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 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 05 April 2018
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived. Since then we have continuously been cultivating this program to encourage individual and collaborative creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. The program has brought together artists from a wide range of disciplines, to 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.

Update: We are excited to announce a new addition to our Artist in Residence Program: Day Residency - For commuting artists. Over the course of the last three years we have seen the great impact the program has had on national and international artists. With such a diverse community of creative people we have realized it’s time to make the program more accessible for regionally based artists. A Day Resident will follow the same application procedure, apply for 1-12 weeks residency, and have access to all working facilities, just like any other artists who joins the program. More information below.

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 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.

Residency History
Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Duration of Residency
Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Due to our annual Summer Workshop, we do not accept any Residencies between July 1st and August 15th.

Residency Fee and Accommodation
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private rooms $275/week
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. (Although all three of our bathrooms are shared). We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.
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.

Day Residency
Day Residency, no accommodation included $95/week
The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

Studio / Workspace
Because each artist's studio needs and space differs, we work with each artist to find the best possible working situation for their time. Currently, the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. 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 Houseas well as space for our 9' grand Baldwin piano.

Expectations Towards the Artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.

Available Weekly Happenings
Monday Evening: T-time; serious casual discussion, linkage making, mounting of enquiries for critical reception and processing with other minds, development of discourse, emergent language to signify thoughts and works and ways of thinking through work, relating experience to abstraction and larger contexts.
Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community
Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast
Other available happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Construction, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Disciplines Support and Technical Information
The basis for Arts Letters and Numbers Residency Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary linkages. Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not maintain one as the site for samples of your work, please send samples, writing or images directly to

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 - 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at

There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.


 Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: NEW SOUND WORLDS 2018:
25th Anniversary
Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Monday, July 9, 2018

OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program
Monday, June 25, 2018 through Monday, July 9, 2018

“Symposium Plus” with Philip Glass
Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Friday, July 13, 2018

Martin Bresnick
Richard Danielpour
Philip Glass
Robert Kyr, Symposium Director

Special Guest Composers- & Performers-in-Residence
The Society for New Korean Music
Seven Composers & Three Performers—
A Special Program of Intercultural Composition & Performance

OBFCS Guest Artists & Mentors
Sound of Late (New Music Ensemble)
Estelí Gomez, soprano
Lisa Moore, piano
Molly Barth, flute
James Shields, clarinet
David Felberg, violin
Nancy Ives, cello
Pius Cheung, percussion
Eriko Daimo, percussion

Early Decision: MONDAY, April 16, 2018;
Final Application: Extended to MONDAY, April 30, 2018.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by Monday, April 16, 2018. However, applications will continue to be accepted through Monday, April 30, 2018, which is the final deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: The application cannot be saved, so you must complete it in one sitting. However, you may take as long as you wish.

Step I: First, Choose Your Activity Category (or Categories)
Each applicant must apply in AT LEAST ONE of the following categories.

Please note that you may apply to participate in as many categories as you wish with no additional fee. All Composers are strongly encouraged to apply as “Composer/Performers” so that they can participate in the American Creators Ensemble (ACE).

Step II: Before filling out your application, please familiarize yourself with the list of application materials and the instructions below.

1) APPLICATION FORM: all participants, including auditors

The online application is linked below. Please be sure to mark ALL of the categories in which you plan to participate. No additional application materials are required to participate in Category V (Improvisation) or Category VI (Balinese Gamelan), and no prior experience is required for Categories V and VI.

2) BRIEF RESUME (at least 1-3 pages): all participants, including auditors

Your resume must be uploaded as a PDF to Dropbox, Google Drive, or another similar file hosting service, and entered into the online application via a link.

Please include a list of works (composers and composer/performers) and information about your performing experience, especially in new music ensembles (composer/performers, performers and conductors).

3) SCORES: Composers (Category I) and Composer/Performers (Category II)

All scores must be uploaded as PDFs to Dropbox, Google Drive, or another similar file hosting service, and entered into the online application via a link.

