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 Bozzini Lab Montreal 2017
Summary:Workshop Opportunity
Deadline: 19 June 2017
Date Posted: 26 May 2017
Details: Call for young composers

Where: the Department of Music at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

When: August 21 to 29, 2017

Who: Acclaimed Montreal string quartet, Quatuor Bozzini, will give an intensive workshop on composing for strings. Hosted by the Department of Music at Concordia University, the workshop is intended for students who are in undergraduate or graduate composition programs, or who have recently graduated. Besides the quartet, Cassandra Miller (CAN/UK) will be the mentor composer.

The goals of the workshop are to improve technical skills for contemporary writing for strings and string quartet, and to provide a supportive environment for visionary compositional ideas.

Those accepted to the workshop will be given composition exercises and 1 “free-choice” piece as a starting point for the week’s work, which they will be expected to prepare in advance. Finished works for string quartet are not required by the start of the course.

A public concert will be held on August 29, 2017 to present work done during the workshop.

Eight composers will be accepted; cost is CAD $800. Participants will be expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation. The program will take place in the John Molson Building at Concordia University in downtown Montreal.

Applicants should submit
1) scores and
2) live recordings (if available) of two recent compositions (if possible one chamber music piece),
3) a short outline for a creatively ambitious new work for string quartet, and
4) a resumé, to: education@quatuorbozzini.ca (see details below).

Deadline for applications to be received is Monday, June 19, 2017. Participants will be announced by late June.
Application procedure — deadline June 19, 2017

Applicants please follow the directions below. Note that we are accepting electronic applications only.
1. Complete the following application form (in Word or LibreOffice-www.libreoffice.org)
1. Personal information
2. Why would you like to become involved? (200 words MAX)
3. How do you feel you would benefit from Bozzini Lab? (200 words MAX)
4. What areas of your practice are you keen to explore or develop? (400 words MAX)
2. Save your completed version of this form as a PDF file with a new name as follows: yourlastname_BLM2017form.PDF
3. Two sound examples, .mp3 or .m4a (no .aiff or .wav accepted) files clearly labeled; if possible, one chamber music piece
4. Two scores in .PDF format, files clearly labeled
5. Your CV in .PDF format
6. ONLY if the online upload service does not work, send remaining documents to education@quatuorbozzini.ca via WeTransfer-www.wetransfer.com, or other online file transfer service.
7. As a confirmation, send a separate email to education@quatuorbozzini.ca to let us know that you have sent your application.

For more information, contact us at education@quatuorbozzini.ca.
Web Site:www.quatuorbozzini.ca/en/inscription/activite/labmontreal2017
Email:education@quatuorbozzini.ca

 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 moscowensemble.academy@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you in Russia!

Composers-Professors

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)

Organizers:

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)
Web Site:m-c-m-e.ru/eng/academy/

 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)
Violin
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 molot_ensemble@mail.ru 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 molot_ensemble@mail.ru
Web Site:www.molotensemble.org/international-master-courses

 2017 Summer Community Composer Workshop Series
Summary:Workshop Scheme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 24 May 2017
Details: The New Music Conflagration, Inc. will present a series of Saturday workshops open to community composers and those interested in writing music, throughout the month of June 2017. All levels of musical experience are welcome to attend.

Subjects covered throughout the series will include music history, music theory, electronic music, preparing scores for performers, how to recruit players for concerts, as well as organizational techniques.

Notebooks, pencils, staff paper, and supplemental materials will be provided. Instructors will be available for assistance throughout the week via email.

At the end of the program, participant composers will have the opportunity to present their works in a public concert at The St. Petersburg Main Branch Library on July 16, 2017 at 3pm. The program will be recorded in Pro Tools and professionally edited. Participating composers will have access to the archival recordings.

While anyone is welcome to audit, participant composer spaces are limited for direct individualized instruction. Please register your participant composer spot for each session today!

Web Site:thenewmusicconflagration.org/2017-summer-community-composer-workshop-series/

 Walden School Young Musicians Program
Summary:Young Musicians' Programme
Deadline: 01 July 2017
Date Posted: 17 May 2017
Details: 2017 Dates:
Saturday, July 1 through Sunday, August 6

Quick Facts:
• 5 weeks; 3 week program is offered for students ages 9-11
• Ages 9-18 (pre-college)
• Enrollment limited to 55 students from around the world
• 18 faculty & staff (all full-time and residential)
• Limited financial aid is available
• Curriculum focuses on musicianship, improvisation, composition, choral singing, and more
• Concert series, composers forums, artist residencies
• Weekly hikes, dances and daily recreation activities

Philosophy
Our philosophy is rooted in a music education program developed more than 40 years ago. The Walden School Musicianship Course forms the cornerstone of our academic program. An organic approach to the study of music, the Musicianship Course encourages students to use the materials they study to create improvisatory works and original compositions. This method not only enhances students’ musical skills, but also develops a sense of creative individuality in extra-musical pursuits.

Curriculum
Walden has an international reputation for providing thorough and creative theoretical training for young musicians. Classes are deliberately small and geared to the individual student. Instructors employ improvisation and composition as the primary tools in teaching all levels of musicianship. Specialty classes in music history and literature bring variety to the curriculum while daily private composition lessons offer one-on-one mentoring. All students, faculty, and staff participate in The Walden School Chorus, which meets daily and gives a concert at the end of the session.

