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 Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Summary:Adult Summer Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: All participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat take classes, sing in chorus, attend improvisation workshops, hear concerts, and participate in Composers Forums. Courses include the Walden School Musicianship Course, seminars on Contemporary Topics, and courses in electronic music. Our Composer-In-Residence is on campus all week, moderating three Composers Forums, conducting master classes, and giving private composition lessons. In 2018, the Mivos Quartet returns as our Ensemble-in-Residence.

 Walden School Young Musicians Program
Summary:Summer Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: The Walden School Young Musicians Program provides an unparalleled creative summer experience for musically inclined students ages 9 to 18.

Part school, part camp, and part festival, the program convenes each summer for five weeks in the beautiful Monadnock region in Dublin, New Hampshire. Through rigorous and innovative daily instruction, students hone their musical and creative skills within a supportive community of like-minded peers and mentors, with a goal of improvising and composing original works.

Surround yourself with the beauty of Mount Monadnock in Dublin, New Hampshire.
Situated on 365 wooded acres, the Dublin campus is perfect for getting away. Mountain hikes, swimming in Dublin Lake, shopping trips, sports, dances, and open mic nights create a strong community. The Dublin campus comprises 10 buildings, including the Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall, arts building and studios, and library. Each summer, the academic buildings become music studios with 20 pianos, two of which are concert grands.

The Walden School fosters a climate of mutual respect so all may take the creative risks necessary for artistic growth. We encourage everyone to listen to and learn from themselves, as well as from one another.

Learning at Walden is grounded in the school’s unique musicianship course, utilizing improvisation and composition for musical growth. Students take courses on theory, composition, literature, computer music, and chorus. By the end of the summer, each student has completed at least one composition. Guest artists, faculty members, and fellow students perform and critique these newly composed works.

Our staff takes an active role in Walden’s community. The faculty lives alongside the students, eats meals together, and participates in school-wide activities. We believe that by participating together, we can create an environment where community develops and creativity flourishes. Our faculty hold degrees from acclaimed institutions, such as the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and more.

 Irish Composition Summer School 2018
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: 08 June 2018
Date Posted: 02 May 2018
Details: COMPOSITION COURSE July 4th - 13th €350
Observer: €30 per day

This entitles participants to attend lectures and workshops only. Observers should fill in the form on this brochure and write a cover note marked ‘observer’ indicating the number of days they wish to attend

The Irish Composition Summer School started as the Ennis Composition Summer School, founded in 1983 by John Buckley, and has been responsible for over thirty years of excellence in composition teaching by Irish and international composers. Previous directors have included Deirdre Gribbin, James Wilson, John Buckley, Kevin O’Connell and Michael Alcorn. A majority of the most successful Irish composers of the last three decades have attended the Summer School. It has provided them the opportunity to work with leading names in composition— including Bent Sorensen, Poul Ruders, Christopher Fox, Liza Lim, Kevin Volans, Simon Bainbridge, Michael Finnissy, Nicola LeFanu, Jo Kondo, Clarence Barlow and Laura Elise Schwendinger, —and in performance, including Dorothy Dorow, Collette McGahon, Sylvia O’Brien, David Adams, Cassiopeia Winds, the Fidelio Trio, the Clarion Horn Trio and the ConTempo Quartet.

The ICSS would like to thank the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama for the generous hosting of the Summer School in 2018.
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Course Info

This year’s school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on contemporary writing for any combination of the available forces (2vn, va, vc), with optional electronics.
At the end of the course, the students’ works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Richard Whalley as Guest Director, who will present seminars on his own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students.

Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.

Please note the course does not provide accommodation.


The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students from postgraduate, to graduate, to Leaving Certificate students (aged 17+) taking contemporary composition as an elective.

The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure, the use of music technology and instrumental writing.



 C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective
Summary:Choral Composition Workshops
Deadline: 15 June 2018
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is pleased to announce PREMIERES, a series of two workshops intended to foster growth in choral composition. C4 will present the selected works in public concerts on Saturday, October 13 and Saturday, December 1, 2018 in New York City.

The PREMIERES workshops will offer composers the opportunity to have their piece rehearsed and performed by the C4 Ensemble in New York City, receiving guidance from the group along the way. The nature of these workshops will allow for composers to make changes to their score as needed throughout the rehearsal process, culminating in a New York City premiere and concert recording of their piece. Space is limited, but all submitted scores will be considered. If you are unable to travel to New York City, you will be able to take part in the workshops remotely.

The deadline for submission is Friday, June 15, 2018.

