Immerse yourself in 10 days of inspiring and enriching creativity and collaborative learning at this year’s Snow Pond Composers Workshop. Through in-depth interactions with our stylistically diverse faculty, a stimulating peer group, expert new-music performers, and a host of composition and performance opportunities, we seek to explore what’s at the core of our creative impulses, and how we can articulate and communicate that aesthetic essence most effectively in our chosen mediums.
In addition to private lessons and Master Class sessions with faculty composers, participants will explore new imaginative territories with immersion instructional and practicum sessions on improvisation, and an array of techniques for integrating improvisation into one’s compositions. Time will be provided for on-site composing, and participants will have a short piece for violin and viola performed, critiqued, and recorded by the acclaimed new-music duo andPlay, Maya Bennardo and Hannah Levinson.
Committed composers in all genres are welcome: contemporary classical, jazz, electronic/computer/sound, creative/experimental rock, hybrid genres, and more.
Richard Nelson, Composer, Professor of Music, University of Maine at Augusta. Program Co-Director.
Edward Jacobs, Composer, Professor of Music, East Carolina University. Program Co-Director.
Maya Bennardo, Visiting Performing Artist, Violin
Hannah Levinson, Visiting Performing Artist, Viola
Marilyn Shrude, Composer, Distinguished Artist Professor, Bowling Green State University. Visiting Guest Composer.
Participants must be over the age of 18 and are selected on the basis of ability and supporting materials. As the application process is on a rolling basis with a maximum of 15 students, we encourage you to apply early.
For additional assistance contact the Program Coordinator, Gail Levinsky
Electronic submission of two representative compositions: pdf of score and mp3 recording. If your work exists purely in the audio domain (no score), please include a written explanation of the process for creating the recording.
PLEASE NOTE: The scores, recordings, and letter of recommendation is needed but not required for completing the initial application. However, all scores, links and letter of recommendation submitted thereafter must be sent using the Applicant Materials Submission Form on the website.
10 days – all inclusive (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) $1,690
*PLEASE NOTE: The application fee will be refunded if applicant is NOT accepted into the program.
|Evening||Orientation and Evening Gathering|
|9:30–12:00pm||Master Classes, Instructional Sessions, Lessons|
|1:30–3:30pm||Flexible Time, Individual Composition Time, Lessons, Recreation|
|3:30–5:30pm||Master Classes, Instructional Sessions, Lessons|
|Evening||Listening and Discussion Sessions, Attending Recitals, Individual Work Time,
Other Group-initiated Activities, Social Activities
|8:00–10:00am||Breakfast and Departure|