CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – COMPOCON 2023!
Compocon is an opportunity for student composers to create new music with the Standing Wave Ensemble, taking place at the VSO School of Music in downtown Vancouver.
Readings, masterclasses, and rehearsals will take place from August 21-27, 2023. Ensemble members, along with composers Edward Top, Rita Ueda, and Jeffrey Ryan, will facilitate sessions, give feedback, and provide extensive individual coaching and mentoring to students.
Classes will take place at the VSO School of Music and the Annex.
A select group of up to 10 students will hone their ensemble-writing skills, and learn about style, instrumentation, notation, communication, editing, and the musical risk-taking that goes into creating thought-provoking new chamber music!
Following the summer workshop, each participant will be paired with a mentor composer who will continue to provide feedback leading up to an early autumn deadline, when completed works will be submitted to the ensemble for a public performance in early 2024.
This concert will be video and audio recorded, and students will receive a copy of the performance of their work, along with a performance of one etude they wrote for an ensemble member.
Standing Wave Ensemble’s instrumentation is:
flute (picc.), clarinet (bass cl.), violin, cello, piano, percussion*
*vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tom toms, bass drum, other small percussion instruments can be added
Interested composers should apply by submitting, via email:
A current bio and works list
A 1 page letter outlining your experience, why you’d like to work with Standing Wave
Two scores (PDFs) of previous works
Two recordings (MIDI allowed) as a download or online stream (Google Drive, Dropbox, Soundcloud, WeTransfer, Hightail) that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to compose for chamber ensemble.
Up to 10 composers will be selected for Compocon, no fee to apply.
Participants must be available for all sessions from August 21-27.
Tuition for the workshop – $750
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS JUNE 1, 2023
Successful applicants will be notified on June 15, 2023
Applications should be sent to info[at]standingwave.ca
Time Ghost by Mari Alice Conrad from Compocon 2020
CMB (Cosmic Microwave Background) excerpt by Michael Ducharme From Compocon 2021