The 1st International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2016

October 9, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Ensemble Suono Giallo and Theocharis Papatrechas present the 1st International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2016 that will take place in Città di Castello, PG, Italy between the 18th and the 24th of July 2016.

We are excited to announce that the resident composer of the 1st International ilSuono Academy for Young Composers 2016 will be Francesco Filidei!

Composers up to 32 years of age of all nationality are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials:
-CV/Resume (in english) (in .pdf format)
-Two (2) scores of two representative works (in .pdf format)
-Two (2) recordings of the submitted scores (in .mp3 format)
[Note: computer realized (midi) recordings will not be accepted]

Application materials in designated formats should be sent electronically to:

Application Deadline:
Friday, February 19, 2016

There is no application fee.

-Ten (10) composers will be selected.
-Following the selection process, the participants will be asked to send three (3) different line-up preferences (from solo to quintet) for which they wish to write.
-The new pieces should not exceed ten (10) minutes in duration!

Ensemble Suono Giallo
Andrea Biagini, Flutes
Fabio Battistelli, Clarinets
Michele Bianchini, Saxophones
Laura Mancini, Percussion
Simone Nocchi, Piano

-The fee for the course is €250.
-The fee for the course should be paid in full by Friday, April 1, 2016 via bank transfer to:
IBAN: IT64 Z050 3521 6004 7757 0055 555 / Swift Code: VEBHIT2MXXX
Account Beneficiary: NOVAMUSICA
Bank Name: Veneto Banca
Please, indicate the reason for payment as “Course Fee for the 1st ilSuono Academy” and include first and last name.

-Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016
-Announcement of the selected composers: Monday, March 7, 2016
-Deadline for the three (3) line-up preferences by the composers: Monday, March 14, 2016 -Distribution of the final line-ups to the selected composers: Monday, March 21, 2016
-Payment of the course fee: Friday, April 1, 2016
-Deadline for the submission of the new pieces: Sunday, May 15, 2016
-Dates of the academy: Monday, July 18, 2016 – Sunday, July 24, 2016

-The academy will arrange for participant accommodations in rooms/apartments at a cost of approx. €20-€35 per night, per person.
-Participants will have the option to share apartments with up to five other participants.
-The academy will not cover accommodations, board, or travel expenses.

-The participants should be in Città di Castello in the morning of Monday, July 18, 2016, and depart either after the final concert on Sunday, July 24, 2016 or on Monday, July 25, 2016.
-The participants will have an 1,5-hour private lesson with Francesco Filidei.
-The participants will be asked to give an one-hour presentation of their music.
-The new pieces will be rehearsed three (3) times during the academy, plus a dress rehearsal. -The concert will be recorded.
-The lessons, presentations and rehearsals will take place at:
Scuola Comunale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini”
Via XI Settembre 41/a – 06012 Città di Castello (PG), Italy
-The concert will take place in the ancient building of the center.

-All lessons, presentations and masterclasses during the academy will be in English.

Main Sponsors
-Municipality of Città di Castello
-Scuola Comunale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini”

Scuola di Musica NOVAMUSICA

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