Once again, we are looking for composers to apply for our Composer-Librettist Studio to be held at New Dramatists in NYC beginning Wednesday, January 23 and ending Friday, February 8, 2019. The Composer-Librettist Studio, presented in cooperation with Nautilus Music-Theater, is an intensive two-week workshop on collaboration using musical theater tenets. It is designed to provide an opportunity for five New Dramatists playwrights and five composers to work with professional performers, exploring the possibilities and basic elements of music-theater. The studio is co-directed by Ben Krywosz (Artistic Director of Nautilus Music-Theater) and music director Roger Ames. This program is intended primarily for composers who have professional experience. Applications from graduate students may be considered in rare circumstances, but it is unlikely that undergraduate students will be considered. For the days worked they’d be considered a W-2 Employee of New Dramatists. The pay on offer for their participation is $1,300 gross wages minus applicable Federal (including Social Security and Medicare), State and City taxes.
Deadline: 10:00am EST on Monday, November 19, 2018.
Presented at the 2018 National Convention in Scottsdale, the Robert and Angelique Boury Music collection, a collection of American musical manuscripts, is available exclusively to undergraduate and graduate Sigma Alpha Iota students for research and performance from now through July 1, 2019.
Among others in the collection, original documents from Victor Herbert (“The Viceroy”), Leonard Bernstein (“I Hate Music” song cycle), George Gershwin (Piano Concerto with the unpublished original piano solo at the ending), Stephen Sondheim (original manuscript for “A Little Night Music), and Dave Brubeck (sketches for oratorio “Beloved Son”), provide an amazing opportunity for study and research. Potential uses of the material include: thesis or dissertation research on some or all of the collection; demonstration or workshop support; lecture source material; in-depth study of performance/recital literature.
Dr. Robert Boury is an SAI National Arts Associate and a member of the SAI Composers Bureau. He served as one of the IAMA Composer/Judges for the SAI 100th Anniversary National Convention in 2003. An application, which requires a professor’s signature, is available from SAI National Headquarters.
International Women’s Brass Conference
IWBC exists to educate, develop, support, and inspire all women brass musicians. For over 20 years, IWBC has successfully worked towards its mission by:
• Hosting seven international conferences
• Supporting outstanding musicians through the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, many of whom have moved on to successful careers in the music field.
• Commissioning new pieces for brass
• Publishing NoteWorthy, the biannual newsletter of the IWBC
Maud Powell Society
The MPS has announced that the four-volume Maud Powell Favorites collection of Violin transcriptions, Brahms Concerto Cadenza, Music Analyses and Editions, and Music Dedicated to, Commissioned by or Associated with violinist Maud Powell is available to all SAI chapters, school libraries, and string teachers at a discounted price of $95.
Musical America Career Center
Musical America, the leading resource in the performing arts, has a Career Center offering a place to find jobs in the performing arts. Set up a free job seeker account and search today!
The Music Teachers National Association
The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) offers numerous composition, performance, and chamber music competitions, with age requirements ranging from elementary school through adult. Entrants must study with a MTNA member teacher or pay a non-member fee, as well as be a US citizen or hold a US Visa or resident card.