The 2016 Call for Musicians is currently closed. Please check back again for other opportunities.
Performers of a wide variety of instruments are invited to apply, but due to the non-concert hall setting of the final performance, instruments must be portable (sorry! no piano, organ, carillon, helicopters, etc). Instruments may include any standard orchestral instrument (strings/ww/brass/perc) and various doublings, and others including, but not limited to, voice, saxophone, accordion, guitar, non-western instruments, early music instruments etc.
Successful applicants will be grouped into chamber ensembles of about 10-15 players, including two faculty members who will perform as part of each ensemble. There will be three groups total, and each group will rehearse and give the premiere performance of at least one newly composed/choreographed piece, as well as a new work of pure music (i.e. without dance) by participating composers. Additional pieces from the contemporary repertoire will be assigned in various configurations in addition to the new pieces for the larger ensembles. The pieces written for the workshop will be conceived for a specific, non-traditional performance space (i.e. not a concert hall, and still to be announced!), and will allow for/require the composers to use space, and perhaps the placement of the performers in the space, as an element of their work. Musicians will play an important part of the collaboration. Not only will they have the opportunity to offer input during the rehearsal process, and give practical advice to composers, etc.—they may even be asked to take part in the choreography of the pieces.
Performers will work closely with the other participants of the workshop, as well as the faculty/mentor musicians, including composer Don Freund, conductor Michael Lewanski, and performers Gregory Beyer (percussion), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (voice), Timothy Munro (flute), Nicholas Photinos (cello), Jeremy Ruthrauff (saxophones), and MingHuan Xu (violin). There will also be daily sessions devoted to movement and music led by the dance faculty, and in Brazilian Capoeira by percussionist Gregory Beyer. 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!
If you applied using the old online form, and DID NOT receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY!
DEADLINE EXTENDED — we will continue to accept applications until all the spots are filled.
To apply, please send the following information to:
info [at] LAB-Arts [daht] org
1. first and last name
2. age (there is no age limit, but there is no chaperone available for musicians below the age of 18)
3. email address
4. mobile phone
5. home phone
6. current address (number/street, apt, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country)
7. instrument + doublings (performers of a wide variety of instruments are invited to apply, but due to the non-concert hall setting of the final performance, instruments must be portable (sorry! no piano, organ, carillon, etc). Instruments may include any standard orchestral instrument and various doublings, voice, sax, accordion, guitar, non-western instruments, early music instruments etc.
8. major teacher
9. CV (attach as pdf)
10. Title/Movement/Composer of Audition Piece
11. Link to Streaming Video of Audition Piece (5-minute video clip of your playing)
12. Score Excerpt (attach as pdf)
13. Contemporary Repertoire List (please list works played in the last year written after 1945–orchestral, chamber, and solo)
14. Artist Statement (Please describe your interest in the Music/Dance workshop 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.
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!*** >>