Course offerings vary slightly each summer in accordance with the needs of the student body and the expertise of various faculty members. All students receive instruction in Walden’s core curriculum of musicianship, composition, and chorus.

Recent course offerings: Computer Musicianship, Jazz Musicianship, Instrumentation, Counterpoint, Minimalism, Notation, Writing for Voice, 19th, 20th, and 21st Century Music, Indian Music, World Music, Experimental Acoustics, Symmetry, Music and Numbers, Stomp, and Film Scoring.

The curriculum is supplemented by weekly student Composers Forums and The Walden School Concert Series.

More information:

Web Site:waldenschool.org/young-musicians-program/

 Paxos Film Score Workshop
Summary:Film Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: The Contemporary Composer in Film Music – Extended Instrumental Techniques beyond SFX

The Workshop is designed for Composers that are looking to enhance their knowledge and compositional skills in writing for Film. The participants will also have the opportunity to work closely with an Ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians and extend their knowledge of new instrumental techniques and their use in Film Music. The seminars will cover both the creative aspects of writing for film as well as technical aspects and score preparation.

The assignment for each participant will be to create an original score for a short film of approximate duration 5 minutes.

The score will be performed live with the Film at the Paxos Music Festival 2017


Seminar Schedule

Day 1
• Writing for film: The Spotting Session, Conception and Composition
• Creating and Structuring a film score
• Viewing of the short films that the participants will have to compose a score for. Each participant will receive through lottery draw 1 Film for which they will have to score the music for. The participants will have the chance to exchange the films drawn between them if they would like to.
• Planning our time, common deadline issues.

Day 2
• 1-on-1 Lesson for each participant.
Discussion and development of ideas for their Film Score.
• Scoring for Film: Conductors Stave – Writing with timecode – Synchronization of music and film
• Step by step creation of a Template film score on Sibelius Scoring Software.
• Preparing a click track for performance/recording on mainstream DAWs

Day 3
• Working in a collaborative environment with other creatives.
• Meeting with the ensemble
• Private sessions with each ensemble member
Common issues composing for each of the instruments, tips and suggestions by the performers.
Introduction to Extended Instrumental Techniques
• Use of Extended Techniques in a Creative way – Beyond SFX
• Discussion on the composition for each film.

Day 4
• MIDI Mockup – Creation of realistic Mockup and its importance to your work
• Further discussion on, how we present a work in progress to the director, producer and/or other creatives, before we get into the recording session.
• 1 -on- 1 Lesson for each participant. Discussion and development of ideas on the Score.

Day 5
• Workshop with Ensemble Members on Material Created for each Film. Receiving feedback and time for re-adjustments.
• Visiting Composer and Film Director. Discussion on producing a film score.

Day 6
• 1 -on- 1 Lesson for each participant. Monitoring progress and directions for completing the score.
• Rehearsal with the Ensemble on Film

Day 7
• Dress Rehearsal
• Performance

Web Site:paxosfestival.com/paxos-seminar-schedule-outline/

 International Opera Composition Course “Giacomo Puccini”
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Date Posted: 10 May 2017
Details: Summer Seminar 2017 Lucca, July 14th to 29th 2017

The International Opera Composition Course ‘Giacomo Puccini’ is addressed to composers (both with or without an academic degree) willing to investigate thoroughly all compositional techniques in use in Opera writing today, focusing both on the Italian tradition and on the genre’s contemporary international developments.
The course’s aim is to hand down the great opera tradition, having as a target the creation of new operas, bridging the past and the future in a new and enthralling vision.

Course goals
Participants will get to a deeper understanding of the various aspects of composing for Opera theatre.
- At the end of the course, each participant must submit a complete project for a new chamber opera, writing a section of the full score for voice and piano (at least 20 minutes)
- Two projects will be selected and must be finalized by September, 30th 2017 to be produced and performed as mise-en-scene for the ‘Puccini Days Festival 2017’, Lucca, November/December
- Remaining projects will be concluded by composers in due time, to be performed at the ‘International Chamber Opera Festival – WEC in 2018’
- All scores produced will be published by Edizioni Sconfinarte

Applicants selection
Applicants must submit the following materials for selection: - CV and list of works
- Project scheme of a chamber opera for max. 1 singing line and piano (reduction)
- Full score and audio file of an orchestral or chamber composition*
- Full score or voice/piano score and audio file of a vocal composition*

All materials must be e-mailed to ioccpuccini@gmail.com Submission deadline: June, 15th 2017
Eligible composers will be contacted by: June, 20th 2017
Knowledge of both English and Italian language is required
A minimum of 4 eligible composers is required for the course to start

Classes
- 15 days of classes
- group and individual classes
- lectures by Guest Artists
Main subjects
- Opera composition: Girolamo Deraco
Lectures
- Traditional operatic and contemporary singing: Maria Elena Romanazzi - Opera conduction: Gergely Kesselyák
- The theatre as a music box: Aldo Tarabella

Contents
Opera composition: Girolamo Deraco Individual classes
- Elements of instrumental composition - Elements of vocal composition
- Elements of orchestration
- Elements of playwriting for the opera
Group classes
- Composition of operatic elements - Musictheater (“opera” applied to instrumental writing, with or without voice)
- Musictheater, Chamber Opera, Opera elements of analysis. Musical perception
Lectures by Guest Artists
- ‘Traditional operatic and contemporary singing’ Maria Elena Romanazzi (Soprano)
- ‘Opera Conduction’ Gergely Kesselyák (Principal Conductor of the Opera of Budapest)
- ‘The Theatre as a music box’ Aldo Tarabella (Opera Director, Composer, Artistic Director of the Teatro del Giglio of Lucca)

Venues
The course will take place in Banca Del Monte di Lucca Foundation palace and at Teatro del Giglio (both venues in the historical centre of Lucca).

