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 C&R Summer School 2017
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: Monday 7 - Friday 11 August
1pm- 6pm daily

C&R’s first Summer School is aimed at artists, musicians, students and professionals and uses an open workshop model, where participants work towards self-directed projects.

This intensive week will give experienced sound practitioners the opportunity to go deeper and the sound curious the chance to learn a whole range of new skills.Working out of our unique 3D sound facility in Deptford, you’ll have the chance use the latest tools, including 3D microphones and our 13.2 playback system.

Participants will work on and off site using recording as an exploratory tool in order to test the potential of recording, processing and playback. The week will give you the opportunity to create a new project from scratch and realise it within the C&R space. We’ll support you in developing, realising and documenting the work.

Each day will take a theme:






There will be accompanying talks and visits by artists and practitioners

Areas covered include:
Field, close mic, binaural and 3D recording, installation design, editing, processing, data sonification, sound for product design, sound for film & moving image, spatialisation & diffusion, and sound for web.

£350 Full Price/ £250 Concession

To book please pay via PayPal via: , reference: C&R Summer School

 Kyiv Contemporary Music Days
Summary:Electroacoustic Masterclass
Deadline: 07 August 2017
Date Posted: 12 July 2017
Details: Platform for contemporary music Kyiv Contemporary Music Days is happy to anounce the launch of the masterclasses for electroacoustic music for composers of any age and nationality with tutors composers Åke Parmerud (Sweden), Alla Zagaykevych (Ukraine), Mehmet Can Özer (Turkey) and Jaime Reis (Portugal) which will take part on September, 4-10 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine

Students composers will have an opportunity to spend one week working in inspiring creative environment in the campus (accommodation and meal included) which is located on the nature within the city. Compositions of students will be performed on the final concert in the city-centre, together with works of tutors-composers.

The students will be also provided all support they might need during their time in Kyiv.

Working language of the masterclasses is English.

12 students will be selected

Each student will have:

• 2 lessons with composer Jaime Reis
• 2 lessons with composer Åke Parmerud
• 2 lessons with composer Mehmet Can Özer
• 2 lessons wih composer Alla Zagaykevych
• A possibility to write an electroacoustic (with or without live instruments, list of instruments will be sent to applicants) work up to 10 minutes that will be performed at the final concert on September, 10th. Alternatively, an already existing electroacoustic work of the student can be workshopped and performed.
• Accommodation and main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are also provided to all the students and are included in the participation fee.
• All students will have a possibility to attend all masterclasses and lessons with other participants.

The participation fee is 220 EUR
Participation fee for Ukrainian students is 2000 UAH
We also have the ability to provide grants to several participants

To submit an application, please send an email to Please include:

• 2-3 recent compositions (recordings and scores in PDF - if available - recordings and scores of instrumental compositions are also acceptable as additional material)
• Short bio or CV (indicate date of birth)
• Current photo
• Indicate whether you would want to write a new composition for the masterclasses
• Indicate whether you would like to apply for a grant (in this case please attach a motivation letter and recommendation letter).

A simple octophonic sound system will be provided. Works for electroacoustic music with or without video, live electronics and for acoustic instruments and electronics will be accepted.

Deadline for submission: August 7, 2017

We will notify the selected composers as soon as possible no later than on August 10.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at


 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

Deadline: November 15, 2017.

 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*


Shirley House
31 Psalter Lane
Sheffield S11 8YL

Summary:Composition Courses
Deadline: 28 July 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: Summer course in composition by Massimiliano Messieri

The course will be held in the Malatesta Theater in Montefiore Conca (Rimini), from 3 to 12 August.
The best students will have a score performed during the next IX. MASKFEST 2018 - International Festival of New Music by Rimini Chamber Orchestra.

Below is the link with enrollment:

The lessons will be in Italian and English, single lessons and group lessons.

Deadline: 28 Jul 2017
Entry Fee: 350.00
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Web site:

 LSO Jerwood Composer+
Summary:Composer programme
Deadline: 28 July 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: LSO Jerwood Composer+ is a new programme that will support early career composers in programming, planning and delivering chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, including work of their own developed through the programme.

Two composers will be accepted onto the LSO Jerwood Composer+ programme each year for a 16-month placement with the LSO. The composers will each be given the opportunity to programme, plan and deliver two concerts at the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, enabling them to showcase new music by both themselves and other composers whilst gaining entrepreneurial skills through mentoring from key LSO staff. The concerts will make a substantial contribution to the diversity of the music programme for audiences at LSO St Luke’s.

More information and to apply:

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!