• C4 will accept up to 10 composers to participate in PREMIERES.
• All pieces will be conducted by C4 conductors.
• Selected composers will be assigned a mentor composer from within C4, from whom they will receive feedback and advice both before rehearsals begin and throughout the rehearsal process, providing the participating composers a chance to revise their piece, the score layout, etc. before the first rehearsal and throughout the workshop. Selected composers will also receive feedback from the conductor of their piece throughout the process.
• Composers will have the opportunity to make revisions to their scores during the rehearsal process. Scores will be printed in binder/loose-leaf format so that individual pages can easily be replaced.
• Each selected piece will be granted approximately 90 minutes of rehearsal time over the course of five rehearsals, with each piece receiving the same amount of time per rehearsal; please keep this in mind when considering the difficulty level of the piece(s) you submit. A rehearsal pianist will be available for some of the rehearsals as needed.
• In your application, composers may select their preferred workshop dates. The two performance dates are October 13 and December 1, 2018. There will be five rehearsals and one dress rehearsal to prepare for each performance. C4 will take date preferences into consideration, but cannot guarantee that all composers will receive their preferred date.
• Selected participants who cannot travel to New York City may participate in rehearsals and watch the performance remotely.
• The pieces performed in the PREMIERES workshop concerts may be considered for future performance by C4.
• Composers will be provided with a high-quality live recording of their piece from its concert performance.
• The participation fee for selected composers is $400.

• Pieces must have been written within the last 10 years.
• Submissions must not have been publicly performed before, even if a piece has been extensively revised since its last performance.
• Pieces must be for a cappella choir only.
• Length of submissions should be around three to seven minutes.
• C4 is a 25-voice choir (approximately six on a part). Voicing should not exceed the capability of the group. C4 will consider all submissions regardless of difficulty level.
• Pieces can be for men’s, women’s, or mixed chorus.
• No more than three pieces may be submitted for consideration (though only one piece will be selected per composer).
• Text used for pieces must either be in the public domain or have documented permission for use.

• PDF(s) scores for submitted work(s)
• Proof of permission for any non-public domain texts in your submitted works

• Resume/CV
• Audio file(s) for submitted work(s). Audio files are not strictly required, but for practical reasons, C4 reserves the right to give preference to pieces with accompanying audio files.
• Website


 Claussen-Simon Foundation
Summary:PhD opera funding opportunity
Deadline: 25 May 2018
Date Posted: 19 April 2018
Details: Kompositions- und Promotionsstipendium - Ausschreibung 2018
Zum zweiten Mal nach 2015 schreibt die Claussen-Simon-Stiftung in Kooperation mit der Hamburgischen Staatsoper und dem Institut für kulturelle Innovationsforschung an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg ein Kompositions- und Promotionsstipendium aus. Die Förderung beginnt am 1. Oktober 2018 und läuft zwei Jahre. Im Rahmen des Förderprogramms Dissertation Plus der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung wird der/die Träger/-in des Opernstipendiums an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater eine künstlerisch-wissenschaftliche Dissertation zur Erlangung des akademischen Grads Doctor scientiae musicae schreiben. Im Auftrag der Hamburgischen Staatsoper wird er oder sie parallel eine abendfüllende Kammeroper komponieren, die im Frühjahr 2021 an der opera stabile zur Uraufführung kommen wird.

Bewerbungen können bis zum 25. Mai 2018 bei der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung eingereicht werden.

Voraussetzungen für die Bewerbung sind ein abgeschlossenes Masterstudium sowie der Nachweis über eine Qualifikation zur wissenschaftlichen bzw. künstlerischen Forschungsarbeit, die auch zur Promotion berechtigt, sowie Deutschkenntnisse DAF, mindestens Level B1. Der/Die Stipendiat/-in sollte herausragende Fähigkeiten in der zeitgenössischen Musiktheaterproduktion zeigen, über ein überdurchschnittliches Reflexionsniveau verfügen und besonderes Interesse an einer Promotion haben. Das Höchstalter für Bewerber/-innen ist 35 Jahre. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in der Ausschreibung.


Composition and PhD scholarship - Call for applications 2018
For the second time since 2015, the Claussen-Simon Foundation is writing a composition and doctoral scholarship in cooperation with the Hamburg State Opera and the Institute for Cultural Innovation Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Hamburg . The funding starts on October 1, 2018 and runs for two years. As part of the sponsorship program Dissertation Plus of the Claussen Simon Foundation, the holder of the Opera Fellowship will write an artistic-scientific dissertation at the University of Music and Drama to obtain the academic degree Doctor scientiae musicae. On behalf of the Hamburg State Opera, he or she will compose a full-length chamber opera in parallel, which will be premiered in the spring of 2021 at the opera stable.