Dates
July 2017, from 14th to 29th

Costs
participants € 850 auditors € 200

INFO
For further information (travel & lodging, classes and program details...): Cristina Rosamilia: ioccpuccini@gmail.com - +39 349 52 34 531

Press office and communications:
Nicoletta Tassan Solet: nicoletta.tassan@gmail.com - +39 348 64 18 066
Web Site:www.girolamoderaco.it/international-opera-composition-course-giacomo-puccini-2017-2/

 Irish Composition Summer School 2017
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 09 June 2017
Date Posted: 04 April 2017
Details: COMPOSITION COURSE July 5th - 14th €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 James Wilson, John Buckley, Grainne Mulvey 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, Jo Kondo, Clarence Barlow and Laura Schwendinger—and in performance, including Collette McGahon, Sylvia O’Brien, the Prey Trio, Jane Manning, the Fidelio Trio, the ConTempo Quartet, the Clarion Horn Trio and the Robinson Panoramic Quartet.

The ICSS would like to thank the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama for the generous hosting of the Summer School in 2017.

ICSS is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Irish-Composition-Summer-School-62368665950/?ref=hl

Please enclose the following with your application:
1. A brief summary of your experience in composition and a list of any works composed
2. The name and contact details of one referee who may be contacted to report on your composition or experience

Completed applications should be sent to the address below by Friday, June 9th 2017. Applications can also be sent by email.

Dr John McLachlan, Irish Composition Summer School, Ballyargus, Redcastle, Lifford, Co. Donegal email johnrmclachlan@gmail.com,
Ph/fax 074 9383734

Course directors will assess applications, and applicants will be contacted within one week of closing date. 50% of fee will be due by June 23th 2017.

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 (trumpet, cello, percussion and piano) with optional electronics.

At the end of the course, the students’ works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers. 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 two Guest Directors, Simon Mawhinney and Ann Cleare, who will present seminars on their own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to the 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.
Web Site:www.composers.ie/sites/default/files/ICSSBrochure2017.pdf

 GUITAR WORKSHOP FOR COMPOSERS
Summary:Guitar workshop
Deadline: 15 July 2017
Date Posted: 28 March 2017
Details: Instructors: Felipe de Almeida Ribeiro (Composition) and Eric Moreira (Guitar) Date: between November 2nd and 4th, 2017 (from 9am to 12pm)
Course credit hours: 9 hours

DESCRIPTION
The Guitar Workshop for Composers will be lead by composer Felipe de Almeida Ribeiro4 and guitar performer Eric Moreira5, both members of the Ensemble Móbile6. The workshop features the examination of several issues on composition and interpretation, with a special emphasis on musical notation and extended techniques for classical guitar within the perspective of 20th and 21st centuries composers. Selected composers will have the opportunity to take lessons with both instructors (in English or Portuguese), and at the end of the workshop all compositions will be performer and recorded (audio and video) for the Symposium’s Proceedings.

APPLICATION
1. Each selected composer will write one miniature for guitar. There will be 09 seats for active participants and 11 seats for passive participants.
2. Requirements: currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate composition student.
3. There are no fees.
4. Applications must include:
a. Application form (at the end of this document);
b. Scores (pdf) and recordings (mp3 or video) of two recent pieces that better describe your current poetic and technical level. Note: the application process does not require the submission of the guitar miniature. We understand that this is a requirement only for selected composers.
5. Submissions that do not follow these instructions will be disqualified.
6. Please send your application to: cpedagogicasimposioembap@gmail.com

GUIDELINES
6. Miniatures must be written for classical nylon guitar (6 strings), with duration up to 2 minutes.
7. Workshop attendance is required.
8. The Symposium’s organization has no scholarships or traveling grants. However, we will be glad to send you an acceptance letter for grant applications in your country. We can also help finding student or homeshare accommodations.
9. After the workshop, audio and video recordings will be available at the Symposium’s Proceedings.
10. Please send the score of your miniature to: cpedagogicasimposioembap@gmail.com

SCHEDULE (2017)

July 15: Deadline for application (active and passive participants).
August 15: Selected participants notification.
August 15-20: Period to confirm attendance.
October 01: Deadline to send score (selected composers).
November 01-04 Begin of the IX Academic Guitar Symposium.
Web Site:www.embap.pr.gov.br/arquivos/File/2017/EVENTOS/IX_SIMPOSIO_ACADEMICO_DE_VIOLAO_2017/04_Chamada.pdf

 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/

 Orlando Garcia Composition Seminar at the Suono Sacro Festival in Assis, Italy July 31 – August 6
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: Orlando Jacinto Garcia will be presenting a composition course at the Suono Sacro Festival in Assisi, Italy this summer open to students and young professional composers. The course taking place from July 31 to August 6 will include group meetings where the concept of sacred music/spirituality in the 21st century will be discussed including a review of works by Part, Messiaen, Gubaidulina, among others. In addition, students will meet individually in private composition class sessions with maestro Garcia as they create a new work to be rehearsed and performed and recorded in concert by the Suono Sacro Chamber Ensemble during the festival. More information about the cost, housing etc., can be found on the Suono Sacro Festival web page; Information regarding the course and how to apply is here http://assisisuonosacro.eu/en/composition-orlando-garcia/ more information regarding the courses and the festival is located here http://assisisuonosacro.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017regulations.pdf and here http://assisisuonosacro.eu/en/courses-2017/ application forms are available here http://assisisuonosacro.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/registrationform20… The last day to apply and pay the fee is May 31 although only the first 10 applicants that are accepted and pay the festival fee will be guaranteed their place in the festival.

