25th Anniversary

Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Monday, July 9, 2018

OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program

Monday, June 25, 2018 through Monday, July 9, 2018

“Symposium Plus” with Philip Glass

Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Friday, July 13, 2018


Martin Bresnick
Richard Danielpour
Philip Glass
Robert Kyr, Symposium Director

Special Guest Composers- & Performers-in-Residence

The Society for New Korean Music
Seven Composers & Three Performers—
A Special Program of Intercultural Composition & Performance

OBFCS Guest Artists & Mentors

Sound of Late (New Music Ensemble)
Estelí Gomez, soprano
Lisa Moore, piano
Molly Barth, flute
James Shields, clarinet
David Felberg, violin
Nancy Ives, cello
Pius Cheung, percussion
Eriko Daimo, percussion

Hear Your Music

Hear your music performed by guest artists, by members of the American Creators Ensemble, by the Society for New Korean Music and by OBFCS Vocal Fellows.


Perform Your Music

Sing, play, and conduct your music and works by your colleagues as a musician in the American Creators Ensemble and/or as an OBFCS Vocal Fellow.


Share Your Music

Share your music in master classes led by our guest artists and symposium director, Robert Kyr. Receive feedback, share your own ideas, and discuss new ideas with your fellow composers and performers.


Application Deadlines:

Early Notification:
Monday, April 16, 2018

Final Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by the early notification deadline; we will start to make admissions decisions at that time and promptly notify participants of their status.

Apply to participate for:

All composers are strongly encouraged to apply in the category of “composer/performer” so that they can participate in the American Creators Ensemble (ACE), which will enhance their experience as members of an engaged community of collaborative artists.