Mario Davidovsky, Director
Alex Mincek and Rand Steiger, Guest Composers 2018
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.

The DEADLINE for receipt of application materials for summer 2018 has been EXTENDED to FRIDAY, March 23, 2018.

Composers are invited to submit scores for judges’ selection of ten Composer Fellows for the Composers Conference, to take place on the campus of Brandeis University, July 29-August 12, 2018. Scores submitted for judging may include any 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.

Composers chosen as one of the ten Fellows will be asked to submit a score that 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. Each Fellow will participate in daily seminars with guest composers, Alex Mincek, Rand Steiger, and Director, Mario Davidovsky, and will have their work performed and recorded in a public concert during the Conference.


  • Application Fee: $50
    Upon acceptance as a Fellow, composers will be awarded a partial tuition scholarship.
  • Remaining tuition/room/board: $1600

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. For questions about the application, contact us at

Composer Fellows Faculty & Staff

Mario Davidovsky

Composer Fellows Director

James Baker

Conference Ensemble Director

Alex Mincek

Guest Composer

Rand Steiger

Guest Composer

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