at Wellesley College

Mario Davidovsky, Director
Yu-Hui Chang and Eric Wubbels, Guest Composers 2017
James Baker, Music Director Conference Ensemble

Ten Composer Fellows are selected to participate in intensive seminars and public colloquia with Mario Davidovsky and distinguished guest composers; each of the fellows has a work publicly performed and professionally recorded by the Conference Ensemble.


Awards will be announced by April 15, 2017

Composers are invited to submit scores for judges’ selection of ten Composer Fellows. The work can include any combination of the following: 1 each of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone; 2 pianos, 2 percussionists, double string quartet, 1 contrabass, 1 soprano

Submissions for judging need not conform to this instrumentation. Composers are invited to submit one to three scores. Online application form will require a sound link for each score; link must lead DIRECTLY (one-click) to Soundcloud or other cloud storage where the file can be heard without being downloaded.


  • Application Fee: $50
    Upon acceptance as a Fellow, composers will be awarded a partial tuition scholarship.
  • Remaining tuition: $200
  • Room and Board: $1400

The jury will select one or more Fellows to be awarded a partial Fellowship, which will cover a portion of these additional fees.

Complete application materials must arrive by March 15, 2017. Complete application consists of the following:

  1. Hard copy printout of online application form (on which you have indicated sound-file links). Apply Online
  2. Application fee of $50.00 made by check in U.S. funds, payable to the Composers Conference.
  3. Hard copies of score/s (please no more than three scores).

Submit materials to:
Composers Conference
Attn. Jane Mooney
11 Oakencroft Road
Wellesley, MA 02482

Please note: If you wish delivery confirmation, please contact us when you send your scores, and we will let you know when they arrive.
For return of your materials, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Composer Fellows Faculty & Staff

Mario Davidovsky

Composer Fellows Director

James Baker

Conference Ensemble Director

Yu-Hui Chang

Guest Composer

Eric Wubbels

Guest Composer

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