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Greetings! The Charlotte New Music Festival applications are open for the 9th annual international Composers Workshop and the Max Computer Music Workshop. It's free to apply and we invite you to share these workshop opportunities with students and other composers you know. We look forward to another great round of concerts, exploring new music, networking, and hosting composers and performers from around the world! Priority application deadline: January 20, 2020 by 11:59pm Free to apply! www.charlottenewmusic.org Composers Workshop Max Computer Music Workshop (June 15-27) The Composers Workshop is a unique two-week event that allows a select group of about 30 student and emerging composers to work closely with some of the top performers and distinguished guest faculty in the creation of new works for performances at the Charlotte new Music Festival. Participants will hone their craft, build their professional networks, listen to a lot of exciting new music, receive valuable and pragmatic career advice from musicians & composers with a wide range of experiences, and much more. During the festival, each composer will have the opportunity to have two pieces that will be professionally performed by world-class musicians. The Max Computer Music Workshop (MCMW, lead by Christopher Dobrian and Charles Nichols) is an intermediate to advanced one- to two-week immersive workshop during the Charlotte New Music Festival, focused on programming and composing computer music in the Max visual programming environment. Participants will learn techniques for programming interactive computer music, culminating in a public recorded performance of works created during the workshop, performed by guest musicians. More info & to apply online www.charlottenewmusic.org Guest Ensembles & Composers Beo String Quartet (Pittsburgh) Hypercube (NY) Loadbang (NY) Transient Canvas (Boston) Duo Zonda (flutes - Orlando Cela & Wei Zhao, Boston) SpacePants Guest Composers: John Allemeier Christopher Dobrian Kirsten Broberg Lansing McLoskey Charles Nichols Alejandro Rutty Kotoka Suzuki Others TBA
https://www.youngwomencomposers.org/home/ Spend two weeks in July in classes and workshops studying with Erin Busch (Composition and Theory), Julia Alford (Composition and Theory), Cynthia Folio (Composition and Theory), Sabrina Clarke (Composition and Theory), Maurice Wright (Orchestration), Julie Bishop (Writing for Voice), Adam Vidiksis (Electronic Music History and Composition), Marianne Gruzwalski (Chorale), Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (Song Writing), and Chelsea Reed (Jazz Composition and Improvisation). Classes: Composition Workshop (daily)Theory & Ear-Training (daily)Chorale (daily)Individual Composition Time (daily)Private Composition Lessons (once a week)Writing for String InstrumentsWriting for Brass InstrumentsWriting for Wind InstrumentsWriting for PercussionWriting for Voice and Setting TextElectronic Music CompositionHistory of Electronic MusicJazz Composition and ImprovisationCollege Prep and Concert OrganizationSongwritingOrchestration (one session per instrument family)Engraving and Notation Student works will be performed at the end of the session. Beginning students are welcome. All women between the ages of 14 and 19 are encouraged to apply.