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

Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 07 August 2017
Date Posted: 07 June 2017
Details: General Info
Period: 11-14 September 2017
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: 2 violins, cello, clarinet and piano (first chairs of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 14 September 2017 – House of Music. Budapest

Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia


Alessio Elia
– Implicate/explicate order in the development of musical form. Holographic theory in music
– Aural analysis. How to build a music piece in relation to the acoustical perception

Sidney Corbett
– Scherzo, presto, ostinato: on writing fast music
– Das Große Heft: opera by Corbett based on the Agota Kristof’s novel with the same title

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 (Thursday, 14 September – h. 19:30).
Composers are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):

2 Violins, Cello, Clarinet and Piano.

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 7 August 2017, to the following e-mail address:


Vilmos Oláh, violin (Concertmaster of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra)

Mikola Roman, violin (Concerto Armonico)

Gyöngyi Ujházi, cello (Opera House)

Gabor Varga, clarinet (First clarinet of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra)

Krisztina Fejes, piano

Andreas Luca Beraldo, conductor


Fees (without accommodation)
Active Students: 570 €
Listeners: 300 €

Fees with accommodation for 5 nights in a 2-room flat in the City Center (flat for 2 person)
Active Students: 760 €
Listeners: 490 €

Fees with accommodation for 5 nights in a 1-room flat in the City Center (flat for 1 person)
Active Students: 860 €
Listeners: 590 €

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

Deadline for enrollment and delivery of the pieces and parts

7 August 2017

 Royal Conservatoire’s Summer School
Summary:Summer School
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 May 2017
Details: During the course students will work with resident ensemble, Musiclab allowing composers to rehearse and hear their work in live performance as well as have work recorded.

Students will benefit from individual composition tuition from a respected and creative team of Royal Conservatoire’s experts and professionally-active composition Lecturers. Our renowned guest artist will be composer Judith Weir.

In order to fully optimise tutorial, rehearsal and recording opportunities, places on this course are limited to eight students per group.

Course outline
This intensive and demanding course will give you an opportunity to develop your individual compositional technique and voice in a questioning and supportive way.

Each day will consist of a mixture of group discussions, group rehearsals, composer talks and seminars, individual lessons and writing (and re-writing!) time.

Daily rehearsals and workshops will allow you to gradually change your work during the course leading to an informal concert that will be professionally recorded and made available to you.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have a relatively advanced understanding of notational skills and preferably access to music composition software such as Sibelius or Finale in order to fully benefit from this summer school.

Students will be required to submit scores and recordings (electronically if possible) for consideration by the Course Leader in advance of being accepted to the summer school.

Younger students may be accepted to the summer school at the discretion of the course leader.

Recordings can be uploaded to your online application form ideally as a Sibelius or Finale file however a private YouTube link or mp3 is also acceptable.

For ages:17+

Dates: 14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
10am - 5pm

 Annual International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city
Summary:Young Composer's Academy
Deadline: 07 August 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: Annual International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Perm region) is the unique and only large-scale international young composers’ workshop in Russia. It was set up in 2011 by the leading Russian composer Dmitri Kourliandski (artistic director) together with Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Academy is a creative laboratory for young composers and musicians from all over the world. Visiting professors are well-known composers who hold individual sessions and group lectures. During fortnight workshop the young composers write new compositions which are rehearsed and performed in the final concerts – in Tchaikovsky, Perm and in Moscow at the best concert stage by the leading Russian group – the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME). Within the Academy there are also organized a number of educational concerts, master-classes for young musicians and special training courses for teachers. At the same time the MCME musicians carry out individual and ensemble master-classes for music teachers. Totally every Academy collected around 100 participants.

The Tchaikovsky city is the very nice place for the Academy. Privacy and rest, remoteness from noise and big cities, wonderful landscapes dispose to fruitful creative concentration. The unique city in the world, called in honor of the composer, apparently, is created to be a cradle of musical creativity.

Among the professors-teachers of the Academy were the well-known composers such as Beat Furrer (Austria/Switzerland), Franc Bedrossian, Philippe Leroux, Jean-Luc Herve, Mark Andre, Raphael Cendo, Fabien Levy (France), Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei (Italy), Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang (Austria), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Antoine Beuger (the Netherlands/Germany).

The Academy in Tchaikovsky city is one of the leading educational music forums in the world. The number of applications is increasing every year. For participation in the Sixth International Young Composers Academy 179 applications from 45 countries were arrived!

7th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

The 7th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city will be held from 28 of August 28 to 12 of September 2017 in Tchaikovsky, Perm and Moscow.

The jury will select 10 students and 5 stagers to attend lessons with our professors: Yannis Kyriakides (the Netherlands), Jérôme Combier (France), Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia), Elzbieta Sikora (Poland). 10 students will compose new pieces for 1-5 instruments to be performed by the soloists of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Food, accommodation and transport inside Russia is covered by the Academy.

Applications must include: name, date of birth, short bio (not more then 100 words), photo of passport (valid till December 2017), 2-3 scores of any line up (in pdf), 2-3 downloadable recordings (in mp3).

