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Summary:Composition Programme
Deadline: 05 January 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
-Live and live-streamed premiere of newly composed work by one of three professional ensembles-in-residence
-High-quality, mastered audio of newly composed work in studio recording session
-Concert video recording from live premiere, featured on our YouTube channel
-Four private, 1-hour lessons with our world-class composition faculty members
-Dedicated rehearsal time with our ensembles-in-residence
-Attendance of guest lectures with leading music specialists
-Housing and meals for the duration of the festival

Applicants to Connecticut Summerfest's Composition Program will be asked to submit two (2) representative scores and recordings, which are to be no longer than 15 minutes in combined duration. Single movements or excerpted scores and recordings may be submitted. Both acoustic and electronic/electroacoustic submissions will be accepted for adjudication.
Because this is a blind application, submitted scores and recordings must not include the composer's name, geographic location, or any information about commissioning parties. Submitted scores and recordings must not only omit this information in text on the score, it also must be omitted from file names and metadata. Failure to omit this information will lead to disqualification of application. Only mp3 audio files may be submitted; video files will not be accepted.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before June 11, 2020.

Composers invited to the festival may choose to compose either an acoustic or electroacoustic work, as the festival will have access to a stereo sound system. Any additional equipment, software, or personnel the piece would need must be provided by the composer. Invited composers will be asked to give a presentation of their music at one of the daily composition seminars.