Conductors and Composers Professional Training Program
The Cabrillo Conductors/Composers Workshop brings together leading faculty, the award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and early career conductors and composers for a professional training program which focuses on the creation and performance of new music. The five-day program is held in downtown Santa Cruz, California, and involves 3 selected composers, 6 fellows, 6 participants, and 8 auditing conductors.
Now in its sixteenth season, this workshop is presented in collaboration with the international Conductors Guild. The Festival’s Music Director and Maestro James Ross serve as faculty for the Conductors Workshop sessions, and composer Kevin Puts joins them as faculty for the Composers Workshop. All student conductors and composers participate for the full five days of the program, which takes place in the context of the Cabrillo Orchestra’s rehearsal and performance schedule.
Selected composers will have their work performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra directed by participating conductors. Three dedicated rehearsals will take place, culminating with an “In the Works” concert where each piece will receive two or three performances. Composers will receive recordings from the final concert. Composition faculty will offer guidance and seminars throughout, other Festival composers-in-residence will participate, and direct feedback will be offered from the players and conductors.
2016 CONDUCTORS WORKSHOP – APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 4, 2016
CONDUCTORS apply and are selected through the Conductor’s Guild. Please contact the Guild directly with questions or for further information. Conducting application deadline April 4, 2016!
2016 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP – SCORE SUBMISSIONS – MARCH 1 DEADLINE HAS PASSED
If you are a COMPOSER 30-years-old or younger, you are invited to submit an orchestral score for consideration for the 2016 Cabrillo Composers Workshop, July 31 thru August 3.
Composers are invited to submit ONE score only, recording (MIDI versions are acceptable), and a resume to be submitted no later than March 1, 2016. Materials must be submitted via Slideroom, as specified below. After reviewing the details outlined below, if you have any questions or wish to discuss the program in greater detail, please feel free to contact Lyndsey Loosley, Director of Operations and Programs of the Cabrillo Festival at 831.426.6966 or via the contact form below .
2016 CABRILLO CONDUCTORS/COMPOSERS TRAINING WORKSHOPS
July 31 through August 3, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California
Presented by Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music & The Conductors Guild
Composer Kevin Puts, and Conductors Marin Alsop and James Ross;
with additional participation by Festival composers-in-residence (to be announced).
New this year! The workshop is divided into three tiers:
Fellows (6): Podium time: over 100 minutes and participation in the In the Works performance. Tuition is provided by the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarships.
Participants (6): Podium time: 10 minutes with string quintet/piano and 10 minutes with chamber orchestra.
Auditors (8): observing attendees for whom a brief podium session will be granted with chamber orchestra.
COMPOSERS WORKSHOP REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES:
1 concert: features 2 (or 3) performances of each work of 5-7 minutes by three participating composers, August 2. Performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and conducted by participating conductors. Each composer will receive recordings of their work from the final performance.
2016 INSTRUMENTATION FOR COMPOSERS WORKSHOP:
5 violin I – 4 violin II – 3 violas – 3 cellos – 2 basses (strings are listed as players not stands)
2 flutes (2nd dbl pic) – 2 oboes (2nd dbl eng horn)
2 clarinet (1 dbl e-flat & 2nd dbl bass) – 2 bassoons (2nd dbl contra)
2 horns – 2 trumpets – 2 trombones ( 1 tenor, 1 bass) – 1 tuba
1 timpani – up to 4 percussion – harp – piano
HOUSING: Information on suggested hotel accommodations will be relayed to selected composers.
FELLOWSHIPS: a $1,250 fellowship is available to each composer to help offset out-of-pocket expenses, including housing.
COMPOSERS are requested to submit the following to be submitted no later than MARCH 1, 2016:
- Include a short curriculum vitae
- Include ONE score for consideration along with a recording, OR a score representative of your work (w/ recording) if you intend to compose a new piece for the program. (Selected composers will be required to submit final scores and parts to arrive no later than June 15, 2016.) You will be asked to indicate if you intend to write a new work, plan to revise the submitted work or are submitting the work as is. Any work submitted for consideration that is longer than 7 minutes will need to be revised. Selected works for the “In the Works” program must be between 5-7 minutes long.
Digital submissions to: www.conductorsguild.slideroom.com. A $6 Slideroom fee will be charged to all applicants applying for the 2016 Composer Workshop. Please click the Slideroom link above to submit all materials. Notification will take place by March 31, 2016.
If you have further questions about the program or application process, please use the form below. THANK YOU!