Age limit – 35 years.

Deadline for the applications – 15 of May 2017.

Please send the applications to the address

Looking forward to see you in Russia!


Yannis Kyriakides (the Netherlands)

Jérôme Combier (France)

Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia)

Elzbieta Sikora (Poland)

Special Guest:

Davo van Peursen (the Netherlands), director of Publishing House “Donemus”

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

Ivan Bushuev (flute)

Oleg Tantsov (clarinet)

Mikhail Dubov (piano)

Vladislav Pesin (violin)

Ilia Rubinshtein (cello)


Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Developing Arts

ANO Centre for New Music Initiatives

Russian Composers Union Perm Regional Organization

With support from

Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation

Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communication of Perm Region

Administration of Tchaikovsky Municipal Area

Perm Regional Philharmonics

Perm State Culture Institute

Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia

Dutch Embassy in Moscow

Welgelmina Jansen Fonds

Moscow State Philharmonics

Visit Academy’s Facebook page.

Our partners:

Young Composers Meeting (the Netherlands)
The European Musical Creation Workshop (Spain)
COURSE (Ukraine)
Gaudeamus Muziekweek (the Netherlands)

 The First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg
Summary:Masterclass Opportunity
Deadline: 07 August 2017
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: The master-courses will take place in St. Petersburg on the base of Russian institute of Art History from November 19 to November 26, 2017.
The invited professors for the master-courses are composers Alexander Knaifel (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Helena Tulve (Tallinn, Estonia).

The master-courses have two sections:
Music for chamber ensemble
Music for chamber choir

The performing ensembles of the master-courses are St. Petersburg MolOt-ensemble and Festino Chamber Choir.

Ensemble lineup:
Flute (also piccolo, alto)
Clarinet (also piccolo, bass)
Piano (also MIDI-keyboard)
Cello (also bass guitar)

The choir lineup is 16 voices (SATB, four singers for each part)

10 active participants of the master-courses will be selected from the pool of submissions (5 for “chamber ensemble” section and 5 for “chamber choir" section)

Foreign or nonresident participants will be provided with accommodation and meals during the master-courses, but are responsible for their travel to St. Petersburg.
The tuition fee of 100 USD is to be paid upon arrival to the seminar.

Active participation includes writing a new work either for MolOt-ensemble or Festino Chamber Choir (depending on section the participant applies to)
The duration limit is 5 minutes for choir works and 8 minutes for ensemble works.

During the master-courses each participant will have 2 private lessons with invited professors and 3 rehearsals with MolOt-ensemble or Festino Chamber Choir.
Each professor will also read lectures about the important aspects of composition and their own work.
The master-courses will include 2 concerts – the works of invited professors (November 19) and the works of seminar participants (November 26).

Participation as an auditor is possible – all master-courses events are open for the public.

Composers not older than 30 years old (at the time of the master-courses) are invited to apply.

To submit an application, please send the following materials to before August 7, 2017.
Short bio
2 different photographs
2 or 3 of your recent scores – instrumental works for “chamber ensemble” section applicants and works including voice for “chamber choir” section applicants)
Recordings of the submitted works (desired, but not mandatory; links are OK)
Please indicate the section that you apply for.

For “chamber music” section participants the following instrumental combinations will be offered for writing a new work:

Violin, cello
Violin, cello, piano
Flute, clarinet, violin, cello
Flute, clarinet
Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello

The list of selected participants will be announced on August 31, 2017.
The participants will have to send a 50% ready score of the new work in progress before October 1, 2017. The entirely finished scores should be sent before November 1, 2017.

The master-courses curators:
Yaroslav Sudzilovsky,
President of International MolOt Group, the chairman of Youth Department of Russian Composers Union
Artur Zobnin,
Laureate of International Competitions, violinist and director of St. Petersburg MolOt-ensemble
Alexandra Makarova,
Laureate of International Competitions, artistic director of Festino Chamber Choir

Feel free to forward any questions to

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.


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.


Summary:Multiple Workshops
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: 6/19 - 6/23 Mobile Synth I - Mobile App Development for Sound Synthesis and Processing in Faust: Romain Michon
6/19 - 6/23 Virtual Analog Models of Audio Circuitry: François Germain, Kurt Werner
6/26 - 6/30 Mobile Synth II - 3D Printing and Musical Interface Design for Smartphone Augmentation: Romain Michon and John Granzow
6/26 - 6/30 Programming Max/MSP: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts: Matthew Wright, Christopher Jette
7/3 - 7/7 Algorithmic Composition with Max/MSP and Open Music: Andrew Watts, Davor Vincze
7/10 - 7/14 Electronic Arts Ensemble: Constantin Basica, Alex Chechile
7/17 - 7/21 TO BE SCHEDULED
7/24 - 7/28 Music Information Retrieval: Steve Tjoa and Jeff Scott, Gracenote
7/31 - 8/4 Deep Learning for Music Information Retrieval: Irán Román
8/7 - 8/11 Formalized Score Control: Using Python and Abjad in Music Composition: Jeff Treviño, Trevor Bača and Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer
8/13 - 8/17 SuperCollider: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Bruno Ruviaro
8/21 - 8/25 Designing Musical Games: Gaming Musical Design: Rob Hamilton and Chris Platz
TO BE SCHEDULED: Perceptual Audio Coding: Marina Bosi, Richard Goldberg