A) Instrumental Music

If you wish to write a new piece, or to have a previously composed work performed at the symposium, then you must submit at least 2-3 representative works for any combination of instruments within the American Creators Ensemble (ACE), preferably scored for 1-6 players. It is to your advantage to send as much music as possible in several different instrumental combinations.

Available Instruments:
Flute (including piccolo and alto flute)
Oboe (including English horn)
Saxophone (including soprano, alto, tenor, and/or baritone)
Clarinet (including bass clarinet)
Bassoon (including contrabassoon)
Trombone (including bass trombone)
Percussion (including vibraphone and/or marimba)
Piano (solo piano pieces are encouraged)
Double Bass

B) OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program

If you are interested in participating in the OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program, then please submit at least 1-2 pieces in any vocal genre, primarily solo voice with accompaniment (piano and/or instruments), but also music for more than one voice with accompaniment or a cappella. It is to your advantage to send as much music as possible.

Composers who are chosen for this category will have a previously composed work performed at the symposium, or be asked to compose a new work prior to their residency.

C) Korean Music Project 2018: Intercultural Composition

If you would like to be considered to compose a work for the Korean Project, please follow the instructions under ‘A) Instrumental Music,’ and also include a score that demonstrates your interest in the fusion of world and Western instruments. If you have not composed such a work, then please include items in your resume that inform us about your experience in the area of intercultural composition.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to apply as a Composer or Composer/Performer IN ADDITION TO indicating your interest in being considered for the intercultural Korean Project.

D) Composers Film Festival

If you have scored a film and would like to be considered to show your work at the symposium, please submit your film via a streaming platform such as Youtube or Vimeo, and note its duration, genre, and any honors received. You may submit more than one entry.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in the Composers Film Festival does not exclude you from having a new or previously composed work for instruments and/or voices performed!

4) AUDIO RECORDINGS: all participants, except auditors

All audio recordings must be uploaded to a streaming platform such as Youtube or SoundCloud and entered into the online application via a link.

A) Original Music: Composers (Category I) and Composer/Performers (Category II)

If available, please provide a recording of each of your submitted scores.

B) Performing Audition: Composer/Performers (Category II) and Performers (Category III)

Please provide two representative works in contrasting styles (solo and/or ensemble music) that reveals your abilities as a vocalist or instrumentalist. It would be helpful if one of the pieces that you include is a performance of your own music, but it is not mandatory.

PLEASE NOTE: you may apply as a vocalist (chorus), instrumentalist, or both.

5) VIDEO RECORDING: Conductors (Category IV)

Your video recording must be uploaded to a streaming platform such as Youtube or Vimeo and entered into the online application via a link.

If you are applying to the symposium as a conductor, you may submit an audition video of at least 1-2 representative examples of your conducting, not to exceed 15 minutes in total duration. In the absence of a video recording, an audio recording that represents your conducting abilities is acceptable.

6) Letter(s) of Recommendation (optional)

If you choose to include a letter of recommendation, please ask your recommender to send your letter to Robert Kyr, Director of the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, at In the subject of the email, please make sure that your recommender includes your name and the text, “OBFCS recommendation.” Your recommendation will be completely confidential and will only be seen by the director of the symposium.

Step III: Indicate Your Interest in the “Symposium Plus” with Philip Glass
No additional application materials are required to participate in the residency with Philip Glass. If you would like to attend the residency, simply indicate your interest on the online application. Tickets for the two Glass concerts (July 11 & 12) must be purchased independently on the Oregon Bach Festival website.

PLEASE NOTE: Only twenty participants living in the Kalapuya Illihi Hall will have the opportunity to continue occupancy during July 9-12 based on those who apply first for this option; all other participants in Kalapuya Illihi Hall who sign up for “Symposium Plus,” will need to find their own off-campus housing for July 9-12. Please see “Other Housing Possibilities” on the Tuition and Expenses page for additional housing suggestions.

