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 Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival
Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Overview
The 2019 edition of the Composition Program at the Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival will showcase the music of emerging and established composers, and offer qualified composition program participants the opportunity to work with the VIPA Composition Program faculty members and performers in lessons, workshops and masterclasses. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to work with and have one piece performed by our resident performers at one of the VIPA concerts.

VIPA will also offer workshops and/or panel discussions on special topics. Participants will be able to get feedback from faculty members during reading sessions with soloists and ensembles-in-residence.

The program will take place on July 10-20, 2019, within the state-of-the-art facilities of the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo in the beautiful city of Valencia, Spain. All concerts will take place at the breath-taking Sala Mutant at the Las Naves artistic complex, located at the Barrio del Grau. Boasting a breathtaking coastline, a vibrant cultural life and world-class cuisine, Valencia is one of the most sought-after summer destinations in Europe.

January 15, 2019, with no application fee
Late applications will be accepted until February 15 with an application fee of €15.
Late application fees are payable through PayPal to and must be paid before applications are reviewed.

All application materials are to be sent electronically through the Composition Application Form. Please provide direct links to all your PDF, audio and/or video files. You will not be able to upload any files into the application.

PDF, audio, or video files should be uploaded to platforms such as YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, or SoundCloud, etc., or on any personal hosting space. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least May 20, 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE, RESUME or BIO in PDF (include: educational background, schools, teachers, degrees, awards, prizes, previous festivals attended, and any relevant performances and/or professional experience).

TWO (maximum) REPRESENTATIVE SCORES in PDF files and audio or video recordings (if available). VIPA encourages all participants to write new works to be premiered by one of our ensembles-in-residence during the festival; however, if you would like to have an existing work performed, submit it as one of the two representative scores and make note of this on the application form. Make sure such work is suitable to one of the ensembles-in-residence(ranging from solo to the full ensemble) and around eight (8) minutes or under in duration. Please refer to the information on the soloists and ensembles-in-residence page regarding the precise instrumentation and performers available.

Please note: While holding any communications with the VIPA administrative staff, we ask that you always include your full name and use the same email address for your submission, and any subsequent email correspondence with us.

Please indicate your prefered ensemble/instrumentation for your commissioned work. Please be advised that whereas we will consider your preference(s), we cannot guarantee that your choice(s) will be honored.

Option A (1-4 players): Mivos String Quartet
Option B (1-3 players): Brouwer Trio
Option C (1-5 players): VICE (available ensemble –in full or subset– will be assigned by the director of the Composition Program)

ELECTRONICS: Works involving electronics are eligible for performance by the Mivos Quartet. If the work is selected, we will provide equipment for stereo (2-channel) diffusion, including speakers, a FireWire audio interface (composers need to provide FireWire-USB adapter compatible with their computer), cables, and the necessary microphones. Composers using electronics will be expected to bring their own laptop, all necessary software, and any equipment needed beyond this support, and to run their own patch/software with the technical assistance of one staff member.

SELECTION PROCESS: Members of the composition faculty will review your work and credentials. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by late February and given their specific assigned commission. Scores and parts are due May 15, 2018. The composition program will accept a limited number of participants and auditors. All conditions of participation will be specified in the acceptance letter. Questions may be directed to: