Programs / Studio: Composing for Voice
Studio: Composing for Voice
July 8-20, 2013
The Studio is a two-week residential summer music camp for students age 14-20 who want to take their music compositions to the next level. Limited to 20 students.
Core features: seminars and master classes with renowned guest composers, workshops with guest artists, score analysis, a field trip to the Minnesota Orchestra along with all of the features of the Institute. The program also offers a half-dozen composition tutorials and music theory and ear-training instruction. Every student has the opportunity to work with advanced music notation software. Students are expected to compose at least one work during the Studio and to participate in at least one premiere during the Festival Salons. The Studio is limited to the first 20 students who register.
Core features of the the Studio:
- Composition tutorials
- 2-hours of daily music theory/ear-training
- Master classes with a renowned guest composer
- Compose and perform new compositions
- Daily “salons” with guest artists
- Field trips: Minnesota Orchestra, ice cream social
- Music technology lab, practice rooms
- Room and board
2013 Junior Composers: Words+Music
VocalEssence: Choral Composition "Call for Scores"
In preparation for our 2013 summer programs, we are formally inviting our students to compose a work for choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). These pieces should be 2-4 minutes in length, and should be submitted electronically to Seth Custer no later than June 1, 2013. Selected choral works will be read by VocalEssence at the 2013 Junior Composers summer programs. More details to follow.
Art Song "Call for Scores"
In addition to choral compositions, we are formally inviting our students to compose a work for soprano solist and piano. These pieces should be 2-4 minutes in length, and should be submitted electronically to Seth Custer no later than June 1, 2013. A professional soprano soloist will select three pieces written by Junior Composers to perform in a salon during the Junior Composers Institute and Junior Composers Songwriters.
Additional Opportunity: Minnesota Sinfonia Composition Contest
Jay Fishman, Artistic Director of the Minnesota Sinfonia, has extended a call for submissions to the 3rd annual Orchestra Composition Contest. This opportunity is available exclusively for Junior Composers students enrolled in 2013 programs. The winning composer will be awarded $500, and the piece will be featured as part of the Sinfonia's Young Artists Week, culminating in a performance at the orchestra's Summer Concert Series performance on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. Click here for full submission guidelines and deadlines.
Please direct all questions to:
Seth Custer - firstname.lastname@example.org