RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop

Sunday 25 March 2018 - Thursday 29 March 2018

The RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop will help composers widen their creative perspectives and hone their craft through open rehearsals with guest performers Onix Ensamble, and seminars with distinguished guest faculty composers William Bolcom and Gabriela Lena Frank, and resident faculty composers Martha Horst, Roy Magnuson, and Carl Schimmel. Invited participants will each compose a 5- to 10-minute piece for Onix Ensamble. Each composition will be carefully rehearsed during the Festival, and will be premiered at a formal concert. Each composer will receive a recording of his or her piece. Professor Bolcom, Ms. Frank, and the resident faculty composers will also attend rehearsals, offering comments and suggestions. Participants will discuss their compositional ideas, techniques, and aesthetics with the faculty and other fellows. In addition, each student composer will have the opportunity to meet with the faculty composers individually or as part of group lessons. Each day of the Festival culminates in an evening concert featuring contemporary music performed by the guest ensembles or members of the School of Music faculty.

Guest Composers William Bolcom and Gabriela Lena Frank
Guest Artists Onix Ensamble
Faculty Martha Horst
Roy Magnuson
Carl Schimmel

Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students.

Questions? Please contact Roy Magnuson (