Divertimento Ensemble International Workshop for Young Composers

Applications are open for admission to Divertimento Ensemble’s fourth International Workshop for Young Composers (for ensemble). Up to 12 participants will be selected.

Interested composers, not exceeding the age of 35 (as of July 6th, 2018), should fulfill no later than November 30th, 2017 the form available online at the following link: http://idea.divertimentoensemble.it/application-form-iwyc-ensemble-2018/

A jury composed by the two tutors of the workshop together with two musicians of Divertimento Ensemble and their conductor will select no later than December 12, 2017 the twelve admitted composers.

Admitted composers will be asked to send, no later than May 15th, 2018 the score and the instrumental parts of the piece with which they will participate in the workshop.

The instrumental ensemble, of minimum six performers, will be included among the following instruments: flute (also piccolo, alto flute and bass flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet (also also E flat and bass clarinet), two violins,viola, cello, piano and percussion (percussion instruments must be previously agreed).

The piece must not exceed 7 minutes duration. This can be a new composition written specifically for the workshop, or an existing composition (including the one that has been submitted if in line with the instrumental ensemble).

During the ten days of the workshop, participants will have individual lessons with the two tutors and with the conductor of the ensemble to discuss their scores or other pieces, as well as working sessions with the performers of the ensemble; they shall listen to the rehearsals of their own work and of all the programmed pieces. They will participate in the scheduled masterclasses.

All the compositions will be performed in two public concerts in Bobbio on July 14 and 15, 2018. A maximum of three compositions will be selected after the performances in Bobbio to be included in the Rondò 2019 concert season (Milan, January-June 2019).

It is possible to take part in the workshop as observers.

The workshop overall schedule includes the following time/activities to be divided among all the participants:
– 36 hours of rehearsal with the ensemble (to be divided among all the scores)
– 30 hours of individual lessons with each of the two tutors (to be divided among all the participants)
– 6 hours of individual meetings with the conductor of the ensemble (to be divided among all the participants)
– 4 hours of individual meetings with the musicians
– 2 hours of masterclasses by each of the two tutors
– 3 hours of masterclasses by Daniele Ghisi*

Participation Fee
Participant: 600 euros (to be paid by January 15th, 2018)
Observer: 200 euros

Accomodation
One hostel and various structures offer accomodation at favourable prices.

Detailed calendar and subject of the masterclass are available online: http://idea.divertimentoensemble.it/application-form-iwyc-ensemble-2018/

ManiFeste Electroacoustic Music Workshops 2018

This workshop features intensive hands-on classes on performing electroacoustic music, sound diffusion, and controlling electronics. Intended for sound engineers and computer music designers who wish to acquire professional experience in preparing the musical and logistical aspects of electroacoustic concerts and rehearsals.

Interpretation Workshop: Electroacoustic Music

Monday, June 18 — Saturday, June 30, 2018
@Ircam & Centre Pompidou
Présentation publique: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Educational Advisors: Grégoire Lorieux, Mikhail Malt, IRCAM computer music designers
Instruction in English

The 2-week long workshop on electroacoustic music, taught by IRCAM professors, features classes in a Mac-equipped room, hands-on exercises in the studio, rehearsals with musicians for a mixed music concert during which each student is responsible for the performance of the electroacoustic elements of a work on the program. This concert is the final result of the collaborative “Mixed Music Program” implemented by the Pôle Sup’93 and IRCAM. This program is designed for young performers who want to learn to perform their instruments with electronics. These young musicians from the Pôle Sup’93 will work alongside workshop students.

No age requirements

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to analyze and work on a score
  • Familiarity with the aesthetics of contemporary music
  • Applicants must have intermediary-level knowledge of programming in Max or Live and use the software on a regular basis. For Max, applicants should have followed the beginner’s level Max course or provide proof of equivalent knowledge of the Max tutorials 1 -22, Data tutorials 1 – 5, MIDI tutorials 1 – 5, and MSP tutorials 1 – 31.

Applicants must download the questionnaire on their level of computer literacy and return it with their application online.

Online Applications: ULYSSES Platform 
Applications accepted from Monday, October 9 – Monday, November 6, 2017

For more info see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/lacademie/manifeste-2018/musiques-electroacoustiques/

ManiFeste Chamber Music Workshops 2018/2019

This year, IRCAM would like a large number of young composers to take part in the exceptional environment offered by the ManiFeste academy in June (internationally renowned composers, exceptional musicians, scientists specialized in musical domains, etc.). The first year, students will follow individual and group classes, encounters, discussions, and work on compositional sketches. Certain composers will be selected at the end of the first year to return the following summer with their sketch finalized to be performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain.

