played by our professional musicians in the festival’s evening concerts held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. All concerts are professionally recorded and filmed: the recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival.

For the 2017 edition you can submit music for:

• string quartet;
• piano trio (violin, cello and piano);
• flute (piccolo, soprano, alto or bass) and guitar (classical or electric) duo with or without electronics and or amplification;
• be mentored during the rehearsal of YOUR music. You might also be contacted by our professional players before the festival via email or Skype for a first reading of the score together;
• attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Prof. Helmut Lachenmann and Prof. Toivo Tulev;
• attend a public masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
• present YOUR music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will receive a public composition lesson from one of them and you will receive feedbacks by all the other participant composers;
• have private composition lessons with Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will have a private lesson with each of them, excluding the one who will give you a public lesson during your Composition Colloquium;
• attend an intensive seminar led by Prof. Paolo Girol, topic: Sound/Image Relationships in the Context of Abstraction;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Giovanni Albini, Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
• attend intensive short workshops by Prof. Alberto Barberis, Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino, topic: Italian for Composers and Musicians;
• sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Prof. Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2018, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

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

The tuition for the Full Composition Program is 1,799 Euros.
Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room in the university campus from August, 6 (check-in) to August, 18 (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, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.

Light composition program

As a participant in the Light Composition Program, you will:

• attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Prof. Helmut Lachenmann and Prof. Toivo Tulev;
• attend a public masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
• attend the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko;
• have private composition lessons with Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will have a private lesson with each of them, excluding the one who will give you a public lesson during your Composition Colloquium;
• attend an intensive seminar led by Prof. Paolo Girol, topic: Sound/Image Relationships in the Context of Abstraction;
• attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Giovanni Albini, Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
• attend intensive short workshops by Prof. Alberto Barberis, Prof. Amy Beth Kristen, Prof. Sarah Kirkland Snider and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko;
• attend daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino, topic: Italian for Composers and Musicians;
• sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
• be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Prof. Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2018, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

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

The tuition for the Light Composition Program is 1,299 Euros.
Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room in the university campus from August, 6 (check-in) to August, 18 (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, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.

Web Site:www.highscorefestival.com/prog...

 UKYA CORNISH WEEKENDER - CALL FOR ARTISTS
Summary:Collaborative residency
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: We are seeking up to 10 outstanding creatives of all persuasions, from visual arts to dance, music to photography, architecture to geographers, urbanists and anthropologists…

UKYA Cornish Weekender 13-16th April at Porthmeor Studios is the second of a suite of micro residencies run in partnership with artist spaces across the UK, the first being held in Blackpool in 2017 with Abingdon Studios. Working with Curator Claudio Zecchi, selected artists can immerse themselves in the stunning town of St Ives and participate in dialogues, activities and projections to explore the rich artistic and historic community. The prestigious Grade II listed Porthmeor Studios has previously been home to artists such as Patrick Heron, Julius Olsson, Ben Nicholson and Francis Bacon.

What are we looking for:

Artists with a commitment to developing their practice, and who seek dialogue and engagement with the wider international contemporary arts and cultural sector

Artists with an interest in how collaborative working can inform the development of their work and how this residency will benefit their practice

This is a fully funded residency - travel, accommodation and food will be provided by UKYA. Artists must be aged between 18-30 on the deadline for submissions (Monday 26 February).

To apply, please download the callout pack and complete the mandatory application form and equal opportunities form. You are also required to submit a CV and documentation of your work. See the pack for full details.
Web Site:www.ukyoungartists.co.uk/corni...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions please email judith.robinson@soundandmusic.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 Composition Academy in Kalv 2018
Summary:Composition Academy
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 25 January 2018
Details: Organized by the Musica festival
In partnership with Strasbourg Conservatoire, the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), Strasbourg University, and Labex Gream
Artistic and pedagogical coordinator, Philippe Manoury
Composition tutors, Philippe Manoury, Luca Francesconi
Electronics supervisor, Tom Mays

The performers:
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
Soloists of the Strasbourg Académie supérieure de musique / HEAR

Jean-Dominique Marco,
Director of the Musica festival
Musica is a prestigious European music festival created in 1983. Every autumn, in Strasbourg, Musica presents major works from 20th century repertoire, and confronts them with works of today by both emerging and established composers. The festival draws a broad audience, always keen to explore contemporary art-forms from a variety of aesthetic and geographical backgrounds.

