2021 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP – NO OPEN CALL FOR SCORES
Anticipating the cancellation of live orchestra performances in summer 2021, Music Director Cristian Macelaru has created an online educational enrichment program for three early career composers. Partnered with an online conductors program, the Festival will maintain the momentum of our prestigious Conductors/Composers Professional Training Workshop and its impact in the field. Selected in 2020 by composition faculty member Pierre Jalbert; Theophilus Chandler, Meng Wang, and Jeremy Rapaport-Stein will participate as student composers in the 2021 virtual workshop.
2020 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP
If you are a COMPOSER 30-years-old or younger, you are invited to submit an orchestral score for consideration for the 2020 Cabrillo Composers Workshop, July 25 thru 29.
Composers are invited to submit ONE score only, recording (MIDI versions are acceptable) and a resume, no later than March 1, 2020. Materials must be submitted via Slideroom (link below). After carefully 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, Cabrillo Festival’s Director of Artistic Operations at 831.426.6966 or via the contact form below.
2020 CABRILLO COMPOSERS WORKSHOP
July 25 through 29, 2020 in Santa Cruz, California
Composer Pierre Jalbert, and Maestros Cristian Măcelaru and Octavio Más-Arocas; with additional participation by Festival composers-in-residence.
COMPOSERS WORKSHOP REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES:
1 concert: features two performances of each work of 5-7 minutes by three participating composers, performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and led by six participating conductors. Each composer will receive recordings of their work from the final performance.
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 30-years-old or younger may submit the following no later than March 1, 2020:
- Include one short curriculum vitae
- Include ONE orchestral score for consideration along with ONE recording, OR a you may submit one score that best represents your work (w/ recording) if you intend to revise or compose a new piece for the program. (Selected composers will be required to submit final scores and parts to arrive no later than June 10, 2020.) 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.
A $6 Slideroom fee will be charged to all applicants applying for the 2020 Composers Workshop. Notification will take place by March 31, 2020.
If you have further questions about the program or application process, please use the form below.