Conductors / Composers Workshop

Professional Training Program

Led by Maestra Marin Alsop, 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, 7 participating conductors, and up to 15 auditing conductors.

Now in its fourteenth season, this workshop is presented in collaboration with the international Conductors Guild. Maestra Alsop and James Ross serve as faculty for the Conductors Workshop sessions, and composer Jennifer Higdon 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 conducted by participating conductors, under the direction of Marin Alsop, and performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. 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.

2014 CONDUCTORS WORKSHOP

CONDUCTORS apply and are selected through the Conductor’s Guild. Please contact the Guild directly with questions or for further information.

2014 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP – SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

MARCH 1 SCORE SUBMISSION DEADLINE – SELECTED COMPOSERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

If you are a composer 30-years-old or younger, you are invited to submit an orchestral score for consideration for the 2014 Cabrillo Composers Workshop, July 26 thru 30.

Led by Maestra Marin Alsop, 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 that 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, 7 participating conductors, and up to 15 auditing conductors.

Now in its fourteenth season, this workshop is presented in collaboration with the international Conductors Guild. Maestra Alsop and Maestro James Ross serve as faculty for the Conductors Workshop sessions, and composer Jennifer Higdon 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 conducted by participating conductors, under the direction of Marin Alsop, and performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. 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. Composing faculty will offer guidance and seminars throughout, other Festival composers-in-residence (to be announced) will participate, and direct feedback will be offered from the players and conductors.

Composers are invited to submit ONE score only, recording (MIDI versions are acceptable), and a resume to be submitted no later than March 1, 2014. 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 email at lyndsey@cabrillomusic.org .

2014 CABRILLO CONDUCTORS/COMPOSERS TRAINING WORKSHOPS
July 26 through 30, 2014 in Santa Cruz, California
Presented by Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music & The Conductors Guild

FACULTY:
Composer Jennifer Higdon, and Conductors Marin Alsop and James Ross;
with additional participation by Festival composers-in-residence (to be announced).

PARTICIPANTS:
3 participating composers, 7 participating conductors, and up to 15 auditing conductors

COMPOSERS WORKSHOP REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES:
3 rehearsals
1 concert: features 2 (or 3) performances of each work of 5-7 minutes by three participating composers, July 30. 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.

2014 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, 2014:

  1. Include a short curriculum vitae
  2. 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, 2014.) 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 2014 Composer Workshop. Please click the Slideroom link above to submit all materials.

Notification will take place on March 30, 2014.

THANK YOU!

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