Composers Conference

Instrumentalists, singers, and pre-formed ensembles are encouraged to apply to the Contemporary Performance Institute at the Composers Conference. Accepted students gather together in the summer for an intense two-week period of study, coaching, and performance. The repertoire is chosen from the diverse, significant, and far-ranging offerings of the 20th and 21st centuries. We are an inclusive, collaborative environment; Female, trans, non-binary, queer, and musicians of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

CPI director Margaret Kampmeier and members of the Conference Ensemble provide coachings and private instruction. At the end of each week, the members of CPI present a formal concert. In addition, they may be called upon to perform with the Conference Ensemble. Fromm Foundation CPI Fellows engage with the Composer Fellows and Guest Composers throughout their time at the Conference by performing their music and collaborating on new pieces. Applications are now CLOSED. 

2021 Fromm Foundation Composer & CPI Fellows Collaborative Teams

Josiah CatalanJacob MacKay (cello)
Jack Langdon / Jack Yarbrough (piano)
Kory Reeder / Sebastian Stefanovic (viola)
Alyssa Regent / Adam Woodward (violin)
Kurt Rohde/Chad Wesselkamper (bass)
Igor Santos /Kaichi Hirayama (clarinet)
José Manuel Serrano /Kevin Newton (French horn)

Daily Schedule

Rehearsals, coachings and classes: 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm daily (except for Sunday)

Private instruction: Scheduled according to availability.

CPI and Composer Fellows Collaboration Class: 9am-12pm, Saturday

Evening Concerts and Presentations
Monday: CPI and Composer Fellows get-together
Tuesday: Composer Fellows presentation
Wednesday: Conference Ensemble concert
Thursday: Distinguished Guest Composers presentation
Friday: Contemporary Performance Institute concert
Saturday: Conference Ensemble concert

*Parties and receptions are offered after each evening event.


APPLICATIONS for 2021 will be OPEN soon!

Application deadline: April 1, 2021
Notification of Acceptance announced by early April, 2021
Applicants’ confirmation of attendance by mid-April, 2021


Application Fee: $0

Program Costs

Tuition & Room and Board – FREE

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Conference Ensemble

Margaret Kampmeier


Conference Ensemble