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International Summer Academy of Music

 International Summer Academy of Music
Summary:Summer Course and Composition Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: MUSIC COMPOSITION masterclasses will be taught interchangeably by Prof. Ofer Ben-Amots (Colorado College, USA) and Prof. Jan Jirasek (Prague, Czech Republic)

Students can bring with them any current project they would like to develop or complete. Additionaly, all students will have an opportunity to participate in the chamber composition contest and will be able to work with professional performers during the second week. Participating compositions will be performed in an open concert during the competition on the second Thursday. The composer's matinee with all compositions will be recorded.


All ISAM participating composers are invited to partake in an international competition annually. This competition is intended to increase the excitement, energy, and creativity among our hand-picked young and talented composers, while at the same time generate a harvest of new, beautiful, and highly artistic works. The competition carries the name and blessed memory of ISAM co-founder, composer, pianist, musicologist, teacher, and visionary leader, professor Joseph Dorfman (1940-2006.). Winning compositions will be repeated at the Gala Concert and prize giving ceremony. EVery year the composers are give a theme or motives by another another composer of whom we celebrate a significant anniversiry. In 2017 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Darius Milhaud with themea typical of his musical language. In 2018 the themes will be taken out of Claude Debussy's music in commemoration of the 100th anniversiry of his untimely death in 1918. Find the themes here

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