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Announcing the inaugural PIANO LUNAIRE COMPOSERS’ SYMPOSIUM in 2020

 Announcing the inaugural PIANO LUNAIRE COMPOSERS’ SYMPOSIUM in 2020
Summary:Piano writing workshop
Deadline: 27 September 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
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)