For more information contact Orlando Jacinto Garcia at orlando@orlandojacintogarcia.com
Email:orlando@orlandojacintogarcia.com

 Musicfest Aberystwyth Advanced Composition Course
Summary:Advanced Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: Musicfest Aberystwyth Advanced Composition Course, for composers of postgraduate or early professional level, co-directed by Arlene Sierra (Cardiff University) and Kenneth Hesketh (Royal College of Music).

The course will consist of regular sessions alternating with workshops, as well as performance opportunities with detailed feedback from resident and visiting composers and performers. Students will work on a new composition for the resident ensemble Solem Quartet, which will be rehearsed and performed as part of the Musicfest Aberystwyth main programme. Successful applicants will also receive additional workshop opportunities with festival ensembles and soloists suited to composers’ particular experience and approach. An orchestral reading session will be available for short original works (the exact instrumentation will be provided at the time of acceptance) with the Orion Orchestra.

Course activities
• Presentation/discussion of participants’ music
• Workshops and talks with Musicfest guest soloists, and with the resident ensemble Solem Quartet
• Seminar on collaboration and promotion between Composers and Conductors
• Seminars and presentations with visiting composers
• A premiere performed in the Musicfest Aberystwyth main programme, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, by Solem Quartet
• Orchestral reading of a short work given by the Orion Orchestra and an assigned student conductor

Students will have access to pianos, keyboards, computers, printing facilities and audio equipment.
Details about specific projects will be provided at the time of acceptance into the programme.

For less experienced composers, enrolling as an observer is recommended, allowing active participation in classes and discussions, and the opportunity to learn from observing all classes and rehearsals.

Early application is advised as places are limited to seven students, selected by CV and portfolio comprised of two scores, with two audio recordings of recent works – at least one recording and score should be of the same material.
The cost of the course is £595 (Observers : £120) which includes a free pass to all concerts, recitals, masterclasses and talks during MusicFest during the 8 day course.
Bursaries of £240 are available for all students in full-time education in UK. (bursaries of international students are also available) There is limited availability to these bursaries so we would advise early booking.

Cost of accommodation is an additional £260 for standard rooms of £300 for ensuite accommodation for 8 days. All accommodation is in student halls. Guidance price for cost of course and accommodation (dependent on bursary allocation) is £595.

MusicFest Aberystwyth is a unique festival and international summer school which takes place annually in Aberystwyth with a main concert programme of popular and rarely heard works which take place in the Great Hall concert auditorium at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and a Fringe festival which takes place throughout the town allowing opportunities for musicians to engage with new audiences through concerts and recitals in shops, in museums, on trains, on street corners, in the National Library of Wales, in galleries and hotels. The MusicFest experience is eight days when all guest artists, summer school students and audiences can fully immerse themselves in music within a unique community atmosphere with the inspirational backdrop of the Cardigan coastline and the Snowdonia National Park.

Important: booking notes
To apply for a place on this course, you will need to provide access to some additional information which will be used to assess your application. Ideally this information should be saved as files on a shared drive (such as google drive, dropbox, soundcloud), and the links to the files provided in this form. If this is not possible, then you should fill in the form as best you can and then contact mufstaff@aber.ac.uk to arrange access to the information.

Files required:
1 current CV including compositional experience, courses attended and performances
2 Two recent scores
3 Corresponding sound files for these two scores
Web Site:musicfestaberystwyth.org/events/composition-2/

 2017 Australian Composition Seminar - Plexus
Summary:Composition Seminar
Deadline: 23 June 2017
Date Posted: 01 March 2017
Details: Following a successful inaugural seminar in 2015 and a gigantic 2016 seminar, Richard Gill, Karen Carey and Andrew Batt-Rawden team up again to deliver another astounding compositional development experience for high school music 1 and music 2 students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a choice of either Monday 24 July 2017, or Tuesday 25 July 2017. The workshop will run from 9am to 2:30pm.

The day has three core components;

- workshop/analysis of students' works
- analysis of contemporary Australian work composed by Stefan Cassomenos
- a performance and discussion other repertoire commissioned by Plexus, by both international and local composers.

A kit will be distributed on the day that includes; all student scores being played through, an educational guide to Stefan Cassemenos' work, scores of other works being performed and a guide to approaching their analysis.

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Students are invited to submit a work that is no longer than a minute of a piece for the trio, clarinet (including bass), violin and piano.

PDFs of scores may be emailed to admin@limelightmagazine.com.au.
Scores must be received by June 23, 2017.

We will give broad analysis/pointers on as many works submitted as possible (there will by the necessity of time be a limit to how many works we can get through). All scores being played through in the workshop are published in a booklet that is handed out to all students attending on the day. This encourages students to learn from, and be inspired by, each others' scores.

In addition to workshopping the students' music, we will also give an in depth analysis of one of Stefan Cassemenos's works (details of exact repertoire will be sent prior to Term 1, 2017).

Any questions, please contact Andrew at andrew@limelightmagazine.com.au
Web Site:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-composition-workshop-with-jo-peach-tickets-32028481049?aff=es2

 CCRMA SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017
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


GENERAL INFORMATION
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.

IMPORTANT NOTE
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.

TUITION AND FEES
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.

ACADEMIC CREDIT
No academic credit is offered for participation in the workshops.

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

DIRECTIONS
Directions to the CCRMA Workshop held at the Knoll, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA can be found here: ccrma.stanford.edu/about/directions

PARKING
Parking costs are not included in the course fee. Parking information can be found at the Stanford Parking and Transportation website: https://transportation.stanford.edu/parking

CONTACT
Nette Worthey
CCRMA Administrator
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-8180
650-723-4971 x320
networth@ccrma.stanford.edu

REGISTRATION
All workshops held at CCRMA require a $50 non-refundable registration fee.
Web Site:ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops

 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!
Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/programs/residency-1/

 European American Musical Alliance
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 14 February 2017
Details: The European American Musical Alliance’s Institute delivers our core philosophy by means of intense musical instruction. Our approach and philosophy is method-centric – transcending culture, aesthetic and time. Through a unique approach to contrapuntal principles, we observe the inherent function of sound across musical works and performances, formalize those functions and offer a method of analysis that becomes the bedrock for musical decision-making.

Our Institute offers summer music programs in Composition, Conducting and Chamber Music at the historic Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. These programs offer intensive study of the crafts of counterpoint, harmony, analysis, and musicianship as well as personalized training in composition, conducting and chamber music performance taught by professors from The Juilliard School, the San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes College the New School for Music, Westminster Choir College, the Paris Conservatory, the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and La Schola Cantorum.

Classes are held at La Schola Cantorum in Paris, founded in 1895 by the French composers Vincent d’Indy, Charles Bordes and Alexandre Guilmant to counteract the stifling atmosphere of the Paris Conservatory.

Important musical figures from all over the world have studied and taught at La Schola Cantorum, including: Eric Satie, Darius Milhaud, Edgar Varèse, David Diamond, Bohuslav Martinu, and Isaac Albeniz. Organists such as Louis Vierne, Olivier Messiaen, Maurice Duruflé, and Jean Langlais also passed through its hallowed halls.

La Schola Cantorum itself is an historic 17th Century ‘Hôtel Particulier’, originally constructed as a Benedictine Convent, conveniently situated in Paris’ Latin Quarter, the artistic heart of Paris. The Schola Cantorum boasts a fully operational original 1902 Cavaillé-Coll organ, Steinway concert grand, and its own private gardens.

COMPOSITION

For composers, our Institute offers the opportunity to discover your inner ear by means of a unique contrapuntal approach applied to every parameter of music. An intensive month-long study of counterpoint, musicianship, harmony, and analysis is lead by our faculty of master teachers whose own evolving method informs the way they impart their musical insight.

At the conclusion of your month-long study, you will be equipped with a bedrock of musical method certain to make you grow as a musician and inform your every interaction with music throughout your career.

Web Site:www.europeanamericanmusicalalliance.org/institute/for-composers/

 Coma Summer School
Summary:Summer School Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 25 January 2017
Details: Through music...

With wind, string, orchestral, vocal ensembles and workshops in composition, contemporary piano, music theatre and on-location sound recording projects. Plus a programme of concerts and première performances in Stromness, Kirkwall, St Magnus Cathedral and the Orkney landscape.

... and exploration

In Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the 900th Anniversary of the Death of St Magnus. With guided tours and time to travel by land and sea through Orkney’s archipelago of wild landscapes, nature reserves and world heritage archaeological and historical sites.

Music making
The Summer School offers instrumental and vocal ensembles together with a range of workshops, talks and walks, concerts and opportunities to experience, respond to and interact with the landscapes of Orkney, including:
• Interpreting and performing four Summer School commissions, Open Score works by composers Samantha Fernando, Drew Hammond, Vasiliki Legako and Bill Sweeney for contemporary music ensembles
• Joining with local musicians – in a Choral Ensemble directed by James Weeks and a Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Conway – to rehearse and perform works inspired by Orkney and the Scottish islands
• For the string orchestra, focussing on game-changers – composers who have contributed to the transformation of western music and the string repertoire , from CPE Bach and Beethoven to Webern and Arvo Pärt
• Also the chance to premiere Bee Haven, a new work written by James Weeks specially for the Summer School strings
• Chris Watson (www.chriswatson.net) introducing his work and location-based artistic practice in Acoustic Landscapes, with recorded examples, including works related to Orkney
• Exploring the sounds of the unique no man’s land between the tides of Orkney’s island shores in Turn of the Tide
• Using hydrophones Below Sea Level, revealing something of the songs and signals which occur under the surface of the largest and most sound rich environment on the planet
• Developing ideas artistically and technically through critical analysis of field recordings in post-production sessions
• Imagining the world of Stone Age Sounds and interpreting these within the Orkney landscape itself with James Weeks and Chris Watson
• Using the practice of Deep Listening in midweek walks with ornithologist Laurence Rose to respond creatively to the Orkney landscape in words, images and music
• Joining Lore Lixenberg’s Refugee Chorus in a choral and film driven project based on Brecht poems set by the Danish composers Niels Ronsholdt, works interspersed with Arabic, Sephardic and Croation songs – and plans for public performance on an island ferry crossing
• Making and interpreting graphic scores from maps and charts of Orkney and its surrounding seas in Mapping Voices
• Spells and Charms offering vocal works derived from Orcadian and other languages and with works by Peter Maxwell Davies
• One to one tutorials and composition options with Alasdair Nicolson, inviting string trios based on Orkney’s Ancient sites, flexibly (Open) scored works on the theme of Pilgrimage and its relationship to the martyrdom of St Magnus, and a composer’s ensemble creating a new work based on the Hymn to St Magnus
• Mindfulness and music-making as a means of addressing issues relating to creativity, nervousness, physical embodiment, music – function and place
• Piano Masterclasses with Rolf Hind and the opportunity to compose piano works that reflect Orkney’s natural world
• Attending concerts in Stromness, Orkney Theatre and St Magnus Cathedral, including programmes by Summer School resident string trio Sara Woltstenholme, Ruth Gibson and Robin Michael and pianist Rolf Hind
• Taking part of the final concert in St Magnus Cathedral with contributions by all Summer School participants

