"Celebrating New Music with FIREWORKS:
Performances for All Participants"

Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, July 3, 2005
University of Oregon School of Music

 

How to Apply

All applicants -- Participants (Categories I & II) and Auditors (Category III) -- must submit the following:

  1. APPLICATION FORM -- Please complete and print out the application form.

  2. BRIEF RESUME

  3. SCORES -- You may submit as many (or as few) as you wish, however, it would be ideal if you submitted at least 2-3 scores. For 2005, the instrumentation of the ensemble-in-residence is:
    • saxophone (soprano or alto);
    • guitar (electric or classical/acoustic);
    • piano (acoustic or electric piano/organ);
    • double bass/electric bass;
    • percussion [setup] (marimba, tam tam, bass drum, triangle, cowbell, tambourine, maracas, 3 woodblocks [s,m,l], claves, guiro, 2 suspended cymbals, concert toms [s,m,l]), and drum set (snare, 3 toms [s,m,l], bass drum, high-hats, ride & crash cymbals).
    You may submit scores for any combination of instruments from the ensemble listed above (including solo), AND/OR you may submit scores for ANY combination of instruments. If you have any questions regarding Fireworks or any other instrumentation questions, please contact Robert Kyr via e-mail (rkyr@uoregon.edu).

  4. APPLICATION CATEGORIES -- Please apply in one or more of the following categories: [PLEASE NOTE: Composers may apply in as many categories as they wish.]
    1. Participant--Category I (Concert): Submit a pre-existing work or compose a new work for the public concert series. The work may be for SOLO or ANY COMBINATION of the instrumentation specified above. If you choose to compose a new work (after you are accepted), the deadline for receipt of score and parts will be: Wednesday, June 1, 2005. Newly composed works should be around 5-8 minutes in duration (but no longer than 10 minutes).

    2. Participant--Category II (Workshop): Submit a pre-existing work or compose a new work for the workshop series. The work may be for SOLO or ANY COMBINATION of the instrumentation specified above. If you choose to compose a new work (after you are accepted), the deadline for receipt of score and parts will be: Wednesday, June 1, 2005. Newly composed works should be around 5-8 minutes in duration (but no longer than 10 minutes).

    3. Auditor--Category III: Submit 2-3 works for any combination of instruments. Please note: auditors will participate in all components of the symposium, except they will not have a work performed on the concert or workshop series.

  5. CDs (optional) -- You may send as many as you wish. (If you are unable to send CDs, cassettes are also acceptable although not preferred.)

  6. LETTER(S) of RECOMMENDATION (optional) -- If you choose to send letters of recommendation, please do not send more than two.

  7. SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE for the return of materials. Please note: If you do not send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, your materials will not be returned.

  8. MAILING ADDRESS -- Please mail all materials to:
    Robert Kyr, Director
    Composers Symposium
    School of Music
    1225 University of Oregon
    Eugene, Oregon 97403-1225
    rkyr@uoregon.edu
    (541) 346-3766
    
  9. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE -- Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance no later than Tuesday, April 12.

Deadlines for Receipt of Materials

  • Participants--Category I (Concert): Tuesday, April 5, 2005 (Receipt of materials)
  • Participants--Category II (Workshop): Tuesday, April 5, 2005 (Receipt of materials)
  • Auditors--Category III: Monday, May 23, 2005 (pending availability of space) - You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since space is limited.

TO ALL APPLICANTS: If you wish to apply for the symposium after the Tuesday, April 5 deadline, please contact Robert Kyr as soon as possible at (541) 346-3766 or rkyr@uoregon.edu. PLEASE NOTE: Any applicant may apply after the Tuesday, April 5, 2005 deadline; however, he or she will be considered on a "first come, first served" basis until Monday, May 23, 2005.