The Snow Pond Composers Workshop at Snow Pond Music Festival is a week of intensive input and experiences for creative growth for composers at both the graduate and undergraduate level. 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, viola, and/or flute performed, critiqued, and recorded by Visiting Performing Artists Maya Bennardo and Hannah Levinson. In addition to welcoming traditional approaches to composition, we are also receptive to composers whose work incorporates electronics, improvisation, jazz, rock, and other diverse elements into the compositional mix.
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.
|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|