Site Search

Other Resources
News Archive

The Composers Forum

 The Composers Forum
Summary:Several Opportunities
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: The Composers Forum is geared towards individuals who are pursuing the craft of composition and receiving professional performances of their works, attending masterclasses, and immersing themselves in the compositional world of Vienna, Austria and all that it has to offer. Interested participants can apply to one of three categories: Instrumental Composition, Opera Composition, and Choral Composition. Each admitted composers will receive a performance of their new work.

Visiting Guest Artist Irvine Arditti:
The VSMF is proud to have Irvine Arditti, founder of the contemporary string quartet Arditti Quartet join the faculty. Mr. Arditti will perform and record works for solo violin. Participants of the Instrumental Composition Program will have access to this opportunity.

Instrumental Composition Premieres with PHACE:
Participants of the Instrumental Composition Program will have their music performed by PHACE. PHACE is a premiere contemporary music ensemble who performs around the world and regularly commissions leading composers.

Opera Composition Premieres:
The VSMF is excited to announce that we are accepting four composers for our Opera Composition program. Accepted individuals for this program will have a one act opera performed in conjunction with the vocal arts program. Composers must submit a piano score by December 1st and completed orchestration by April 15th. Instrumentation will be discussed after the admittance of a participant. There are stylistic restrictions.

Choral Composition Premieres:
Accepted participants to the Choral Composition Program will have their new choral works premiered by one of Vienna's leading professional choirs. Works can be accompanied with piano or for unaccompanied Choir. Performances will take place in one of Vienna's premiere concert facilities.

More information available here: