RED NOTE New Music Festival Student Composition Workshop


Submission period

Mon Sep 18 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Oct 11 at 04:59AM UTC

Results date

Sun Oct 15 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Tuition fee $350


For undergraduate or graduate students
March 25-March 28, 2024, Illinois, US

The RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop will help composers widen their creative perspectives and hone their craft through open rehearsals with guest performers HYPERCUBE and Ensemble Dal Niente, and seminars with distinguished guest faculty composers Han Lash and Ted Hearne, as well as resident faculty composers Martha Horst, Roy Magnuson, Carl Schimmel, and Alex Stephenson.

Invited participants will each compose a 5 to 10-minute piece for one of the guest ensembles. Each composition will be carefully rehearsed during the festival and will be premiered at a formal concert. Each composer will receive a recording of his or her piece. Participants will discuss their compositional ideas, techniques, and aesthetics with the faculty and other fellows.

In addition, each student composer will have the opportunity to meet with the faculty composers individually or as part of group lessons or masterclasses. Each day of the festival culminates in an evening concert featuring contemporary music performed by the guest ensembles or members of the School of Music faculty.
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a music composition degree program.

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