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 2017 Composer’s Day: Writing for Opera and Bassoon Saturday 11th November – 11am-4pm
Summary:Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 22 September 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: The 2017 soundfestival annual Composer’s Day takes place on Saturday 11th November in Aberdeen. The two different composing themes for the day are opera and the endangered instrument the bassoon.

The day will consist of workshops, talks, and one-to-one surgeries led by leading composers Benedict Mason and Errollyn Wallen. The aim of the day is to give opportunities for composers to improve technical skills in contemporary composition for the bassoon and the genre of opera as well as developing general compositional ideas.

The renowned bassoonist Pascal Gallois will be joining us in the afternoon to lead a masterclass and he will select new pieces to workshop as part of the session. The masterclasses will be open to members of the public. We are inviting composers to submit repertoire for this element of the day.

Scope:

Your piece must be for solo bassoon
Your piece should be no longer than five minutes long
You can write something new, or send in an unperformed work from your existing repertoire

How to Apply

The deadline for submitting a completed PDF score will Friday 22nd September 2017.
Please email your score to admin@sound-scotland.co.uk You must also complete an application form with your details (can be downloaded from http://sound-scotland.co.uk/news/call-for-composers-2) and email it with your score.
If video examples are available, applicants can additionally submit web links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) by copying the URL in the application form.
Please note that you must be able to attend the masterclass in Aberdeen on the 11th November. Please note it costs £10 to attend the day.

We will let you know if your composition has been selected for masterclass by Friday 29th September 2017.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact admin@sound-scotland.co.uk or phone 01330 826526.
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/2017-composers-day-writing-for-opera-and-bassoon-saturday-11th-november-11am-4pm/

 RMN Music
Summary:Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 August 2017
Details: CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION
Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Central London
Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th November 2017 – 10:00 to 17:00

2 days of networking events and workshops, to meet fellow composers and musicians and discuss about contemporary techniques and innovations.

ABOUT THE EVENT
Through the workshop’s framework participants will have the opportunity to share, discover and discuss some of the most important 20th and 21st century contemporary techniques.

During this intensive workshop & networking event we will take a look at how to expand and integrate the knowledge of tonal music with the main compositional techniques used by twentieth century composers and musicians; we will get ideas on how to investigate and contextualise the 20th-century music scores; we will see at examples on how to deconstruct compositional systems to associate them into new combinations and get a different perspective of the aforesaid procedures.

With the pianist in residence we will see those concepts applied in real situations through examples taken from various scores and open discussions.

This workshop is highly interactive and participants may bring their own works, and share solutions and systems they’ve found while working on past compositions or while studying contemporary scores.

A piano concert will take place at the end of each day and we want to include 6 new works selected through a Call for Scores. Please visit this page to submit your work and get the chance to have your work selected and performed.

The program of the concert (to be announced soon) will include works by: Ligeti, Berio, Lachenmann, Adams, Debussy, Scriabin

Who’s it for?
This workshop is ideal for composers and musicians, as well as for arranger, producers, sound designer, and any other music professional who wants to better understand this essential part of contemporary music making.

Where is it?
Peregrine Piano, Room 3, 137A Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8TU. Map and directions will be provided in the full event package after registration

How much does it cost?
£69 for two full days.
£49 for a single day.

For more information, including full syllabus:
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/contemporary-composition-workshop/

 Mentor program with Peter Eötvös for composers and conductors
Summary:Composing Mentoring Programme
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: 01 Jan - 31 Dec, 2018

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation is announcing a mentoring program for young professional conductors and composers for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Leading professors of the program: Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer). For all working periods we are inviting renowned guest professors and musicians. The detailed program for 2018 is already announced here, the program of 2019 and 2020 will be promoted later, with a similar working pattern.The foundation provides accommodation and travel costs for the selected young artists and they can participate in the programs free of charge, as part of the mentoring program. The mentored young artists will get the chance to have special consultations with orchestra managers, festival managers, communication specialists and they could also visit great concerts halls, opera houses and widen their professional network.

Application deadline: 31 October 2017 (only online!)
Audition dates: 10-11 December 2017
closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Web Site:eotvosmusicfoundation.org/menu/53/mentoring-program

 Composition workshop 2017
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: Nuova Consonanza announces the 2017 edition of the De musica, ovvero la fabbrica della creatività composition workshop led by German composer Detlev Glanert, in December 2017 in Rome. The course is addressed to composers. International students, both graduate and undergraduate, are mostly welcome. Sessions will be held in English or Italian depending on participants needs.