Accomodation

There are a range of options available.
• Papdale Halls of Residence is only a short walk past the playing fields to where we hold most of our music activities. This lovely modern building which has lifts to all floors, communal spaces and a library. Towels and bedding are provided in single and twin en suite rooms, all with walk-in showers. Several booking options are on offer, ranging from room only to half board. However, this option is now fully booked. A few places may become available and we will keep a reserve list. If you are interested in this option, please email info@coma.org before sending your booking form.
• We have reserved 3 twin rooms in Peedie Hostel from Friday night, which are £17.50 per person per night.
• Otherwise there are plenty of local hotels, hostels and bed & breakfasts at a range of prices, which you can organise yourselves. There is a campsite in Kirkwall and another cost effective option would be for a group of people to hire a holiday cottage outside Kirkwall and also hire a car, which gives you additional opportunities to explore the islands. See the Visit Orkney web site for details.
We recommend getting to Orkney on the Friday if at all possible, or as early as possible on the Saturday.

Cost
Course fee – £560 Accommodation in Papdale Halls – Single occupancy £328, sharing in twin room £288. Meals are extra with details provided on the application form. A Friday arrival option is available.

Booking
Bookings are now open using the ‘advance’ application form below. Completing this will give you priority when it comes to choosing your options, a distinct advantage given the unprecedented interest shown in this course. The deposit is returnable at this stage and will only become binding once details of all the options have been published in full and you have had a chance to make your choices. If you have any questions, please contact info@coma.org.
Web Site:www.coma.org/whats-on/events/summer-school-2017/

 ​CHORAL CHAMELEON SUMMER INSTITUTE
Summary:Composition Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 December 2016
Details: ​For Composers and Conductors of Choral Music

2017 Dates
JUNE 23 - 30

​Tuition: $950 +$70 non-refundable application fee

Applications Will be Processed From December 1st 2016 and places will be offered on a rolling basis

Summary
1 8-Day intensive workshop for emerging composers and conductors
2 Faculty of world-class composers and conductors with high teacher/pupil ratio
3 Work with highly-skilled and academically-fluent professional singers on repertoire & compositions
4 Masterclasses from experts in both practical and inspirational topics
5 Generous lab choir and podium time
6 Individualized attention from clinicians, singers & peers
7 Public concert of premieres and podium time for composers and conductors
8 Open to applicants from a diverse range of music backgrounds and study/career stages

Video & audio recordings from workshop sessions & performance

Web Site:www.choralchameleon.com/institute.html

 Electroacoustic Composition Workshop
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 30 November 2016
Details: June 18-July 1, 2017 | Ages 14–20

The two-week Electroacoustic Composition Workshop (ECWS), under the direction of Justin Casinghino, will serve as a platform for students to dive into the world of fixed media and interactive electronic music.

This introductory level course in electronic music will consist of interactive classes, private lessons, and scheduled personal work time with the electronic music studio equipment and will explore the philosophy, history, and compositional procedure behind various genres of electronic music. Students will also receive individual feedback from the director, their peers, and in guest artist master classes. As a final project, students will compose a multi-channel fixed media work, and the workshop will culminate in a concert-exhibition featuring a surround-sound presentation of these final projects. Course topics to include:

Audio and recording manipulation
Surround sound mixing
Experimentation with digital instruments
DAW platforms
Understanding the nature of sound
Creating and composing with computer manipulated sound
Recording and microphone techniques
Studio and live diffusion mixing techniques
Aesthetics in electronic music
Historically important works in the genre
2 hours of transferable Boston University course credit

Admitted students will be required to bring a personal laptop computer for working time and to complete assignments. Compositional techniques will be taught from a multi-platform bias, allowing students to continue work regardless of individual system types. Primary studio software includes Logic Pro and Max/MSP.
Web Site:www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/program/yacp/

 Rarescale Summer School
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 16 November 2016
Details: rarescale Summer School for composers and flute players
Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August 2017
Harlaxton Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire

For further information and to book, please contact us: rarescale@gmail.com

rarescale’s Summer School returns in 2017 in the beautiful venue of Harlaxton Manor, just outside Grantham in Lincolnshire.