Applications can be submitted to the Claussen Simon Foundation by May 25, 2018.
Prerequisites for the application are a completed master's program as well as proof of a qualification for scientific or artistic research work, which also entitles to a doctorate, as well as German language proficiency DAF, at least level B1. The scholarship holder should demonstrate outstanding skills in contemporary music theater production, have an above-average level of reflection and are particularly interested in a doctorate. The maximum age for applicants is 35 years. Further information can be found in the invitation to tender.

 International Summer Academy of Music
Summary:Summer Course and Composition Competition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2018
Details: MUSIC COMPOSITION masterclasses will be taught interchangeably by Prof. Ofer Ben-Amots (Colorado College, USA) and Prof. Jan Jirasek (Prague, Czech Republic)

Students can bring with them any current project they would like to develop or complete. Additionaly, all students will have an opportunity to participate in the chamber composition contest and will be able to work with professional performers during the second week. Participating compositions will be performed in an open concert during the competition on the second Thursday. The composer's matinee with all compositions will be recorded.


All ISAM participating composers are invited to partake in an international competition annually. This competition is intended to increase the excitement, energy, and creativity among our hand-picked young and talented composers, while at the same time generate a harvest of new, beautiful, and highly artistic works. The competition carries the name and blessed memory of ISAM co-founder, composer, pianist, musicologist, teacher, and visionary leader, professor Joseph Dorfman (1940-2006.). Winning compositions will be repeated at the Gala Concert and prize giving ceremony. EVery year the composers are give a theme or motives by another another composer of whom we celebrate a significant anniversiry. In 2017 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Darius Milhaud with themea typical of his musical language. In 2018 the themes will be taken out of Claude Debussy's music in commemoration of the 100th anniversiry of his untimely death in 1918. Find the themes here

For more information click here:

Summary:Masterclass opportunity
Deadline: 29 July 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: She Lives is pleased to announce its Master class in Composition 2018.
Our musical association had the privilege to work with some of the most important institutions and artists in the international panorama: Solisti della Scala di Milano, Roma Opera House, Accademia Chigiana, Filarmonica Romana, Fondazione Scelsi, Royal Embassy of Norway, Swiss Institute in Rome, and great artists such as Peter Eötvös and Lasse Thoresen.

General Info
Period: 25-29 August 2018
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: piano and string quartet (members of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 29 August – House of Music. Budapest

Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia

Sidney Corbett / Alessio Elia
– On writing for string quartet, with analytic examples from Ligeti, Scelsi and Lachenmann (and Beethoven and Bartók over our shoulders)

Alessio Elia
– Microtonality: from Spectralism to Polysystemism. From the overtone series to the simultaneous employment of different tuning systems.
(Seminar based on lectures held at Cité de la Musique, The Hungarian Academy of Arts and Chigiana Academy)
Sidney Corbett
– San Paolo, opera after an unrealised screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini
– Window technique: a way of managing proportions in musical composition with regard to metre, tempo, harmonic rhythm, density, register and dynamics
The pieces of the students are analyzed and discussed by Corbett and Elia from the point of view of compositional techniques and aesthetics. The conductor and editor Andreas Luca Beraldo will provide instead a conductorial and editorial approach.

Active students are entitled to attend the courses, and invited to discuss their own works with professors during individual meetings. They can also take part to the final concert with a piece written for the ensemble in residence.

Passive participants are entitled to attend the courses and the discussions of active students about their works, but they cannot discuss their own works with the professors.
Passive participants are invited to attend the rehearsals and the final concert of active students, but they cannot propose their own works.

The course is held in English.
Individual meetings can be done in the following languages:
Sidney Corbett: English, German, Spanish
Alessio Elia: English, Italian, German, Hungarian

The course provides the performance of the students pieces during the final concert (Wednesday, 29 August – h. 19:30, House of Music).
Composers are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):

Piano and string quartet
The piece can be written for any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group and must not be longer than 7 minutes.
Scores and parts, preferably written with a music notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.), must be sent as a pdf file no later than 29 July 2018, to the following e-mail address:

To apply, send a CV and a piece written for the ensemble in residence (any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group, and no longer than 7 minutes) by the deadline, which is 29 July 2018. Within one week of submission the applicant will be notified about participation either as an active or passive student. Subsequently it will be necessary to pay the registration fee in accordance with the result of the application process.
Students who wish to apply directly as passive participants should send only a copy of their identity card or passport, and pay the registration fee.

