July 17-31, 2016

Mario Davidovsky, Conference Director
James Baker, Music Director
Fred Sherry, Contemporary Performance Institute Director
Jessica Tong, Chamber Music Workshop Director
Jason Eckardt and Carlos Sanchez Gutierrez
Guest Composers 2016

Community

Jan Pfeiffer-Rios, John Ranck, Elaine Davidovsky, Mario Davidovsky, Kathryn Welter

Concerts

Founded in 1945, the Conference is the oldest and most respected program of its kind.

Institute

Promising student performers work intensively on repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Performance

We provide young, emerging composers with the opportunity to indulge in an intense two-week composition workshop as well as showcase one of their compositions in a live, professional concert.

Composing

Composers are invited to submit scores for judges’ selection of ten Fellows.

Workshop

Each week, approximately sixty talented amateurs—string and wind players, pianists, and singers—participate in a workshop that includes intensive coaching, opportunities for ad hoc playing, attendance at professional concerts and discussions with young composers.

COMPOSERS CONFERENCE, CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOPS &
CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE: July 17-31, 2016

Guided for nearly 50 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, the Composer’s Conference provides a select number of emerging composers with an intense two-week program of seminars with distinguished guest composers, public colloquia, and performances and recordings of their recent works by the Conference Ensemble, James Baker, music director. The Chamber Music Workshops offer amateur chamber musicians a stimulating environment that includes coachings, large ensemble and ad hoc chamber music readings, along with opportunities to attend masterclasses and concerts. New this season, conservatory-level students in the Contemporary Performance Institute will join the community to study, rehearse, and perform pre-selected repertoire from music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with coaching by director Fred Sherry and by members of the Conference Ensemble. Learn more about the Composers Conference, Chamber Music Workshops, and Contemporary Performance Institute.


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