Featuring courses for flute players (including the opportunity to specialise on alto or bass flute) and composers, this promises to be an inspiring week with new repertoire, collaborations and the opportunity to work towards individual goals in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Flute Course
Tutors: Carla Rees

This course is aimed at undergraduate level performers and above, and is suitable for students, young professionals and advanced amateur players. Minimum recommended standard ABRSM Grade 8.

-Learn the techniques of alto and bass flute playing, as well as piccolo and C flute
-Discussions on specific technical issues, including extended techniques
-Develop your performance skills
-Explore solo and ensemble repertoire for all members of the flute family
-Individual lessons, masterclasses and flute ensembles
-Opportunities for collaborations with composers and other flute players
-Introduction to playing music with electronics
-Opportunity to perform in an end of course concert

NEW FOR 2017: Flute Retreat
An opportunity for a maximum of two advanced students or early career flute players to prepare for a recorded recital during the course in a personally devised programme of study. Opportunities for composer collaborations and individual tuition. Download the Application Form

Composition Taught Course: Electroacoustic and/or acoustic composition
Tutor: Michael Oliva

Suitable for all standards, including those with no prior experience of EAM composition

Both courses are taught together, allowing composers the flexibility to choose their preferred pathway. To an extent, the course content will be tailor made to suit the needs of the participants, but areas which may be covered include:

-Group classes and individual tuition
-Compose a piece during the week and perform it in the final concert
-Potential to collaborate with flute players and other composers

Electroacoustic course:

-Learn the basics of Electroacoustic composition, or refine your skills
-Learn field recording techniques, software skills and develop your understanding of EAM compositional techniques
-Learn techniques of synthesis, sampling and real-time computer transformations in the context of creating new work
-Explore current approaches to working with computer sound and the performance of electroacoustic music
-Collecting and working with environmental sound
-Developing and writing your own interactive performance software with Max/MSP
-Composers should bring a laptop running a standard sequencer programme (e.g. Cubase, Logic or Performer), headphones and any other items required for their compositional activity.

Acoustic course:

-Develop your skills in composition, including aspects of structure, instrumentation, harmonic language etc
-Opportunity to develop specific knowledge of writing for solo flute and/or flute ensemble (including extended techniques) in collaboration with performers
-Opportunity to explore the basics of electroacoustic composition (optional)
-Composers should bring a laptop running Sibelius (preferred) or other music notation software, headphones and any other items required for their compositional activity.

Composition retreat
The Composition Retreat offers experienced composers the opportunity to work in the wonderful surroundings of Harlaxton Manor, with support from rarescale course tutors, while maintaining the freedom to work on independent compositional projects.

-Open to composers of all disciplines
-Come and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Harlaxton while working on -independent compositional projects
-Consultations available with rarescale members Carla Rees and Michael Oliva
Potential for collaborations with rarescale and participants of the flute course

BOOK NOW: http://amazon.clikpic.com/rarescaleonskye/clik_media/BOOKING_FORM_rarescale_Summer_School_2017.pdf

Read about the 2015 course here: http://weareoca.com/music/rarescale/

Concerts
The course will feature a public concert by rarescale, in addition to a concert by course participants on the final evening.

Dates, Accommodation and Fees
Dates: Monday 31st July to Saturday 5th August (Arrive by 11am on Monday and depart on Saturday after breakfast)

Accommodation is in study bedrooms in the student-style accommodation at Harlaxton Manor. Rooms are allocated on a best available basis and course participants may be asked to share. A surcharge of £75 is payable for anyone wishing to guarantee a single room. All bathroom facilities are shared, and accommodation fees also include all meals. Additional accommodation may be available for the Sunday before the course starts at an additional cost – please ask. If you prefer to stay in one of the local hotels, a non-residential rate is also available.



Web Site:weareoca.com/music/rarescale/
Email:rarescale@gmail.com

 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

 Composers’ Programme to the festival “Days of chamber music”
Summary:Composers' Programme
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Date Posted: 01 November 2016
Details: Gabrovo, Bulgaria
September 8 – 15, 2017 г.
(September 6 – 16 2017 for composers)

The Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra invites student composers in high-school and university (bachelor) level to participate with their compositions in the Composers’ Programme to the festival “Days of chamber music”, organized by the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra.

The Composers’ programme targets student-composers at high-school and university level seeking opportunities to rehearse and hear their music performed by professional musicians, as well as to participate in workshops and lectures in different practical and theoretical disciplines.

The composers will have a work included in the programme of the festival, which will be rehearsed and performed by the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra. The concert will be recorded and offered to the composers for non-commercial purposes. The work does not have to be written specifically for the festival.

During their work in the workshops the composers will write exercises in orchestration and arrangement, which will be rehearsed with the orchestra. They will participate in a conducting masterclass with the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra. Some participants will be recommended to the festival performers for future commissions and collaborations.

The composers will benefit from activities outside the studies and the festival, including museum visits, a mountain hike, etc.

