highSCORE Festival 2016

February 11, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

highSCORE Festival is today’s leading Italian Contemporary Music Festival offering masterclasses, one of the “ten summer festivals to get the contemporary music blood pumping” (Composition: Today). Set every summer in historical Pavia (Northern Italy), it is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, inspire audiences with their music, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other musicians to create a vibrant artistic community. Musicians work closely with a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world for two intense weeks of masterclasses, lectures, workshops and concerts. Performances of the participant composers’ scores are presented at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. Faculty of the 2016 (7th) edition include: Julia Wolfe (winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music), Amy Beth Kirste, Christopher Theofanidis and Dmitri Tymoczko.