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 RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop
Summary:Composition Workshop
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: The RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop will help composers widen their creative perspectives and hone their craft through open rehearsals with guest performers Onix Ensamble, and seminars with distinguished guest faculty composers William Bolcom and Gabriela Lena Frank, and resident faculty composers Martha Horst, Roy Magnuson, and Carl Schimmel. Invited participants will each compose a 5- to 10-minute piece for Onix Ensamble. Each composition will be carefully rehearsed during the Festival, and will be premiered at a formal concert. Each composer will receive a recording of his or her piece. Professor Bolcom, Ms. Frank, and the resident faculty composers will also attend rehearsals, offering comments and suggestions. Participants will discuss their compositional ideas, techniques, and aesthetics with the faculty and other fellows. In addition, each student composer will have the opportunity to meet with the faculty composers individually or as part of group lessons. Each day of the Festival culminates in an evening concert featuring contemporary music performed by the guest ensembles or members of the School of Music faculty.

Guest Composers
William Bolcom
Gabriela Lena Frank

Guest Artists
Onix Ensamble

Faculty
Martha Horst
Roy Magnuson
Carl Schimmel

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students.

DINING AND HOUSING
Dinners will be organized and paid for by the RED NOTE New Music Festival. Workshop participants will be responsible for their other meals, and for their own lodging. Normal, Illinois is a university town with many dining options within walking distance. RED NOTE will assist workshop participants in finding appropriate lodging; options range from staying with one of our student composers at no extra cost, to a room at the Marriott hotel near campus for a discounted rate. We will facilitate room shares and transportation to reduce lodging costs.

TUITION
$300 (due by November 30, 2017)

REFUND POLICY
We do not offer refunds for our workshop. All fees are non-refundable.

HOW TO APPLY
• Submit an ANONYMOUS pdf AND audio file (mp3 or MIDI) of your best work for chamber ensemble, via this link.
• The submitted pdf’s and audio files must be free of names and identifying marks.
• No application fee is required. However, please note that if you would like to submit your work in the Composition Competition you must submit it again separately via the Composition Competition link on the RED NOTE homepage.
• SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 15, 2017.
• 6-8 selected applicants will be notified by email, by November 15, 2017.
• The selected applicants must each compose a new work for Onix Ensamble. Score and parts to the new composition must be received by Festival Director, Roy Magnuson, no later than February 15, 2018. Alternatively, if the composition submitted with your application has NOT received a previous performance, and is scored for a subset of Onix Ensamble’s available instrumentation, you may request that this piece be rehearsed and premiered in lieu of a new composition

Questions? Please contact Roy Magnuson (rdmagnu@ilstu.edu).
Web Site:finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red-note/workshop/
Email:rdmagnu@ilstu.edu

 Laura Schwendinger Residency
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 21 January 2018
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Residency Statement
I welcome the opportunity to explore and discuss the act of creating art music, through discussion with my fellow composers and to listen to and talk about, the music we create. I am fascinated with what inspires composers and the techniques they use in their compositions, and would welcome composers who are interested in discussing these questions, and any other ideas related to them. When I present my own works, I try to describe my personal approach and its intersection with visual arts, as well as my efforts to create a music in which craft and inspiration meet to make something that goes as deeply into expressivity as possible.

I suggest that if you are also a performer, that you bring your instrument, so we can experiment with ideas as they come during our sessions, and try out works in progress together.

Application requirements
Prospective Associates should submit:
1. two representative PDF scores with corresponding sound files (no larger than 15 mb) or web links (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
2. a brief resume (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
3. short bio, 400-word max. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
4. If you are planning on bringing an instrument, a sound file sample of your playing would also be encouraged, if it is to be part of your participation in the residency.

Residency Fee: $900
Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance
Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25
Click here to Apply!
Web Site:atlanticcenterforthearts.org/master-artist/laura-schwendinger-composer/

 Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: 01 October 2017
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: ETHOS
The aim of the residency is to bring expert practitioners and practising sound artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds together to create and experience new work in a supportive and stimulating environment.

