Composers Conference

Kurt Rohde, Artistic Director
Linda Catlin Smith and Amadeus Regucera, Guest Composers 2021

Our Fromm Foundation Composer Fellows are selected to participate in intensive seminars, rehearsals, workshops and public colloquia with our distinguished 2021 Guest Composers Linda Catlin Smith and Amadeus Regucera. Each Fromm Foundation Composer Fellow has a work publicly performed and professionally recorded by the Conference Ensemble, in addition to collaborating with Fromm Foundation CPI Fellows on new works.

The Composers Conference nurtures the creation, performance, and appreciation of music, serving as a catalyst for conscientious creativity through shared wisdom, expertise, and diverse artistry.

2021 Fromm Foundation Composer Fellows

Events from the 2020 Virtual Composers Conference can be viewed in full on our YouTube Channel!

CALL FOR SCORES

AT THIS TIME, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2021

APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER 2021.

Composers are invited to submit TWO works for judges’ selection of ten Fromm Foundation Composer Fellows for the 2022 Composers Conference. The 2022 Composers Conference will take place at Brandeis University, July 24-August 7, 2022. There is NO application fee for the 2022 Composers Conference. Accepted composers will receive a Fromm Foundation Scholarship, which covers tuition and accommodations in full. For questions about the application, please email the Executive Director Kathryn Welter at welter@composersconference.org.

Composers are invited to submit materials for TWO works. Our online application form requires applicants to submit PDFs of scores, soundfiles or sound links using the fields provided. Electronic works are acceptable, but we strongly encourage that at least one work include acoustic instrumental writing.

Composers chosen as Fromm Foundation Fellows will be asked to submit a score and parts for performance at the 2022 Composers Conference. This work may 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.

  • Application Fee: NONE
    Accepted Composer Fellows will receive a Fromm Foundation Scholarship, which covers tuition and accommodation in full.
  • Scores submitted for judging may include any instrumentation.
  • Deadline for application: Feb. 1, 2022
  • Notification of accepted applicants: March 1, 2022
  • Composers chosen as Fellows will be asked to submit a score and parts for performance at the 2022 Composers Conference by June 15, 2022. This work may 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.

Complete application consists of the following:

  1. Completion of the online application form in full. Please complete the online application form in a timely manner so that your session does not timeout.You will receive a confirmation email once your completed online application form has been submitted. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your application was not processed.
  2. Uploading scores, and soundfiles or providing sound links for TWO works using the fields in the online applicaiton form.

For questions about the application, please use our contact form or email the Executive Director Kathryn Welter at welter@composersconference.org.

Conference Ensemble

Kurt Rohde

Director

Ensemble Conductor

Ensemble Conductor

Linda Catlin Smith

Guest Composer

Amadeus Regucera

Guest Composer