Activities and Events

 
 

GENERAL COMPONENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:


1.DAILY SEMINARS FEATURING A PRESENTATION BY EACH COMPOSER about his or her music;

2.THREE SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS GIVEN BY SVEN-DAVID SANDSTROM (composer-in-residence) about his own music;

3.REHEARSALS AND THE PREMIERE of Sven-David Sandstrom’s Messiah;

4.TWO PRESENTATION SESSIONS BY ROBERT KYR, Symposium Director;

5.CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR—A panel discussion about forming and maintaining a new music ensemble (including details about commissioning) will be given by Robert Kyr, Brian McWhorter, Molly Barth, Brian Coughlin, Oren Fader, and James Johnston;

6.FREE ATTENDANCE TO ALL SYMPOSIUM EVENTS including “Ace Concerts: New Beginnings 2009”; “Virgin Ears Workshops: 24 Hours of New Music”; and “Wild Nights Cafes 2009: Group Improv & Piano Works.”

7.FREE ATTENDANCE of rehearsals and concerts at the Oregon Bach Festival that are programmed at the Hult Center (Silva Hall) and for which ticket vouchers are provided. [Each voucher is subject to a minimal processing fee upon redemption.]

 

What you should know

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FOR COMPOSERS WHO ARE NOT PERFORMERS (CATEGORY I):


All of the general components plus the following:

1.PERFORMANCE OF YOUR MUSIC—Each composer will have his or her music performed in a concert or a reading. PLEASE NOTE: You will either be chosen to compose a new work, or one of your previous compositions will be chosen for performance by ACE, Fireworks and/or Beta Collide;

2.RECORDING OF YOUR MUSIC—All concerts and readings will be

professionally recorded and made available to the composer;

3.OPTION: IMPROVISATION GROUP—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately;

4.OPTION: BALINESE GAMELAN—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately.



FOR COMPOSER/PERFORMERS and PERFORMER/COMPOSERS (CATEGORY II):


All of the general components plus the following:

1.PERFORMANCE OF YOUR MUSIC—Each composer will have his or her music

performed in a concert or a reading. PLEASE NOTE: You will either be chosen to compose a new work, or one of your previous compositions will be chosen for performance by ACE, Fireworks and/or Beta Collide;

2.RECORDING OF YOUR MUSIC—All concerts and readings will be

professionally recorded and made available to the composer;

3.ACE MEMBERSHIP—You will perform in ACE, including rehearsals, concerts, and readings;

4.APPLY IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING— flute (piccolo, alto flute); oboe (English horn); saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and/or baritone); clarinet (bass clarinet); bassoon; trumpet; horn; trombone (bass trombone); piano; percussion (including vibraphone and/or marimba); guitar (electric and/or acoustic); violin; viola; cello; bass.

5.MENTORING FROM FIREWORKS & BETA COLLIDE—Members of the Fireworks New Music Ensemble & Beta Collide will serve as mentors for the members of ACE, as well as frequently performing with them in concerts and readings (teaching by example);

6.“ACE CONCERTS: NEW BEGINNINGS 2009”—ACE members, Fireworks & Beta Collide will participate in three concerts in Beall Hall which will be attended by everyone;

7.“VIRGIN EARS WORKSHOPS: 24 HOURS OF NEW MUSIC READINGS”—ACE members, Fireworks & Beta Collide will participate in eight three-hour sessions in The Orchestra Space (New Building)—“24 Hours of New Music!” which will be attended by everyone;

8.“WILD NIGHTS CAFES 2009”—Improvisation & solo piano music will be performed by members of ACE and Beta Collide (Collier House Performance Space), and everyone will attend;

9.OPTION: IMPROVISATION GROUP—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately;

10.OPTION: BALINESE GAMELAN—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately.



FOR PERFORMERS (CATEGORY III):


All of the general components plus the following:

1.ACE MEMBERSHIP—You will perform in ACE, including rehearsals, concerts, and readings;

2.APPLY IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING— flute (piccolo, alto flute); oboe (English horn); saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and/or baritone); clarinet (bass clarinet); bassoon; trumpet; horn; trombone (bass trombone); piano; percussion (including vibraphone and/or marimba); guitar (electric and/or acoustic); violin; viola; cello; bass.

3.MENTORING FROM FIREWORKS & BETA COLLIDE—Members of the Fireworks New Music Ensemble & Beta Collide will serve as mentors for the members of ACE, as well as frequently performing with them in concerts and readings (teaching by example);

4.“ACE CONCERTS: NEW BEGINNINGS 2009”—ACE members, Fireworks & Beta Collide will participate in three concerts in Beall Hall which will be attended by everyone;

5.“VIRGIN EARS WORKSHOPS: 24 HOURS OF NEW MUSIC READINGS”—ACE members, Fireworks & Beta Collide will participate in eight sessions in The Orchestra Space (New Building)—“24 Hours of New Music!” which will be attended by everyone;

6.“WILD NIGHTS CAFES 2009”—Improvisation & solo piano music will be performed by members of ACE and Beta Collide (Collier House Performance Space), and everyone will attend;

7.OPTION: IMPROVISATION GROUP—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately;

8.OPTION: BALINESE GAMELAN—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately.



FOR CONDUCTORS (CATEGORY IV):


All of the general components plus the following:

1.ACE MEMBERSHIP—You will conduct one or more pieces with ACE, including rehearsals, concerts, and readings;

2.“ACE CONCERTS: NEW BEGINNINGS 2009”—ACE members, Fireworks & Beta Collide will participate in three concerts in Beall Hall which will be attended by everyone;

3.“VIRGIN EARS WORKSHOPS: 24 HOURS OF NEW MUSIC READINGS”—ACE members, Fireworks & Beta Collide will participate in eight sessions in The Orchestra Space (New Building)—“24 Hours of New Music!” which will be attended by everyone;

4.“WILD NIGHTS CAFES 2009”—Improvisation & solo piano music will be performed by members of ACE and Beta Collide (Collier House Performance Space), and everyone will attend;

5.OPTION: IMPROVISATION GROUP—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately;

6.OPTION: BALINESE GAMELAN—If you are interested, please apply for this option separately.


Please see “How to Apply” for all information about the application process, including the categories of application and the two-page application form.

George Crumb at 2004 Symposium


Due to great interest in this year’s symposium, the deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to: Tuesday, May 5, 2009.


If you are applying to have your works performed in concert or read in our workshop series, please be sure to send as many pieces as possible. There are opportunities for performance of every genre from solo to small chamber works (2-7 players) to larger chamber pieces. It is to your advantage to send as much music as possible.