The 2014 edition of the professional summer program for emerging composers, Collegium Musicum, offers to a small number of selected composers from around the world the opportunity to have their works rehearsed and performed by a professional orchestra, the Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum.
The composers will engage in a week of intensive workshops and conferences – live, and streamed online – from professional connections and network with colleagues from the arts industry. The program will take place between July 6th and July 15th, 2014 in Bourgas, Bulgaria and will involve active participants and auditors who will not have works performed. The event and the names of all participants will be heavily publicised in local and international media.
The main working language will be English. Note that selected active participants will not be asked to write works specifically for the internship, but the work must fit the provided instrumentation.
Total cost for active participants (tuition + hotel accommodation + two meals a day):
€1,200 – active participants
Total cost for auditors (tuition + hotel accommodation + two meals a day):
€400 – auditors
Merit-based financial aid is available
The hotel will be Guest house Matev, a family own hotel with double-occupancy rooms including wireless internet, TV, small fridge and air conditioning, located minutes away from the beach.
Note that everything must be submitted by e-mail at by February 2nd 2014:
Send the following information:
1. Your full name
2. Your date of birth
3. Your nationality
4. Your CV
5. Names and email addresses of two referees
6. Whether you are applying for active or auditor status, and whether you would accept to attend as auditor if you apply for active participation.
7. Three PDF files of your works, and recordings thereof (if you have any)
8. €100 fee/deposit by paypal at the following e-mail address: . (This €100 will count as a deposit towards your total cost if you are accepted. If you are not accepted, the Collegium will refund you your 100 Euros. However, if you are accepted but you decline to participate, the Collegium will keep your 100 Euros deposit. This is done to ensure that you are committed to participating and take your application seriously.)
Timeline of the Program
Sunday, February 2nd 2014: Application deadline
Sunday, February 9th: Decision announced
Sunday, March 2nd: Fee payment deadline
Sunday, March 9th: Selected participants receive the instrumentation for their ensemble work
Sunday, June 8th: Deadline for submitting the work
(reminder: it does not have to be composed specifically for the occasion)
Sunday July 6th – Arrivals and accommodation in Bourgas, Bulgaria
Sunday, July 14th – Final concert with Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum
Monday, July 15th – Departures
For more information, see http://en.levonmanukyan.com
Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th July 2013
€60 for 2 days €40 for 1 day
Booking and info 0719650828 www.thedock.ie
Music First Education Program provides a comprehensive look at creating music covering topics from song writing & performing to recording and music production. The workshops feature Meteor Award Winner Luán Parle and highly acclaimed Producer / Musician Gavin Ralston.
“The workshop focuses on songwriting, production, performance, touring and the latest developments in the music industry. By the end of the workshop, the budding songwriters will have written, performed and recorded an original song collectively. This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience of the day to day work in the music industry whether you aspire to be performers, songwriters, producers or work in music administration.”
Details of the event are also on The Dock Arts Centre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/202585413228002/