Exact dates, rules, and location will be announced soon on www.nuovaconsonanza.it

Deadline: November 15, 2017.
Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.php?collegamento=165616606313

 Compose Yourself!
Summary:Woodwind workshop
Deadline: 20 October 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: WORKSHOP: Composing for Flute
with composer Jenny Jackson and flautist Rachel Shirley

This one-day workshop will guide you through the process of composing your own short piece for flute, culminating with an informal performance and recording of all completed pieces. There will be group activities and individual writing time (with one-to-one support from Jenny and Rachel) with plenty of opportunities to hear outcomes and make revisions as your piece progresses. You can compose in any style although the course will be structured to mimic Jenny's own writing practice, starting with a simple line-drawing activity to generate shapes and gestures before developing your piece step-by-step. This will be done by considering the overall character and how it can be affected by pitch choice, tempo, articulation, dynamics and timbral colour. More traditional starting points such as key, time signature and meter will be put to one side as you are are encouraged to imagine, explore and discover.

The course will include a demonstration of the flute, covering useful technical information and practical considerations - such as breathing! - so that you can compose a piece which capitalises on the characteristic sound of the flute whilst being inventive but physically playable, and as successful as possible.

This workshop is ideal for adults with little or no composing experience who want to 'have a go' in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don't worry: there are lots of tricks to make sure you don't get stuck! 18+

Saturday 21st October 2017
10am - 4pm

Cost: £55*

BOOK HERE

Shirley House
31 Psalter Lane
Sheffield S11 8YL
Web Site:www.jennyjacksoncomposer.com/workshops-courses-classes/compose-yourself

 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-courses-devon.html

 COMPOSING FOR PERCUSSION 2017
Summary:Percussion Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: As an ensemble, Cisum shares a goal of expanding and developing the styles and capabilities within modern day percussion literature. The vast wealth of backgrounds the ensemble possesses span a plethora of musical styles and creates a unique environment in which anything is possible. The group revels in the performance of a crossbreed of styles such as contemporary classical music, rock, minimalism, funk, jazz, combined with the use of visual arts and theater. Constantly seeking out new works and composers, Cisum Percussion continues to explore this genre-melding sound world.

In an effort to further expand their educational outreach, and to more easily give composers the tools they need for success, Cisum Percussion presents a three (3) day workshop with a focus on writing for percussion. Twelve (12) composers will be selected as fellows for the program to receive one-on-one access to rehearsals/instruction as well as free admissions to concerts and masterclasses. Each of the composer fellows will receive a world premiere and a recording of a new work written for percussion. Cisum Percussion views this opportunity not only as a learning experience for composers, but rather an opportunity to create career-long relationships between musicians and composers.



WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

The workshop is being hosted in Brooklyn, NY from October 6-8, 2017

Day One

The first day consists of six (6) rehearsal slots for the composer fellows. These rehearsals are closed to the public in order to give full attention to the detail of each piece of music. Composer fellows are welcome to take notes, make rehearsal recordings and become hands-on with the instruments. We are there to bring your creation to life.

After rehearsals, Cisum Percussion will host the first masterclass of the weekend. The first masterclass is open to the public and will feature varied repertoire from the standards to brand new works. They will tackle problems and solutions when writing for percussion in varied ensemble settings. (guest speakers to be announced)

Day Two

The second day consists of the six (6) remaining rehearsal slots for the composer fellows. These rehearsals are closed to the public in order to give full attention to the detail of each piece of music. Composer fellows are welcome to take notes, make rehearsal recordings and become hands-on with the instruments. We are there to bring your creation to life.

After rehearsals, Cisum Percussion will host the first concert of the weekend. The first concert is open to the public and will feature six (6) world premieres by the visiting composer fellows. The concert will be recorded on video and audio as well as live streamed through Facebook.

Day Three

Cisum Percussion will host the second masterclass of the weekend. The second masterclass is open to the public and will feature varied repertoire from the standards to brand new works. They will tackle problems and solutions when writing for percussion in varied ensemble settings. (guest speakers to be announced)

After the masterclass, Cisum Percussion will host the second concert of the weekend. The second concert is open to the public and will feature the remaining six (6) world premieres by the visiting composer fellows. The concert will be recorded on video and audio as well as live streamed through Facebook.

Web Site:www.cisumpercussion.com/workshop-overview/

 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