Step IV: Please Fill Out the Online Application Form and Submit Your Application Materials
Please complete the GoogleForm linked below. To request a paper application, or to report any trouble completing the online form, please contact Susanna Payne-Passmore, Webmaster, at


 Charlotte New Music Festival
Summary:Two opportunities
Deadline: 05 May 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: Mission
To promote Charlotte’s growing reputation as a center for contemporary classical music and dance through unique educational experiences, compelling performances, and innovative collaborations across artistic disciplines.

Currently, we have proudly presented over 70 concerts full of premieres for contemporary classical music, and 11 concerts premiering new music and dance collaborations. For the 7th year in a row, we are happy to welcome composers, musicians, choreographers, and dancers from all over the world to the CNMF family!

Composers Workshop

Applications Now Open!
Workshop Dates: June 18-30, 2018

Tuition: $1,885 ($1,860 early bird)

Accommodation: UNC Charlotte on-campus apartments, $600 (2 weeks double occupancy), or $980 (2 weeks single oc.), breakfast included.

Application Deadline: before February 28, 2018 midnight.

Applications are reviewed as they are received and acceptances are on a rolling basis.

About the Composers Workshop:

The Composers Workshop is the main event of CNMF — a two-week program that selects about thirty emerging composers to work closely with world-class performers and distinguished faculty in the creation of new works for performance at the festival. Participants will hone their craft, build their professional networks, listen to a lot of exciting new music, receive valuable and pragmatic career advice, and much more.

Participation in the Composers Workshop includes:
– Two professional performances of your music: 1) A commissioned work written for the festival. 2) A speedwriting assignment, written and performed during the festival
– Option to perform an additional piece on our “New Music Open Mic Night”
– High-quality audio and video recording of the performances.
– Opportunity to work with guest musicians in rehearsing your music.
– Lectures by eminent guest composers and musicians.
– Two private lessons with guest composers.
– Admission to all festival concerts.
– Making new friends and being part of a supportive artistic community.

Computer Music Workshop

June 18-30, 2018Max 2014 Laptop Orchestra Concert
Application Deadline: May 5, 2018

About the Max Computer Music Workshop

Charles Nichols and Ronald Parks, faculty

The Max Computer Music Workshop (MCMW) is an intermediate-to-advanced two-week immersive workshop, during the Charlotte New Music Festival, focused on programming and composing computer music in the Max visual programming environment ( Participants will learn techniques for programming interactive computer music, culminating in a public performance of works created during the workshop. The faculty will present a range of computer music topics, including digital audio synthesis, digital signal processing, alternative controllers and strategies, and implementation of interactivity in computer music.

The workshop is intended for composers, performers, and programmers with some experience in computer music or computer programming. The goal of the workshop is to build understanding of computer music composition, theory, and performance, and foster innovation in a range of creative activities, using Max programming.

Selection for the Max Computer Music Workshop is competitive, limited to 15 participants.

 New Music Message Board
Summary:Opportunity to connect with performers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: This is a new group dedicated to connecting composers of new works with performers of new music. Composers can post whatever they feel comfortable. Performers can search for the desired instrumentation with the search tool, and hopefully curate some performances. Please don't hesitate to post as many works as you would like.

The group is in the formative stages, and will hopefully grow from a Facebook group to a professional website and online community. So, please share the group with anyone who may be interested from anywhere in the world!!

 BBC Introducing
Summary:Showcase Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2016
Details: Whether you’re a performer or composer writing music under any classical style BBC Introducing is a fantastic platform to get involved with. Introducing has been supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar since 2007, giving new UK artists a chance to get their music out to new fans. To date the Uploader has had from over 150,000 artists and have seen many of them go on to achieve fantastic milestones in their career from recording a session at Maida Vale to headlining Glastonbury!With BBC Introducing the process is simple; you go to and share your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. A team of presenters and producers here at Radio 3 will then listen to your music and choose a selection of the best compositions and performances to play on the station.From performing at a BBC showcase to being approached by other composers and writers, there are lots of opportunities that could you could send your music to us via the BBC Uploader and, in some cases, be played on the radio just hours later. If you’re an emerging musician and looking for new opportunities then head over to the for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.