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The Composers Conference, guided for nearly 50 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Mario Davidovsky, provides 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. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Composers Conference

Mario Davidovsky, Conference Director
James Baker, Music Director
Jason Eckardt and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Guest Composers 2016

The Composers Conference, guided for nearly 40 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Mario Davidovsky, provides 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.

For summer 2016 (July 17-31, 2016), we welcome guest composers Jason Eckardt and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez to the Composers Conference.

Call for Scores

Composer Registration will open in early January 2016

History

Since it was founded in 1945, the Conference has served nearly eight hundred composers and many more amateur chamber musicians. It is the oldest and most respected program of its kind. Each summer, ten two-week fellowships are awarded to composers who are establishing their careers. They participate in intensive composition seminars, public colloquia, rehearsals, and performances of their recent works. The concerts are presented by the Conference staff of outstanding performing artists who also coach the participants of the Chamber Music Center in small chamber groups. Annually, since 1986, the members of the Chamber Music Center have commissioned a fellow composer to write a work for amateur musicians.