Course Fees
Active Students: 560 €
Listeners: 300

The fees should be sent to the following Bank Account
Associazione SHE LIVES
IBAN: IT17H0335901600100000131702
BIC/SWIFT (per le transazioni internazionali): BCITITMX
Banca Prossima – Filiale di Milano, Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10, 20121 Milano
SHE LIVES Address: Piazza della Libertà 20, 00192 – Roma (Italy).

Deadline for enrollment and delivery of the pieces and parts
29 July 2018


 Music Gardens Foundation
Summary:Summer Course for Composers
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: The Music Gardens Foundation is pleased to invite young composers (no age limit!) from all over the world to participate in the 2018 edition of the International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS, which will be held in Radziejowice (near Warsaw, Poland) between July 29 and August 10, 2018.

The participants of this year’s edition of the Course will have an opportunity to attend lectures and individual meetings with such renowned composers as Chen Yi (China/USA), Brigitte Muntendorf (Austria), Ondřej Adámek (Czech Republic) and Johannes Kreidler (Germany), as well as the Course’s artists-in-residence: members of the E-MEX Ensemble (Germany). At the SYNTHETIS 2018 final concert, these talented artists will perform some of the works composed during the Course.

Traditionally, the SYNTHETIS events will be held at the Radziejowice Palace - a beautiful complex situated 50 km from Warsaw. The venue, surrounded by a picturesque landscape and originally dating back to the 17th century, thanks to its unique atmosphere has become a work facility for artists, writers, musicians and painters. Its intimate character provides excellent conditions to cre- ate both highly cooperative environment and creativity-enhancing atmosphere.

SYNTHETIS, created and directed by Zygmunt Krauze, is a successful reactivation of the le- gendary composition courses initiated in 1980 by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. The key objective of the Course is to allow each and every participant not only to develop his or her artistic skills, but also to work in an environment where exchange of experience is essential.

Deadline for application is May 31.

More information and on-line application form available at: We would appreciate the distribution of the information about the Course.

Best regards,
Organizers of SYNTHETIS 2018 —

Facebook: Composition Course Synthetis
 The Course is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

 Snow Pond Composers Workshop
Summary:Creative development course for composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: June 10 – June 20, 2018

The Snow Pond Composers Workshop at Snow Pond Music Festival is a week of intensive input and experiences for creative growth for composers at both the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to private lessons and Master Class sessions with faculty composers, participants will explore new imaginative territories with immersion instructional and practicum sessions on improvisation, and an array of techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions. Time will be provided for on-site composing, and participants will have a short piece for violin, viola, and/or flute performed, critiqued, and recorded by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo, Hannah Levinson, and Peter H. Bloom. In addition to welcoming traditional approaches to composition, we are also receptive to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.

Program Highlights
• Master Class sessions and private lessons with faculty composers.
• Instructional sessions dedicated both to honing traditional compositional skills and to intensively exploring a wide range of approaches to improvisation. These include both techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions and presentations on interactive computer systems for use by improvising musicians.
• Exploration of the violin, viola, and flutes (bass, alto, concert, and piccolo) through presentations, readings, and performances of short pieces by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo, Hannah Levinson, and Peter H. Bloom.
• Receptive to both traditional composition and to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.
• Time for composing and processing new materials and ideas.
• Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional staff.
• Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront, recreational equipment and facilities.

 Listen Image Compose
Summary:Training course for teachers
Deadline: 28 June 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: Register for the Listen Imagine Compose CPD course 2018/19 >>

We are looking for our next cohort of secondary school teachers to join this unique, accredited CPD course.

Listen Image Compose supports teachers in developing their skills and confidence in teaching composing though research and training.

"The best CPD I’ve ever had in terms of catering for my needs as a teacher and a musician." - Sarah Henton, Head of Music, Heart of England School

It is a partnership project between Sound and Music, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University which investigates how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools and draws on the expertise of teachers and their pupils, composers, music education academics and arts organisations.

Run as Continuing Professional Development course (with optional accredidation to Master's level) Listen Imagine Compose is designed to develop teacher's skills and confidence in teaching composition.

We are now accepting applications from teachers who are interested in doing the course in the next academic year.

If you have any questions please email

The course in short
The CPD is designed to offer secondary music teachers the opportunity to develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, GCSE and A level students.

• The course can be delivered across the UK in partnership with local hosts;
• The course delivery team includes Professor Martin Fautley, Professor Pam Burnard, Gary Spruce and Dr. Jonathan Savage, supoprted by professional composers and musicians;
• The course can be accredited by Birmingham City University at Level 7 (Certificate/ Diploma/ Masters);
• Students can be a mix of those who do and do not wish to be accredited, subject to a minimum of 4 being accredited;
• The year-long programme comprises 6 x 3 hour sessions plus additional time spent undertaking action research in the classroom and reflection on professional practice.