The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics offers intensive programs where top educators and researchers from the fields of music, engineering, and computer science will present a detailed study of specialized subjects. Each workshop is one week long. The workshops are open to the public. Most workshops are 9-5pm with an hour for lunch on your own, but check each workshop page for specific schedule information.

All workshops are subject to change or cancellation based on low enrollment. Any workshop with low enrollment will be cancelled at least 3 weeks before start date of workshop.

Most workshops are $450 for the week, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee, however, tuition can vary from workshop to workshop, and in many cases includes materials fees. Several workshops are now offering scholarships - please check the individual workshop pages for details.

No academic credit is offered for participation in the workshops.

Housing costs are not included in the course fee. For housing options, please check and craigslist.

Directions to the CCRMA Workshop held at the Knoll, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA can be found here:

Parking costs are not included in the course fee. Parking information can be found at the Stanford Parking and Transportation website:

Nette Worthey
CCRMA Administrator
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-8180
650-723-4971 x320

All workshops held at CCRMA require a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 February 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.

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!

 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?

 Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Summary:Summer course for composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 March 2011
Details: At the Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR), participants will take classes (including courses in The Walden School Musicianship Course), sing in chorus, write music, and improvise. Participants will be exposed to a variety of Walden musicianship materials, including acoustics, drills with intervals and triads, resolving structures, rhythms, solfege and harmonic analysis. Classes will also include topics in contemporary music, computer music and applied skills (conducting, improvisation and more). Composition lessons and tutorials will also be offered.

The faculty for the Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR) are drawn from veteran faculty of Walden’s renowned Young Musicians Program and Teacher Training Institute. They have all had extensive training through Walden’s Teacher Training Institute and are a diverse mix of improvisers, composers, performers and music scholars. All are acclaimed members of The Walden School faculty. The 2011 CMR faculty include:

Marshall Bessières
Dr. Caroline Mallonée
Dr. Loretta Notareschi
Sam Pluta
Leo Wanenchak

Members of The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will be in residence at the Creative Musicians Retreat. A concert, open to the public, will bring a world-class performance ensemble to CMR and exciting music to participants’ ears. Participants will have the opportunity to write for and work with the ensemble. Everyone will participate in two Composers Forums, where they will have the opportunity to hear brand new music and discuss it with the performers, composers, visiting artists, faculty and Russell Pinkston, the workshop's Composer-in-Residence.

At the Creative Musicians Retreat, participants will have the opportunity for community singing and will train with solfège using Curwen handsigns. Acclaimed choral pedagogue Leo Wanenchak will lead daily choral rehearsals.

The proposed schedule of activities for the week is available by clicking on this link, which will open up a .PDF document. This schedule is subject to change.

The Creative Musicians Retreat will offer something for anyone wanting to invigorate their musical training, participate in a rich and diverse musical community, and to engage in creative music making, through musicianship, composition, improvisation, choral singing, computer musicianship and more. The program is not designed for the brand-new, novice musician, but it is also not designed exclusively for those with extensive training. The faculty and administration intend to offer a program appealing and worthwhile to a range of participants, across a variety of age groups, skill levels, and interests.

Participants will live in single rooms on the beautiful Smith College campus in one of their dormitory buildings. Meals will be taken in the Smith College dining facilities and will feature varied and delicious menus. Participants will have access to athletic and workout facilities, practice rooms in the music building for study, composition and practice, and enjoy the Smith College campus. We hope that all of the participants will join us for a hike on a nearby mountain on the final Saturday, and opportunities will be made available for participants to enjoy Northampton, a quintessential New England town.

The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat offers more than just training. It will reinvigorate its participants on an academic and musical level, as well as invite them into a unique creative community. CMR offers a true experience, an exploration of self, of music – a connection with a vital creative community. Each participant will form meaningful musical and personal connections with others and with his/her own creative self.

Summary:Courses in Integrated Composition
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 November 2010
Details: The Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine invites applications to its Master of Fine Arts program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT). The program is taught by a core faculty whose work embraces diverse forms, challenging conventional distinctions between classical composition, computer music, non-Western music, and jazz. Students receive close personal attention from faculty, and are encouraged to work on interdisciplinary projects. We seek students with a strong foundation who wish to develop creative work integrating a wide range of contemporary music and ideas.
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