Call for applications - Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2015
Five young composers will be invited to join us in Mechelen (Belgium) from 15 to 17 May 2015 for the Tenso Days. During two sessions, they will work on (fragments of) a choral score with ensemble Musicatreize, composer/conductor James Wood and composer Leo Samama. The name of the third coach will be announced in March.
Two or three of the composers will be selected for a follow-up workshop in the autumn of 2015, where they will have the opportunity to work in more detail on a new composition for chamber choir. A jury consisting of artistic directors and conductors of Tenso choirs will finally award a commission to one composer, who will be asked to write a new work to be performed in the 2016/2017 season by Tenso choirs.
The Tenso Young Composers Workshop wants to help promising young composers to take the step to writing for choir. Rather than giving confirmation to those who have already shown their skills in writing choral music, we especially want to give encouragement and practical support to those who have not.
Who can apply?
Composers under 30 (born in or after 1985), or composers who have recently (after 1 July 2012) received a degree in composition at a music academy or conservatory.