THE RESIDENCY
Estalagem will be hosting the third Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics from 4th – 14th January 2018 in Ponta do Sol, on the Island of Madeira.

Under the guidance of the Invited Artists, participants have the opportunity to work collaboratively, to present work (or prepared repertoire), to attend masterclasses, concerts and talks, in the stunning environment of Ponta do Sol, with accommodation and meals provided by Estalgem da Ponta do Sol. During the course of the residency there will be performances by the Invited Artists (including contemporary acoustic music as well as works with live electronics). Composers and performers are welcome to present their own work collaboratively and individually during the residency, as well as in more informal settings.

INVITED ARTISTS
The residency is pleased to announce that the invited artists attending this year are composer and sound artist Patricia Alessandrini (Goldsmiths, University of London); flautist Richard Craig (Bangor University/University of Huddersfield/SMASH); solo violinist and chamber interpreter of modern music, Karin Hellqvist (Oslo Sinfonietta/Curious Chamber Players); flautist Keiko Murakami (Linea Ensemble/oh-ton ensemble); and composer, sound artist, performer and researcher Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM/Goldsmiths/Royal College of Music). They will be joined by guest artist and event co-ordinator Sarah Westwood (Goldsmiths, University of London).

PARTICIPATION
All information regarding applying to the residency can be found under 'apply' pages, including the application form, the guidelines, what is included in the residency and cost.

The application process has now begun and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
Web Site:www.madeiraresidency.com

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.


We strive to cultivate a space that encourages collaborative and individual creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. With our Residency Program, artists from wide range of disciplines will be able to come together, ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.


We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.


Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.



At the Mill we have a full metal and wood-working shop, and spaces for building, cooking, filming, photographing, performance, and large-scale drawing, sculpture and painting. Our spaces are flexible and you are invited to create your own. Currently, the second floor of the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. However, the shop is still available for everyone to use. In addition to the Mill we also have our barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the house.



One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

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You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

The duration of your stay can vary from one week to three months. The fee per 2016/2017, covering accommodation and access to the facilities, starts at $175 per week.

We are accepting applications continuously and will review them on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions regarding our residency program, please send us an email.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to

Arts Letters & Numbers!
Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/programs/residency-1/

 Opportunity: New Voices, Talent Development Programme
Summary:Register interest for programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Details: Date: Registration closes, noon on Tues 17th Oct
Produced by: Sound and Music
New Voices: a new Talent Development Programme for new ideas, new sounds and new music

Do you create or compose your own music or sound? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

Taking the successful models, wonderful partnerships and expertise from our previous Embedded and Portfolio Programmes, as well as our Pathways Programme we are thrilled to announce and introduce you to New Voices, Sound and Music's reimagined Talent Development Programme.

We are looking for composers and artists creating their own original new music and sound to be part of New Voices

New Voices aims to be representative of the diverse range of composers working across the UK today.

Overview

Become part of New Voices, an 18 month Talent Development Programme tailored to your needs
Get the benefit of 6 months of bespoke, external and expert coaching and mentoring
Explore and realise your creative ideas and ambitions, in your own style, in your own way
Join a network of your creative peers from across the UK, who will be going through the New Voices programme at the same time as you
Be part of a unique supportive residential weekend with these peers and with Sound and Music staff
Make public facing work for audiences, through your own creative activity and collaborations, and/or through working with other organisations
Receive a bursary of £1,500, travel and accommodation expenses, plus a production grant of up to £6,000 if you are organising the final public outcome yourself
Work with Sound and Music to explore digital as well as live outcomes of your work
Sound good?

Great. At this stage, you only need to register your interest, and then we will get in contact to discuss and to find out if this opportunity is a good fit.

If you need any other support to access this opportunity, or need this information in another format then we’re here to help, so please do contact us: Director of Programmes, richard.whitelaw@soundandmusic.org

Keep reading to find out more.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects/opportunity-registration-open-new-voices-talent-development-programme

 2017 Composer’s Day: Writing for Opera and Bassoon Saturday 11th November – 11am-4pm
Summary:Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 22 September 2017
Date Posted: 06 September 2017
Details: The 2017 soundfestival annual Composer’s Day takes place on Saturday 11th November in Aberdeen. The two different composing themes for the day are opera and the endangered instrument the bassoon.