Personnel of the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra: 9 violins, 3 violas, 2 violoncellos и 1 double bass

Lectures offered
Individual composition lessons
Group masterclasses in composition
Groups lectures in history and theory of music Group lessons in conducting
Individual and group career consultations

Teachers
Mag. Ivan Stoyanov (conducting), conductor of the Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra
http://www.gko.gabrovo.bg/istoriya
Dr Alexandra Fol (composition and theoretical disciplines), guest-composers
https://alexandrafol.wordpress.com/

Price for 10 days: accommodation, breakfast, tuition, organized external activities (including entrance tickets, transport, tour guide)
Price for citizens of the European Union € 500 Euros for 10 days
Price for citizens of countries from outside of the European Union € 800 for 10 days

Teaching language for individual lessons
Bulgarian, German, English, French, Italian

Teaching language for group classes
English. Other languages dependent on particular circumstances.

Important dates
Deadline for applying, by e-mail only: June 15, 2017
gabrovo.composers.programme@gmail.com
Announcing the results: June 30, 2017
If you need to know your results earlier in order to apply for funding, etc., please, do write to us.
Deadline for fee payment: July 31, 2017
The accepted composers will receive the bank account information by e-mail.
Deadline for receiving the work and the parts: August 20, 2017 Day of arrival in Gabrovo: September 6, 2017
Possibility of pick-up from Sofia for an additional fee
Day of departure from Gabrovo: September 16, 2017

Applications
Composers wishing to apply must send the following documents
1) Short biography
2) 2-3 scores in PDF format
3) Recordings,ifsuchexist
4) Link to a personal website, if such exists

E-mail for application and contact
gabrovo.composers.programme@gmail.com

Phone numbers for contact
+1-514-264-7777 (Bulgarian, German, English, French, Italian) +359 889 619 345 (Bulgarian)

Internet links:

Gabrovo municipality
http://gabrovo.bg/en

Museum of humour and satire
http://www.humorhouse.bg/enindex.html

Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra
http://www.gko.gabrovo.bg/

Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Gabrovo-chamber-orchestra-Габровски-камерен-оркестър--126356347430505/?fref=ts

Central Bus Station
http://www.centralnaavtogara.bg

Busses from Sofia to Gabrovo departing from the Central Bus Station
http://avtogari.info/search.php?start=%D0%A1%D0%9E%D0%A4%D0%98%D0%AF&end=%D0%9 3%D0%90%D0%91%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%92%D0%9E
Email:gabrovo.composers.programme@gmail.com

 MUSLAB 2014. International Electroacoustic Music Exposition
Summary:Sound Art Workshops
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 June 2014
Details: Asociación Camin-Art and MUSLAB Ensemble invite composers of electroacoustic music, sound artists and visual artists to participate in the

Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica MUSLAB 2014
This exhibition will take place in October and November in Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Nayarit and Veracruz in 11 different locations.
The International Electroacoustic Music Exposition / MUSLAB 2014 is a project that we do in order to help to recover public spaces as a way to promote social interaction and citizenship using artistic interventions with electroacoustic music and video projection on buildings (Video Mapping).

This exhibition is accompanied by a workshop in new technologies applied to art, open to students and artists interested in working with sound and image. This workshop will be adapted to the needs of each community where the exhibition is presented.

The event will be broadcast by Radio UNAM Mexico, Radio UAM, UAM TV nationwide and internationally via Internet. We also have the support of the Zero Records Productions label to record the event, that might end up publishing a selection of the submitted works in a CD-DVD.

Web Site:http://muslab.org/index.html#english

 2014 Summer Choral Composers Forum
Summary:Choral Composing Course
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 07 January 2014
Details: The Lehigh Choral Composers Forum, in association with the ACDA, offers a unique opportunity to composers of all levels to explore and develop their compositional voices in a weeklong intensive seminar held at Lehigh University's beautiful Zoellner Arts Center. The emphasis of the Forum is on the compositional process. Composers accepted into the program are asked to come with ideas, not finished pieces. In the course of the week, these ideas are developed, discussed, and tried out in rehearsals with the professional a cappella ensemble, The Princeton Singers.

Under the leadership of Steven Sametz and Tania León, composers are encouraged to be adventurous. This is an opportunity you may never have again: to hear a professional ensemble read through a portion of a work one day, get feedback, rework it, and hear it another way at rehearsal the next day.

Each morning, seminars led by Sametz and León help composers to develop their unique compositional voices. Afternoons, there is one-on-one time with each student sharing individual ideas with the mentor-composers. This is an environment that supports compositional risk-taking as well as building on what you already do well.

On Saturday, June 29th, an informal concert of the works created in the seminar will be held at Lehigh University's Baker Hall, a 900-seat state-of-the-art concert hall. Composers come away with a professional-quality recording of their works by The Princeton Singers.

The week also includes information and discussion on the ever-shifting world of music publication. How do we best get our works out there? How are publishers looking at new compositions? How can we best market our works to get as many performances as possible? Many works from past Lehigh Composers' Forums have been published by major publishing houses.

The seminar is co-sponsored by The American Choral Directors Association and is available for graduate credit through ACDA.
Web Site:http://lehighchoralarts.com/composersforum/

 Soundscape Festival 2013
Summary:Festival call for scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 December 2012
Details: Composers are invited to apply for the 2013 Soundscape festival in Italy submitting one score and the application form which can be found on the festival's website listed above.
Web Site:http://soundscapefestival.org/about/study/

 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.
Web Site:www.waldenschool.org/retreat/

 MFA in ICIT at UCI
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.
Web Site:http://music.arts.uci.edu/icit