During the course teachers will:
• Reflect on what composing with young people entails;
• Learn new creative strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop pedagogic strategies for teaching composing;
• Develop existing schemes of work;
• Undertake Action Research;
• Are mentored by a leading academic and teacher trainer;
• Work with professional composers;
• Network and learn from other secondary music teachers participating in the CPD

Fill in the Application Form or contact Judith Robinson to discuss how Listen Imagine Compose can be delivered in your area.

"I have been the lead academic on Listen Imagine Compose since its inception in 2010, and have been researching how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools for many years, and LIC is a logical development from this. It offers sound research-based principles, coupled with a clear and logical CPD offer for teachers. I have enjoyed working on the pilot of the Listen Imagine Compose CPD with teachers, and am delighted that it is now being offered by Sound and Music as a Masters in Teaching and Learning, accredited by BCU."- Professor Martin Fautley, Professor of Education, Birmingham City University


Summary:Young Composers' Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: In Composer Conductor's INK STILL WET workshop, young composers work together with the Composer in Residence and the Tonkünstler Orchestra.

Grafenegg tinkers with the sounds of our time . In composer-conductor workshop INK STILL WET, Composer in Residence Ryan Wigglesworth works on the scores with young composers and performs them together with the Tonkunstler Orchestra under the direction of the workshop participants.

Wigglesworth knows that conducting forms your own musical language. His compositions emerge from deep processes in which he first interrogates himself. "I think it does not make sense to think of the audience at the first note," he says. "You have to forget that you write for an audience to find out what you want to say. Otherwise, everything becomes a manipulation. But in the end it's about the purity of the idea, and that usually reaches its audience. "A philosophy he will debate with the workshop participants.

The young composers can apply for a score in Grafenegg and are selected in a selection process. INK STILL WET is about questions of when a work is finished, what technical rules have to be followed, how to pour the hitherto unheard-of sound - and, above all, how to perform works that are just going to be performed. " in fresh ink »were noted and revised. For this practical implementation, the musicians of the Tonkünstler Orchestra work closely together with the Composer in Residence and the INK STILL WET participants.

INK STILL WET is as much a compositional workshop as a sound laboratory in which the foundations of music are measured in our present day. The results are finally heard in a large final concert in the auditorium. Admission to the concert is free.


"INK STILL WET" Composer Conductor Workshop with Ryan Wigglesworth at Grafenegg Festival 2018
17th - 21st August 2018


Please complete the application form and send it to usw[at] together with your letter of motivation, your artistic CV and the full score of the work you have composed and submitted for the workshop.


Summary:Choral Music Composing Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 January 2018
Details: For Composers and Conductors of Choral Music

June 22 - 29 2018

• 8-Day intensive workshop for emerging composers and conductors
• Faculty of world-class composers and conductors with an unparalleled high teacher/pupil ratio
• Composers: Work with highly-skilled and academically-fluent professional singers on compositions
• Conductors: Work with exceptionally flexible, genre-agnostic avocational singers accustomed to the unexpected
• Masterclasses from experts in both practical and inspirational topics
• Generous lab choir and podium time
• Individualized attention from clinicians, singers & peers
• Public concert of premieres and podium time for composers and conductors
• Open to applicants from a diverse range of music backgrounds and study/career stages
• Video & audio recordings from workshop sessions & performance


Our Difference
Now in its eighth year, The Choral Chameleon Institute is designed to immerse emerging composers and conductors of choral music in the intricacies of the choral idiom in a nurturing environment surrounded by respected professionals. It gives students an opportunity to explore and experiment with writing and conducting techniques in a ‘best-case scenario’. Generous lab and podium time is given to all participants to ensure maximum practical and hands-on experience. The spirit of innovation married with a traditional perspective on matters of musicianship work in tandem to provide our students with skills that can enable unlimited thinking.

For Composers:
With an intake of up to TWELVE composers per session, we offer a small student-teacher ratio. Composers benefit from MULTIPLE reading sessions with our lab choir of professionals, many of whom are themselves composers, arrangers, conductors and teachers - providing an unparalleled quality of dialogue. The layout of the program from Day 1 to Day 8 is designed to give enough time for students to study and write while also offering enriching classes and experiences to help stimulate the creative process and inspire the students. During the course of the Institute, many new pieces of choral music are cultivated and are ultimately publicly performed.


 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.


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,

Keep reading to find out more.

 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 THEORY 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?