The 2016 Call for Composers is currently closed. Please check back again for other opportunities.
Group A: Six composers will be selected to create short, site-specific chamber works for musicians/dancers. Pieces will be composed for approximately 10-15 musicians (including 2 faculty members) plus conductor, and approximately 12 dancers, and should be no more than 5 minutes in length. Exact instrumentation, details of the site of the final performance, and composer/choreographer assignments will be provided soon after acceptance to the workshop. Fully composed pieces with computer copied scores and parts are due by 12 noon, Chicago time, Monday, Aug 1, 2016.
Group B: Six composers will be selected to create short, site-specific chamber works for musicians only. Pieces will be composed for approximately 12 musicians (including 2 faculty members) plus conductor, and should be between 5-10 minutes in duration. The pieces should explore physical space as a compositional element. Exact instrumentation and details of the site of the final performance will be provided soon after acceptance. If necessary for the piece, it may be possible to include more than one conductor. Fully composed pieces with computer copied scores and parts are due by 12 noon, Chicago time, Monday, Aug 1, 2016.
Composers may apply for both Group A and Group B, but if selected, will only be chosen for one Group. If the composer wishes to apply to both groups, only one application is required.
Don Freund, Professor of Composition at Indiana U will mentor composers individually in rehearsals, as well as in a seminar/master class setting. Composers will also interact with guest instrumental and dance faculty during rehearsals, and will have daily opportunities to participate in faculty led sessions including movement for musicians, and Brazilian Capoeira. Professor Beyer has just returned from a yearlong sabbatical in Brazil to study this intriguing martial art that meshes together music, movement, sport, self-defense, spirituality, and diverse folk traditions.
This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with emerging artists and some of the very best professional artists in music and dance working today. It is the hope of the LAB-Arts faculty that many future collaborations will begin with this workshop!
The deadline has been extended — we will continue to accept applications until all the spots are filled. If you applied using the online form, and DID NOT receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY!
Please provide the following information and send to:
info [at] LAB-Arts [daht] org
1. first and last name
2. age (there is no age limit, but composers must be at least 18 years of age by Aug 15, 2016)
3. email address
4. mobile phone
5. home phone
6. current address (number/street, apt, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country)
7. major teacher
8. CV (attach as pdf)
9. 1-3 score(s) (attach as pdf or provide link to pdf)
10. score names
11. streaming recording(s) (provide link using youtube, soundcloud or similar)
12. Choose whether you would like to be considered for: Group A (music & dance), Group B (music only), Both Groups (you will only be able to participate in one group)
13. Artist Statement: Please describe your interest in the chosen workshop (Group A or B or both), and, although not required, any relevant experience you have had in working with dancers/choreographers and/or the creation of site-specific work.
>>Participants will be notified of their status by Monday, May 16. If selected, half of the tuition fee ($290) must be paid by Friday, May 20 to reserve the spot. The remaining $290 must be paid in full by June 1. The total Course Tuition Fee is $580. This fee does not include user transaction fees charged by PayPal (2.9% + $0.30), travel costs, or Room and Board. Students must make their own arrangements for travel and Room and Board, but LAB-Arts can offer suggestions.
N.B. Due to the interdependent nature of this workshop, it will be impossible to make last-minute changes. As a result, ***absolutely no refunds will be given after June 15!***