In order to involve young composers in this exciting musical voyage of discovery, Musica has created a composition academy, which takes place during the festival. This academy is the outcome of the shared endeavours of Strasbourg Conservatoire, Strasbourg Académie supérieure de musique / HEAR and Strasbourg University in the field of the aesthetics of musical composition.

The aim of the academy is to provide selected young composers with the time and opportunity to explore and experiment with musical creation in a concrete way, through all stages of the creative process. A musical project will be outlined, then given shape; two internationally renowned tutors will provide coaching throughout the composition process. The score will be tried out and rehearsed by professional musicians specializing in contemporary forms. All these aspects are essential in the elaboration of a piece, and yet such ideal conditions are seldom all met even for professional musicians. All the works devised during the academy will be performed (and recorded live) in the course of two concerts at the end of the festival. The winner will receive a commission from the Musica festival.

As the academy is an integral part of the Musica festival, participants will be able to immerse themselves in a creative environment and to meet European music professionals (including performers, programmers, composers, publishers, etc).

The aim of this project is to foster emerging composers by providing them with an opportunity to enrich their creativity and talent with the knowledge and dedication of a team of expert tutors. This will help them hone their skills, and provide a valuable stepping-stone for their future career.

The artistic committee will assign 10 composers born after January 1st, 1983 with works written for:
1. vocal sextet: coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, basssolo instrument and live electronics
2. solo instruments: flute (also piccolo, alto), B flat clarinet (also bass clarinet), tenor trombone (also alto, bass), piano, viola electronics: the software used will be Max/MSP.

More information here:
Web Site:academie.festivalmusica.org/20...

 Philippe Manoury Festival Musica
Summary:Composition Academy
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: The aim of the composition academy is to foster emerging composers by providing them with an opportunity to enrich their creativity and talent with the knowledge and dedication of a team of expert tutors. This year composition projects will focus on two different genres: vocal writing for six voices a cappella, and solo writing with live electronics. The composition tutors will be Philippe Manoury and Luca Francesconi. Computer music will be taught and supervised by Tom Mays, tutor at the Strasbourg Academie Superieure de Musique. The pieces will be performed by the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, a voice ensemble that has received worldwide acclaim for its performances of contemporary repertoire, as well as by soloists from Strasbourg Academie Superieure de Musique. The Academy is open to composers born after 01 January 1983. The course runs from 24 September to 06 October 2018 and will comprise a read-through of the scores and work with the performers (Sep 24 – 26), individual sessions with composition tutors, re-writing, masterclasses and conferences (Sep 27 – Oct 03), and rehearsals/final concerts (Oct 04 – 06). All composers’ works will be performed in concert and recorded live. A winner will be designated and will receive a commission from the Music festival, which will be published by Durand-Salabert-Eschig.

Fee: Course fee of €500 plus travel, accommodation and meals

Contact: To apply, please visit https://festivalmusica.org
Web Site:festivalmusica.org

 Composition Academy in Kalv 2018
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 11 January 2018
Details: DEADLINE for Application: 20th of February 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT of participants: 1st of March 2018

6-8 composers (of any age, nationality, occupation and aesthetics. However, precedence will be taken to emerging composers and not established composers) are invited to spend a week in Kalv working, lecturing and presenting their work under the supervision and assistance of composers Pierluigi Billone (Italy) and Per Mårtensson (Sweden) and the chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO (Sweden).

Each participant is invited to write a new work (or present an existing one) for a setting of 1-7 instruments (exact instrumentation will be distributed by the organizers in conversation with the participants) and of a duration of 5-8 minutes. The new works will then be performed during the KALV Festival 2018 by Norrbotten NEO. All works will be recorded.

During the Academy each participant will receive private tutoring of the invited teachers. The students will also be asked to present their music at seminars as well as attend open lectures by the invited teachers, Pierluigi Billone and Per Mårtensson. During the rehearsals students, teachers and ensembles will work together in a work-shop-like context.

