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I-Park Accepting Applications for 2020 Music Composition/Sound Art Residencies

I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2020 residency season. This fully-funded multi-disciplinary program is open to composers and sound artists looking to enrich their practice in a collegial, retreat-like setting in the company of artists working in the visual arts, creative writing, moving image/new media and architecture/landscape design.

This residency is suitable for individuals focused on concert music (all forms), jazz, popular and electronic music, sound sculpture/design, media scoring and instrument design/fabrication. While the typical residency revolves around studio work, those wishing to create mixed-media pieces or sound installations within I-Park’s natural and built environments are encouraged to do so. I-Park’s composers’ studios are equipped with pianos, digital keyboards/controllers, a collection of percussion and obscure instruments and hardware for recording, sequencing and sound manipulation.

Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, fully-equipped workshop and modest library – as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when.
Deadline: January 15, 2020


Project Inclusion is a prestigious training program in June 2020 for singers aged 18-29 from diverse backgrounds historically underrepresented in the symphonic choral field, including but not limited to African American, Native American, and Latinx artists. With a stipend of approximately $3,400, the program aims to increase diversity in the classical vocal field and guide young musicians toward successful professional careers in music. Fellowship Includes:
• Rehearse and perform with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
• Master classes with world-renowned guest artists
• Professional training and mentorship with artistic leadership
• Solo recital and chamber concerts throughout Chicago
• Professional development sessions
• Networking with professional singers
• Community engagement training and opportunities
Deadline: February 14, 2020

Summer ChamberFest at DePaul

Monday, July 6 - Sunday, July 12, 2020
Immerse yourself in the challenging world of chamber music with a one-week intensive program. The program offers daily coaching, master classes, seminars and performance opportunities from our world-class faculty and is open to string, woodwind (including saxophone), brass, and percussion players. Rising high school junior and senior student instrumentalists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: March 16, 2020

Summer Residency for New Music at DePaul

Monday, July 6 - Sunday, July 12, 2020
Acclaimed new music chamber group, Ensemble Dal Niente, joins the DePaul Composition faculty for a week-long residency program featuring distinguished guest composer Hilda Parades. During this week, young composers and performers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects, work side-by-side with Ensemble Dal Niente musicians, participate in master classes and receive individualized feedback. Projects realized during the residency will be performed in evening concerts. Current undergraduate and graduate-level student composers and performers of new music are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: March 16, 2020

Summer Voice at DePaul

Sunday, July 26, - Saturday, August 2, 2020
Learn from the DePaul Vocal faculty who are some of the most celebrated and sought-after opera singers and directors in the world in a one-week intensive voice clinic that will launch you towards the next step in your vocal career. The program will guide you through refining your audition repertoire with voice lessons, coaching, stage technique classes and performances as well as learning about audition protocol, self-management and promotion, repertoire, vocal health and so much more. Acclaimed opera director Harry Silverstein will lead daily stage technique and delivery classes. Current undergraduate-level student singers are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: March 16, 2020

Association of Concert Bands Young Composers Composition Contest in Partnership with the John Philip Sousa Foundation

There are over a thousand community bands in the United States and more across the globe looking for new music that fits a more traditional style of concert band literature that audiences will enjoy. This composition contest is intended for composers under 30 years of age writing a 3 - 5 minute duration piece of original composition for concert band at a grade level of roughly grade 4. The composer will receive an award of $2,000 and reimbursement up to $1000 for travel expenses to attend the ACB Convention for the premiere if available to attend.
The piece will be premiered at the annual convention of the Association of Concert Bands to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico April 27-May 2, 2021.
Deadline: June 15, 2020

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.

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.