Let A Master Pitch In

International composition masterclass


Submission period

Tue Dec 20, 2022 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Jan 31 at 12PM UTC

Results date

Fri Feb 10 at 05PM UTC

Sonus Foundation for the Support of New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts announces the


International composition masterclass

for young composers who would like to develop a new work with the intensive mentoring of an internationally known and critically acclaimed composition professor Milica Djordjević.
Selected participants will receive three individual composition consultations, and, at the end of the process, will present the result of their common work in a brief public discussion, optionally with musical examples. The sessions will take place remotely, in real-time, on a 6-7-day distance from each other. At the conclusion, participants may be commissioned by the Sonus Foundation to develop their work-in- progress into a finished composition and present them at a public performance.

Eligible to apply

Composers of any age, nationality, and at any stage of their career, who
- are currently or have recently been enrolled in a composition program of a higher education institution,
- are equipped for online work during the course (Zoom).

How to Apply

Submit the online form by 31 January 2023 12 p.m. (CET time) including:
- Score and recording of a premiered composition.
- Concept outline (max. 1000 characters) and, optionally, sketches for a 3-10-minute new work.
o The new work shall require 1-5 performers, the instrumentation unrestricted but it should be laid out in the concept.
o If there is text in the planned composition, it should be uploaded.


The jury will select four composers/works based on the submissions. Selected composers will be notified by February 10, 2023.


The application is free, and the participation for selected composers is free as well thanks to the supporters below.

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