APPLICATION
Application is done exclusively online. Candidates should send 2-3 compositions (preferably both score + audio in mp3 format) together with a brief bio. It is encouraged, but not mandatory, to describe (briefly) a personal stance to his/her conception of being (working as) a composer.
Applications should be sent to academy@kalvfestival.se – submissions via DropBox, WeTransfer, or other file-sharing service will also be accepted.

ACCOMODATION & TRAVEL
All participants will be housed in Kalv (shared accommodation). Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included for the whole duration as well as tickets for the festival. Travel to and from Kalv from Gothenburg is covered by the Academy, however travel to and from Sweden has to be covered by the participants.

There is no tuition fee, however the cost for accommodation (full pension) is 3500 (ca 380 euro, depending on the conversion rate).
For non-European participants (if selected) it will be possible to apply for a travel grant from the KALV festival of a maximum of 2500 SEK (ca 265 EURO).

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU IN KALV!

Web Site:kalvfestival.se/composition-ac...

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

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

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

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

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

DATES & REGISTRATION 2018

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

announcement

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


Web Site:www.grafenegg.com/de/grafenegg...

 ​CHORAL CHAMELEON SUMMER INSTITUTE - IN BROOKLYN, NYC
Summary:Choral Music Composing Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: For Composers and Conductors of Choral Music

June 22 - 29 2018

Summary
• 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


Tuition
$1250

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

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

Web Site:www.choralchameleon.com/instit...

 Walden School Young Musicians' Program
Summary:Young Musicians' Programme
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: 2018 Dates:
Saturday, June 30 through Sunday, August 5

Quick Facts:
• 5 weeks; 3 week program is offered for students ages 9-11
• Ages 9-18 (pre-college)
• Enrollment limited to 55 students from around the world
• 18 faculty & staff (all full-time and residential)
• Limited financial aid is available
• Curriculum focuses on musicianship, improvisation, composition, choral singing, and more
• Concert series, composers forums, artist residencies
• Weekly hikes, dances and daily recreation activities

The Experience
Late on a July afternoon a group of teenagers lounges under a stately beech tree on the campus green at the Dublin School. One strums a guitar while another hunts out notes on a penny whistle. A third drums a rhythm on a nearby rock and a few others, scribbling away in their notebooks, join in with intermittent vocal harmonies. Across the grass a few younger boys toss a Frisbee, leaping and diving as the disc arcs through the cloudless blue sky.

The Walden School Young Musicians Program provides an unparalleled creative summer experience for musically inclined students ages 9 to 18. Part school, part camp, and part festival, the program convenes each summer for five weeks in Dublin, NH. Through rigorous and innovative daily instruction, students hone their musical and creative skills within a supportive community of like-minded peers and mentors.

The recital hall booms with applause and cheers of approval as a girl takes a bow after the performance of the string quartet she’s crafted all summer. She beams at the crowd and thanks the performers who made her music come to life. Stepping off of the stage, she sits down in the “hot seat” to take comments from the audience. She is proud and radiant, with a newfound confidence in her creative abilities.

Learning at Walden is grounded in the school’s unique musicianship course, which utilizes improvisation and composition as the major tools for musical growth. Students take courses covering a wide range of musical subjects, including theory, composition, literature, computer music, and chorus. By the end of the summer, each student has completed at least one composition to be performed and critiqued by guest artists, faculty members, and fellow students.

As the family car pulls away from the Dublin School on the last day of camp, the boy in the backseat says to his parents, “Well, I guess it’s time to start counting the days until Walden again.” He’s not joking- at home he keeps a special calendar to mark off the days until next summer’s session begins. Although he is sad to be leaving, he knows when he returns next June he will be reunited with some of his very best friends. He also knows that there will be new people to meet as well, people who love music and who have a deep inner need to express themselves creatively, just like him.


Web Site:waldenschool.org/young-musicia...

 Summer Choral Composers Forum
Summary:Choral composing course
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: Composers are encouraged to apply to this week-long practicum, workshopping new pieces with mentor-composers Aaron Jay Kernis and Steven Sametz in a supportive atmosphere. New works will be premiered by The Princeton Singers at Lehigh University.