Composition Workshops for Conducted Ensemble and Chamber Music

2018: Monday, June 18 — Saturday, June 30 @IRCAM
2019: Monday, June 17 — Saturday, June 29 for composers selected at the end of the 2018 academy

Ensemble intercontemporain. Direction Julien Leroy
Educational Advisors: Marko Nikodijevic / Conducted Ensemble, Stefano Gervasoni / Chamber Music (composers)

At the end of this two-week session, approximately 20 young composers will be selected to complete their score. The works will be rehearsed and performed in concert during the ManiFeste-2019 academy (Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 29, 2019).

Applicants must be born after January 1, 1986

Composers cannot take part in the composition workshops more than two consecutive years. They can, however, take part in all the academy’s activities as auditors.

At the end of the 2018 academy, the educational team will make their selection. The team reserves the right to select none of the sketches submitted. The team’s decision is final. Only selected works will be rehearsed and premiered during a public presentation in June 2019 (the education team reserves the right to modify this decision at a later date). This presentation will be recorded. A studio mix of this recording will be given to the composers.

Online Applications : ULYSSES Platform
Applications accepted from Monday, October 9 – Monday, November 6, 2017

For more info see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/lacademie/manifeste-2018/composition-20182019/

ManiFeste Grand Orchestre Workshops 2018

The ManiFeste academy continues its partnership with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, partner since the academy’s inception in 2012. Every year, the selected composers are able to take advantage of personalized advice from the teacher/composer, Franck Bedrossian, and the conductor Peter Rundel before—and during—work sessions with the musicians. In addition, the young composers selected to participate in this workshop will be able to hear their sketches for full orchestra performed during a concert open to the public.

Reading Sessions for Full Orchestra

Monday, June 18 — Saturday, June 23, 2018
Public concert: Saturday, June 23, 2018
IRCAM & CENTQUATRE-Paris

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Ensemble ULYSSES
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Pedagogical Advisor: Franck Bedrossian, composer

8 young composers are invited to write a short sketch for orchestra using non-traditional orchestral writing, seeking new concepts of orchestration. After a work session with the composer Franck Bedrossian, these sketches will be read for 50 minutes each by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the young musicians from the ULYSSES Ensemble.

Applicants must be born after January 1, 1986

Composers cannot take part in the composition workshops more than two consecutive years. They can, however, take part in all the academy’s activities as auditors.

Online Applications: ULYSSES Platform
Applications accepted from Monday, October 9 – Monday, November 6, 2017

For more info see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/lacademie/manifeste-2018/grand-orchestre/

Composing in the Wilderness 2018

Explore the Alaska’s inspiring backcountry, compose music about it, and have it premiered by top performers.

Now in its seventh year, this one-of-a-kind creative adventure for composers is offered by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service of the USA.

This year we’ll be offering two field courses, both of which feature an immersive back-country experience in Alaska’s national parks, and a premiere of a new chamber piece you write.

Our long-standing program in Denali National Park and Yukon-Charly Rivers National Preserve will be offered once again; but we’re also adding a second, more immersive field course that will take participants above the arctic circle on a week-long river trip through the second-largest national park in the USA and culminate with a premiere performance in New York City! This high-end option is ideal for more experienced composers, faculty members, and professionals.

Since Composing in the Wilderness filled up last year in 48 hours, we’re instituting an easy new application process. To be considered, composers must submit their materials before November 1.

See the following website for further details: http://www.composinginthewilderness.com

MANIFESTE-2018, THE ACADEMY

June 18 30, 2018

At the center of ManiFeste, the academy offers young composers, artists, and musicians from the four corners of the globe to take part in composition workshops, In Vivo dance and theater workshops, interpretation master classes, and classes on computer music.

Applications accepted Sept. 26 – October 30, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/lacademie/

Archipel Ose! Academy 2017

International symphonic orchestra academy for young composers

In a few words –

Academy of symphonic writing for young composers, directed by Kaija Saariaho and Daniel Kawka conducting an orchestra of 65 musicians.

From March 20th to 26th, 2017, seven day workshop, meeting, rehearsals and concert in Lyon, Annemasse (France) and Geneva (Switzerland).

Application deadline February 1st, 2017

Open to composers born from January 1st, 1985 onwards (32 years old in 2017 or younger).

Application must be done on the Ulysses-network platform

For more information see http://www.ulysses-network.eu/web/competitions/archipelacademy2017/

Orkest : de ereprijs Invitation to the 23nd Young Composers Meeting 2017

From February 12-17, 2015 the 23rd successive International Young Composers Meeting will take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The meeting is organized by orchestra de ereprijs in collaboration with the International Gaudeamus Music Week.

The directors of the 23rd meeting are Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Joe Cutler and Christopher Trapani.

They will get together with 16 potential and coming talents selected by the seniors. The aim of the meeting is to rehearse the young composers’ score with de ereprijs and up to 5 voices, to exchange thoughts, formulate ideas and debate about composers and composing.

The directors will offer a composition assignment to the 3 most promising composers – de ereprijs € 2.500, National Youth Orchestra € 2.500 and International Masterclass € 1.500.

The meeting is generally considered to be extremely inspiring and especially interesting for young composers.
During the week the 3-minute pieces of the selected composers will be rehearsed by orchestra de ereprijs.
There will be lectures by Louis Andriessen and the senior composers and a workshop composing for voices.
And of course the final concert, presenting all the pieces.

We hope we have aroused your interest in this project and that you will inform young (below 30 years) talented composers about the meeting and encourage them to take part in it.

Application form YCM 2017

Applications close October 15th 2016

Pendriai International Composers Course – Lithuania

Applications are now open for The International Composers’ Course Palendriai 2016!

Following the successful and encouraging results of the course last year, which gathered the participants from 10 different countries and contained exciting performances, workshops and individual tuition by internationally acclaimed music professionals – The International Composers’ Course Palendriai 2016 is welcoming new applicants interested to attend the course in Lithuania on the 25th-31st July, 2016.

OBJECTIVE

Developing and broadening the repertoire of modern accordion in solo and chamber music context.

APPLICATION

Apply online via www.palendriaimusic.com within the deadline of 1st of June.

You will be asked to provide:

Biography;
Personal statement describing you aspirations to take part in the composers’ course;
Description of your compositional ideas for the course;
PDF of your composition representing your capabilities, techniques and style. (Chamber music piece is recommended for the selection round. Audio recording is an advantage).

SELECTION

Candidates will be selected by the international jury consisting of course leaders and organizers. All applicants will be informed via email by the 15th of June.

INSTRUMENTATION

You will be asked to produce at least 2 pieces of music.

Accordion solo;
Individually allocated instrumentation of chamber ensemble:

Accordion and string trio (violin, viola, cello)
Duet of Accordion and any string instrument from the string trio;
Duet of Accordion and woodwind instrument(Tuba or clarinet only);
Accordion and mixed chamber group up to 3 members in the ensemble (viola, clarinet etc);
A few accordions (maximum 6) and any other instrument mentioned above. Maximum up to 5 members in the ensemble.

During the course all selected candidates will have the opportunity to work in the inspirational and creative environment, gain the experience in direct collaboration with performers and other composers, and learn from the course tutors GORKA HERMOSA (Spain), MARTYNAS LEVICKIS (Lithuania) and RUTA VITKAUSKAITE (UK/Lithuania). Moreover, the course will offer additional workshops with guest tutors.

Compositions produced during the course will be premiered publicly on the final day of the course at The St. Benedict’s monastery in Palendriai.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The course will be held in English;
The course is free;
All applicants must be younger than 36 y.o.;
Free accommodation will be provided;
Travel expenses are not covered;
All other important and up to date information can be found atpalendriaimusic.com, for all enquiries please contact us via info@palendriaimusic.com.

Organizer: PI accoAkademija

Online application form: http://www.palendriaimusic.com/application/

2016 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

Entries are now open for the 2016 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

Now in its twelth year, the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Awards is an exciting opportunity for young New Zealand composers to have their work recorded by the NZSO over a three-day residency.

Submitted works are assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and those selected for the awards will be flown to, and accommodated in Wellington for the duration of the recordings and awards. The students selected are given the opportunity to receive mentoring from an established New Zealand composer and will also participate in industry seminars and instrument workshops. The best overall composition will win the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award. The composer receives a cash award of $750.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen
  • Composers must be 25 years of age or younger as of 1 December 2016
  • Maximum duration of 5 minutes
  • Work to be for full symphony orchestra without soloists
  • Maximum instrumentation is as follows: 3333 4331 timpani +2 percussion harp strings (including the following woodwind auxiliary instruments: piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon).
  • One entry per person
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form, which can be downloaded from the NZSO website. All entries must be submitted as digital PDFs.
  • Applications should also be accompanied by a short composer biography, as well as programme notes for the work. All of this information should be provided in the score file.
  • A complete and accurate instrumentation listing must be provided at the beginning of the score as well as the duration.
  • Ornaments and trills should be clear and written out if appropriate.
  • Scores should be legible with clear time signatures and even spacing throughout. Translations of any non-standard terms should be provided in the score.
  • Percussion parts should be set out in stations.
  • Composers should note that if used, any non-standard items such as string practice mutes will need to be provided by the composer.
  • NZSO reserve the right to ask composers to revisit any composition that includes extended techniques that may damage instruments.
  • Revisions to the submitted score won’t be accepted.

IMPORTANT DATES
Mon 2 May 2016 Deadline for applications
Mon 6 June 2016 Applicants informed of panels decision
Mon 4 July 2016 Deadline for providing parts to the Library
Tue 29 Nov – Thurs 1 Dec 2016 Residency in Wellington

https://www.nzso.co.nz/education/young-originals/for-composers/young-composer-awards/