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 Announcing the inaugural PIANO LUNAIRE COMPOSERS’ SYMPOSIUM in 2020
Summary:Piano writing workshop
Deadline: 27 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
The Piano Lunaire: Composers’ Symposium 2020
The Piano Lunaire invites composers who self-identify as early career to apply to their inaugural Symposium. Looking for a quick immersion into the craft of solo piano writing? Then consider applying to this workshop! Mentoring with composer Christopher Mayo, pianists Adam Sherkin and Stephanie Chua, participants in this intensive weekend symposium will:

1) improve technical skills for contemporary
piano writing (approx. 3 – 8 minutes in length);
2) support composers’ concepts
and ideas in the development of best practice, and:
3) help realize these ideas through performance.

Minimum age requirement is 18 years and up. The six selected composers
will work with the mentors in three stages:
1. An individual 30-minute video session (Skype call) with Christopher Mayo to take place late October.
2. An individual 30-minute video session with Adam Sherkin or Stephanie Chua to take place in late November.
3. Intensive group sessions (Saturday) and a public performance of all works (Sunday evening), weekend of January 18-19, 2020 in Toronto.*

During the two-day weekend intensive, composers and mentors will participate in group discussions and presentations of all six new works. The world premiere performances will be open to the public and recorded live.

* Please note that we are unable to provide for participants’ travel and
accommodation; however, we would be happy to provide a letter of support
towards application of travel grants and bursaries.

Thank you to The Canadian Music Centre for sponsoring the inaugural Composers’ Symposium

Application Process:
1. Submit a document (PDF format) with approximately 100 – 150 words answering the two following questions: What is your previous experience in writing for the piano? And: How do you feel you would benefit from this workshop at this point in your studies/development/career?
2. Submit two works with scores and sound files/links. (It is not necessary to include the piano but strongly encouraged).
3. Submit a one-page C.V.
4. Application fee: $20 (CAD). This fee solely covers our jurors’ time in assessing the submitted material.

Deadline: Friday, September 27th at 12:00 midnight (EDT). Selected composers for the 2020 Symposium will be notified in early October. An $80 (CAD) workshop fee will be required at this time.
Entry Fee:$20 (CAD)
Web Site:pianolunaire.wordpress.com

 Young Composers Meeting 2020
Summary:Young Composers Programme
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: 26th Young Composers Meeting: February 23 - 28, 2020, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands - APPLY NOW!

Young Composers Meeting is an intiative by orkest de ereprijs to give young professional composers a chance to compose for an ensemble and develop their talents, knowledge and professional network.

During a week in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 16 selected participants will come together to each compose a piece for orkest de ereprijs and singers. The week is filled with rehearsals, lectures and individual coaching by senior composers. This year Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Andrew Hamilton, Dyane Donck and Seung-Won Oh are the senior composers. Gerda van Zelm and Georgi Sztojanov are the vocal coaches for the singers. At the end of the week, all pieces will be performed during the final concert in Gigant Apeldoorn. After this, a jury of international senior composers will choose three participants with extraordinary talent to receive commissions.

We are open for the YCM 2020-applications!
Requirements for participation in the Young Composers Meeting:
Young composers up to 30 years of age and of any nationality are invited to apply for participation before October 15, 2019.

To apply, please send all the documents below via WeTransfer to productie@ereprijs.nl.
- Application form (PDF)
- Biography (PDF)
- At least one score of a recent composition (PDF)
- Recording of a recent composition (MP3)

We will make a selection of maximum 16 participants. The applicants will be informed about their acceptance November 15 at the latest.

The selected applicants are requested to enter a short work (3 minutes) for de ereprijs. The 3-minute compositions will be rehearsed during the week and performed at the final concert. The 3-minute work should be entered before January 15, 2020. Details concerning the instrumentation of de ereprijs will be communicated after the selection.

- The participation fee is €450,-, this includes accommodation, meals and bike rental.
- The participants will stay in shared rooms in a hotel in Apeldoorn.
- The participants have to take care of their own transport to Apeldoorn.
- At the closing concert, three promising composers will be commissioned to write a new composition.
Web Site:www.ereprijs.nl/en/ycm-2/77-yo...

 KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD
Summary:Programme for emerging composers
Deadline: 03 December 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD – A program for emerging composers held in Austin, TX the “Live Music Capital of the World”. ***Now accepting applications for 2020***

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD program provides an opportunity for selected composers from around the world, ages 21+, to submit a newly written work that is to be rehearsed, recorded in a professional studio and performed at a concert in Austin, TX. In addition, for 5-6 days, each composer will participate in lectures, networking events and establish professional relationships with colleagues in the music and arts industry.

The program name draws inspiration from the city of Austin’s motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” Most composers do not have professional studio recordings of their compositions, and most who do, have subpar live recordings. With quality studio recordings there is an opportunity to place compositions in film, commercials, and radio. In Austin, a city rich in music and culture, these visiting composers will also have the opportunity to build relationships and broaden their network.

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD takes place for 8-10 days in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music). A performance will be booked in advance and promoted to showcase each composer. In addition, conferences, panels, and mixers will be held at various venues around town to provide networking opportunities. Participants will be provided with housing (house includes full kitchen, living room, backyard, Wi-fi, TV, A/C etc), catered breakfasts, lunches.

Info:
Participants (tuition + housing + two meals per day): $1,560 USD (contributes toward recording, musicians, performance)
Application should be sent by email to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com (cost to apply is $15 USD)
1) Please send the following information:
a. Name
b. Birth date
c. Nationality
d. CV
e. Short paragraph talking about yourself (i.e – interests, goals, etc)
f. One letter of recommendation (if possible)

2) PDF files of one – two of your works with recordings or midi (if available)

3) $15(USD) fee payable by paypal to keepcomposersweird@gmail.com

Deadlines
Dec.3.2019: Application deadline
Dec.5. 2019: Announcement of results
Dec.15.2019: Notification to reserve spot in program (via deposit; flexible)
Dec.20. 2019: The selected participants will receive instrumentation for their works
Jan.7.2020: Deadline for sending finished composition
Jan.13/14. 2020: – arrival and accommodation in Austin
Jan.21/22.2020: – departure from Austin
Entry Fee:$15 USD
Web Site:www.electrochestral.com/?page_...

 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...

 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...