The day will consist of workshops, talks, and one-to-one surgeries led by leading composers Benedict Mason and Errollyn Wallen. The aim of the day is to give opportunities for composers to improve technical skills in contemporary composition for the bassoon and the genre of opera as well as developing general compositional ideas.

The renowned bassoonist Pascal Gallois will be joining us in the afternoon to lead a masterclass and he will select new pieces to workshop as part of the session. The masterclasses will be open to members of the public. We are inviting composers to submit repertoire for this element of the day.

Scope:

Your piece must be for solo bassoon
Your piece should be no longer than five minutes long
You can write something new, or send in an unperformed work from your existing repertoire

How to Apply

The deadline for submitting a completed PDF score will Friday 22nd September 2017.
Please email your score to admin@sound-scotland.co.uk You must also complete an application form with your details (can be downloaded from http://sound-scotland.co.uk/news/call-for-composers-2) and email it with your score.
If video examples are available, applicants can additionally submit web links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) by copying the URL in the application form.
Please note that you must be able to attend the masterclass in Aberdeen on the 11th November. Please note it costs £10 to attend the day.

We will let you know if your composition has been selected for masterclass by Friday 29th September 2017.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact admin@sound-scotland.co.uk or phone 01330 826526.
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/2017-composers-day-writing-for-opera-and-bassoon-saturday-11th-november-11am-4pm/

 RMN Music
Summary:Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 August 2017
Details: CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION
Workshop, Concert & Networking event
Central London
Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th November 2017 – 10:00 to 17:00

2 days of networking events and workshops, to meet fellow composers and musicians and discuss about contemporary techniques and innovations.

ABOUT THE EVENT
Through the workshop’s framework participants will have the opportunity to share, discover and discuss some of the most important 20th and 21st century contemporary techniques.

During this intensive workshop & networking event we will take a look at how to expand and integrate the knowledge of tonal music with the main compositional techniques used by twentieth century composers and musicians; we will get ideas on how to investigate and contextualise the 20th-century music scores; we will see at examples on how to deconstruct compositional systems to associate them into new combinations and get a different perspective of the aforesaid procedures.

With the pianist in residence we will see those concepts applied in real situations through examples taken from various scores and open discussions.

This workshop is highly interactive and participants may bring their own works, and share solutions and systems they’ve found while working on past compositions or while studying contemporary scores.

A piano concert will take place at the end of each day and we want to include 6 new works selected through a Call for Scores. Please visit this page to submit your work and get the chance to have your work selected and performed.

The program of the concert (to be announced soon) will include works by: Ligeti, Berio, Lachenmann, Adams, Debussy, Scriabin

Who’s it for?
This workshop is ideal for composers and musicians, as well as for arranger, producers, sound designer, and any other music professional who wants to better understand this essential part of contemporary music making.

Where is it?
Peregrine Piano, Room 3, 137A Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8TU. Map and directions will be provided in the full event package after registration

How much does it cost?
£69 for two full days.
£49 for a single day.

For more information, including full syllabus:
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/contemporary-composition-workshop/

 Mentor program with Peter Eötvös for composers and conductors
Summary:Composing Mentoring Programme
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: 01 Jan - 31 Dec, 2018

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation is announcing a mentoring program for young professional conductors and composers for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Leading professors of the program: Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer). For all working periods we are inviting renowned guest professors and musicians. The detailed program for 2018 is already announced here, the program of 2019 and 2020 will be promoted later, with a similar working pattern.The foundation provides accommodation and travel costs for the selected young artists and they can participate in the programs free of charge, as part of the mentoring program. The mentored young artists will get the chance to have special consultations with orchestra managers, festival managers, communication specialists and they could also visit great concerts halls, opera houses and widen their professional network.

Application deadline: 31 October 2017 (only online!)
Audition dates: 10-11 December 2017
closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Web Site:eotvosmusicfoundation.org/menu/53/mentoring-program

 Composition workshop 2017
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: Nuova Consonanza announces the 2017 edition of the De musica, ovvero la fabbrica della creatività composition workshop led by German composer Detlev Glanert, in December 2017 in Rome. The course is addressed to composers. International students, both graduate and undergraduate, are mostly welcome. Sessions will be held in English or Italian depending on participants needs.

Exact dates, rules, and location will be announced soon on www.nuovaconsonanza.it

Deadline: November 15, 2017.
Web Site:www.nuovaconsonanza.it/index.php?collegamento=165616606313

 Compose Yourself!
Summary:Woodwind workshop
Deadline: 20 October 2017
Date Posted: 05 July 2017
Details: WORKSHOP: Composing for Flute
with composer Jenny Jackson and flautist Rachel Shirley

This one-day workshop will guide you through the process of composing your own short piece for flute, culminating with an informal performance and recording of all completed pieces. There will be group activities and individual writing time (with one-to-one support from Jenny and Rachel) with plenty of opportunities to hear outcomes and make revisions as your piece progresses. You can compose in any style although the course will be structured to mimic Jenny's own writing practice, starting with a simple line-drawing activity to generate shapes and gestures before developing your piece step-by-step. This will be done by considering the overall character and how it can be affected by pitch choice, tempo, articulation, dynamics and timbral colour. More traditional starting points such as key, time signature and meter will be put to one side as you are are encouraged to imagine, explore and discover.

The course will include a demonstration of the flute, covering useful technical information and practical considerations - such as breathing! - so that you can compose a piece which capitalises on the characteristic sound of the flute whilst being inventive but physically playable, and as successful as possible.

This workshop is ideal for adults with little or no composing experience who want to 'have a go' in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don't worry: there are lots of tricks to make sure you don't get stuck! 18+

Saturday 21st October 2017
10am - 4pm

Cost: £55*

BOOK HERE

Shirley House
31 Psalter Lane
Sheffield S11 8YL
Web Site:www.jennyjacksoncomposer.com/workshops-courses-classes/compose-yourself

 SOUND LAUNCH
Summary:Composition Courses
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 June 2017
Details: SOUND LAUNCH provides tailor-made courses and projects in performance, composition, technology and the music business. These are run by professional and qualified tutors.

In the courses musicians are given the opportunity to improvise & jam, compose, arrange, write & co-write; whilst being infused with an awareness of different musical styles, genres and tastes & obtaining a fully accredited qualification.

Its nurturing arena is the perfect setting in which to explore and challenge personal creativity & confidence, as well as refining performance techniques and stage presence, through regular playing and gigs. The recording sessions offer the ultimate experience and an unmissable opportunity in which to fuse all the effort and achievements that have been made during the various courses.

It is an invaluable space to collaborate & meet with other like minded musicians, working hard but having fun!

SoundCheck
Jam, Improvise & Compose with Melody, Harmony & Rhythm Experts. An essential guide for all performers & songwriters.

Rising Artists’ Platform (RAP)
Weekly courses held at Schools, Colleges & Music Centres. In Songwriting, Performance & Music Technology with live Recording Experiences and Gigs.

Development of Recording Artists (DORA) Age 15+
Weekly Courses & Masterclasses in Performance, Songwriting, Recording & Media. With Recording Sessions, Gigs & Festivals and Media Live Lounge sessions. The Perfect Platform to Launch From & Become a Well Informed, Fully Equipped & Supported Artist.

Media Live Lounge Be Filmed, Photographed & Recorded for your Media Channels. Refine Your Stage Presence & Confidence, Air Your Music on Radio & Learn How to Interview, Present Yourself, & Market Your Music.

Recording Studio Experiences Production and Sound Engineering. Mixing, Mastering & Mic Positioning. Build A Studio.

• Banners/Backdrops & Album Art Workshop

• Training, Mentoring & Apprenticeships

• The Music Dr - How to survive & support yourself
• in the Music Industry

• Voice Coaching

• One to One Consultancy available
Web Site:www.soundlaunch.co.uk/music-courses-devon.html

 COMPOSING FOR PERCUSSION 2017
Summary:Percussion Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: As an ensemble, Cisum shares a goal of expanding and developing the styles and capabilities within modern day percussion literature. The vast wealth of backgrounds the ensemble possesses span a plethora of musical styles and creates a unique environment in which anything is possible. The group revels in the performance of a crossbreed of styles such as contemporary classical music, rock, minimalism, funk, jazz, combined with the use of visual arts and theater. Constantly seeking out new works and composers, Cisum Percussion continues to explore this genre-melding sound world.

In an effort to further expand their educational outreach, and to more easily give composers the tools they need for success, Cisum Percussion presents a three (3) day workshop with a focus on writing for percussion. Twelve (12) composers will be selected as fellows for the program to receive one-on-one access to rehearsals/instruction as well as free admissions to concerts and masterclasses. Each of the composer fellows will receive a world premiere and a recording of a new work written for percussion. Cisum Percussion views this opportunity not only as a learning experience for composers, but rather an opportunity to create career-long relationships between musicians and composers.



WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

The workshop is being hosted in Brooklyn, NY from October 6-8, 2017

Day One

The first day consists of six (6) rehearsal slots for the composer fellows. These rehearsals are closed to the public in order to give full attention to the detail of each piece of music. Composer fellows are welcome to take notes, make rehearsal recordings and become hands-on with the instruments. We are there to bring your creation to life.

After rehearsals, Cisum Percussion will host the first masterclass of the weekend. The first masterclass is open to the public and will feature varied repertoire from the standards to brand new works. They will tackle problems and solutions when writing for percussion in varied ensemble settings. (guest speakers to be announced)

Day Two

The second day consists of the six (6) remaining rehearsal slots for the composer fellows. These rehearsals are closed to the public in order to give full attention to the detail of each piece of music. Composer fellows are welcome to take notes, make rehearsal recordings and become hands-on with the instruments. We are there to bring your creation to life.

After rehearsals, Cisum Percussion will host the first concert of the weekend. The first concert is open to the public and will feature six (6) world premieres by the visiting composer fellows. The concert will be recorded on video and audio as well as live streamed through Facebook.

Day Three

Cisum Percussion will host the second masterclass of the weekend. The second masterclass is open to the public and will feature varied repertoire from the standards to brand new works. They will tackle problems and solutions when writing for percussion in varied ensemble settings. (guest speakers to be announced)

After the masterclass, Cisum Percussion will host the second concert of the weekend. The second concert is open to the public and will feature the remaining six (6) world premieres by the visiting composer fellows. The concert will be recorded on video and audio as well as live streamed through Facebook.

Web Site:www.cisumpercussion.com/workshop-overview/

 Soundfly's new online course with Tim Hansen teaches you the fundamentals of Composition
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: SOUNDFLY'S NEW COURSE TEACHES YOU THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC COMPOSITION & DEEPENS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF EMPLOYING THEORYhttps://soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craftUse code: SOUNDANDMUSIC for 20% off!As a composer, there are many different tools in your tool belt that can bring interest and originality to your music. You can use time signatures to add complexity, tonality to add emotional pull, rhythm to add drive, or something else to create some other unique dynamic. This course will take you through the essential elements of modern composing. Led by Australian composer Tim Hansen, you'll explore the beat, time signatures, rhythm, tonality, timbre, texture, and structure, with key examples to demonstrate along the way. By the end of this course, you'll be able to employee these tools more effectively in your compositions.This one-of-a-kind month-long course combines fun instructional videos, step-by-step guides, downloadable resources, and professional support and feedback to help you unlock your vision for notated music. You'll have the opportunity to get personal mentorship and consulting from an industry expert, as well as access to a revolving-door community of fellow students and advisors. Now who's ready to get composing?
Web Site:soundfly.com/courses/introduction-to-the-composers-craft