Many of us have the desire to write, but it's hard to find dedicated time when we're not asked to juggle all the day-to-day pressing issues of life. It's difficult to take the personal time, find the quiet space, and a community of like-minded composers interested in supporting our efforts.

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

Under the leadership of Steven Sametz and Aaron Jay Kernis, 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 Kernis 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 23th, an informal concert of the works created in the seminar will be held at Lehigh University's Baker Hall, a 900-seat state-of-the-art concert hall. Composers come away with a professional-quality recording of their works by The Princeton Singers.

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

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

 Zodiac Music Academy & Festival
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 01 April 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: Founded and led by the internationally-acclaimed Zodiac Trio, the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival invites students and young professionals to spend twelve days of intense musical training and performing in one of the most stunningly beautiful corners of the world: the South of France, Côte d'Azur.

Tucked away in the heights of the French Alps, the Festival makes its home in a historic mountain town of Valdeblore, and boasts an internationally-renowned faculty, acclaimed guest artists and ample performing opportunities throughout the region.

Composition course

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

 Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) Institute
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 01 March 2018
Date Posted: 05 October 2017
Details: The Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) Institute is the educational component of the Mostly Modern Festival, offering a combination of intensive one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. The institute has over 100 students & over 20 faculty members. There will be an orchestra, a choir, 4 chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lectures, and private lessons. The Institute is open to musicians 18 and older, and welcomes people in all stages of their career. APPLY HERE: Early-Bird Deadlines Dec. 1 and Jan. 1st.

MMF takes place at Skidmore College at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College is ideally located in Saratoga Springs, New York, three hours by car from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Montreal. All public performances take place at the stunning Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, a 600-seat acoustically tuned space.

Instrumentalists (up to 70 instrumentalists accepted)

• Perform in the American Modern Orchestra.
• Participants perform alongside the faculty with different conductors each week, Maestros Christopher Rountree, TBD, and Kent Tritle.
• Receive private lessons from performance faculty.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.
• Check this page for American Modern Orchestra instrumentation.

Singers (up to 60 vocalists accepted)

• Perform in the American Modern Choir.
• Work under the baton of Maestro Kent Tritle and Nicol Matt.
• 4 rehearsals/coachings per week, dress rehearsals and 2 performances.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.
• Visit this page for details on the American Modern Choir.

Composers (up to 30 composers accepted)

• Receive a fully-professional, live performance from: American Modern Ensemble, one of the three Guest Ensembles, or the American Modern Choir. (ensemble determined during the acceptance process).
• Composers can also apply for an orchestral reading with the American Modern Orchestra.
• Two composers will be chosen to a have their work performed by the American Modern Orchestra.
• Receive top-of-the-line 4 camera-shot video (video posted on the MMF YouTube page) and audio WAV file of your performance.
• Professional ensembles work intimately with composers in rehearsals, the dress and the performance.
• Receive meetings/lessons with the Composition Faculty.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.

Conductors (up to 8 conductors accepted)

• Conduct the American Modern Ensemble or the American Modern Choir.
• Conduct the readings with the American Modern Orchestra. Readings will be mentored by the Faculty Conductors and Composition Faculty.
• 2 conductors conduct a piece for the American Modern Orchestra, one each week.
• Group seminar with all conductor faculty members.
• Receive top-of-the-line 4 camera-shot video (link to video posted on the MMF YouTube page) of your performance(s) at the festival.
• Access to all masterclasses, and a pass to everything at the festival.

All performances are recorded and fully edited for participants: both audio and video. Composers and conductors receive audio WAV files and links to polished videos of their performances (shot with 4 cameras) posted on MMF's YouTube channel. Composers who take part in the orchestral readings receive un-edited audio recordings of their readings (editing available for an additional fee).

There will be two "ad hoc" concerts that will provide an opportunity for participants and faculty to showcase modern repertoire of their choice. Performers will be given guidelines and may submit proposals for pieces they'd like to play. Works will be chosen on a first-come first-serve basis, based on time and programming considerations.
Web Site:mostlymodernfestival.org/about...

 OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers
Summary:Opera writing course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: Program Dates: July 5-15, 2018
COSI 2018 is pleased to offer its OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers, directed by Dean Burry, in combination with members of COSI’s magnificent artistic teams.

Apply for this summer’s COSI OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers via COSI’s YAPtracker link.

FOR COMPOSERS: In receiving your application for the program, you will then be contacted by us to submit two examples of your compositions. Vocal and/or instrumental pieces are welcome, though examples of previous operatic writing are encouraged.

Successful composer applicants will:

Submit a vocal composition or opera scene before the program.
Collaboratively create a scene while at the program.
Receive a final public presentation and recording.

For composers, the summer Opera Creation Lab includes:

• Vocal masterclasses that will inform about writing for the voice, and the particular considerations for each voice type and differences within those voice types (writing for different kinds of sopranos, for example).
• Dramaturgy and the libretto – how to work with a libretto or consider writing one.
• Building a Composing Career in Opera
• Elements of Design
• Private lessons with Dean Burry.
• Interactive sessions with Music Director Shannon Hiebert and the performers of your music.
• Making important connections with singers and opera professionals with whom you may work in the future.
• Access to all COSI opera performances and courtyard concerts for the duration of the Opera Creation Lab.

“COSI’s Opera Creation Lab exceeded all my expectations. It was incredible to hear my music so soon after writing it. The singers were wonderful, engaged and creative. Seeing our scenes brought to life gave me a new understanding and appreciation for all the dramatic work that goes into making opera work. This, in turn, will forever affect how I approach the combined forces of music and drama. Thank you so much!” Katherine Saxon (COSI 2017), University of California Santa Barbara.
“The week that I spent at the COSI Opera Creation Lab for Composers and Singers was a completely enriching experience. There is nothing more inspiring than working in an environment surrounded by young driven performers and seasoned instructors. I look to forward to seeing the growth of this amazing program and am proud to have participated in its inaugural year.” Ryan Henwood, Dalhousie University.


Web Site:www.co-si.com/opera-compositio...

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

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

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

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

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

Overview

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

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

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

Keep reading to find out more.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 SOUND LAUNCH
Summary:Composition Courses
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 June 2017
Details: SOUND LAUNCH provides tailor-made courses and projects in performance, composition, technology and the music business. These are run by professional and qualified tutors.

In the courses musicians are given the opportunity to improvise & jam, compose, arrange, write & co-write; whilst being infused with an awareness of different musical styles, genres and tastes & obtaining a fully accredited qualification.

Its nurturing arena is the perfect setting in which to explore and challenge personal creativity & confidence, as well as refining performance techniques and stage presence, through regular playing and gigs. The recording sessions offer the ultimate experience and an unmissable opportunity in which to fuse all the effort and achievements that have been made during the various courses.

It is an invaluable space to collaborate & meet with other like minded musicians, working hard but having fun!

SoundCheck
Jam, Improvise & Compose with Melody, Harmony & Rhythm Experts. An essential guide for all performers & songwriters.

Rising Artists’ Platform (RAP)
Weekly courses held at Schools, Colleges & Music Centres. In Songwriting, Performance & Music Technology with live Recording Experiences and Gigs.

Development of Recording Artists (DORA) Age 15+
Weekly Courses & Masterclasses in Performance, Songwriting, Recording & Media. With Recording Sessions, Gigs & Festivals and Media Live Lounge sessions. The Perfect Platform to Launch From & Become a Well Informed, Fully Equipped & Supported Artist.

Media Live Lounge Be Filmed, Photographed & Recorded for your Media Channels. Refine Your Stage Presence & Confidence, Air Your Music on Radio & Learn How to Interview, Present Yourself, & Market Your Music.

Recording Studio Experiences Production and Sound Engineering. Mixing, Mastering & Mic Positioning. Build A Studio.

• Banners/Backdrops & Album Art Workshop

• Training, Mentoring & Apprenticeships

• The Music Dr - How to survive & support yourself
• in the Music Industry

• Voice Coaching

• One to One Consultancy available
Web Site:www.soundlaunch.co.uk/music-co...

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