Charlotte New Music Festival

Charlotte New Music Festival
Composers Workshop
June 18-30, 2018
The Charlotte New Music Festival Composers Workshop is a unique two-week event that allows a select group of about thirty student and emerging composers to work closely with world-class performers and distinguished faculty in the creation of new works for performance at the Charlotte New Music Festival. Participants will hone their craft, build their professional networks, listen to a lot of exciting new music, receive valuable and pragmatic career advice from musicians with a wide range of experiences, and much more.
Applications are reviewed as they are received and acceptances are on a rolling basis. More info and to apply:
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Web site:
Participation in the Composers Workshop includes:

  • Two professional performances of your music: 1) A commissioned work written for the festival. 2) A speedwriting assignment, a short work to be written and performed during the festival.
  • Option to perform an additional piece on our “New Music Open Mic Night”
  • High-quality audio and video recording of the performances.
  • Opportunity to work with guest musicians in rehearsing your music.
  • Lectures by eminent guest composers and musicians.
  • Two private lessons with guest composers.
  • Admission to all festival concerts.
  • Making new friends and being part of a supportive artistic community.

The Charlotte New Music Festival Composers Workshop is an experience like no other, a workshop created by composers for composers.
Guest Composers:
John Allemeier
Craig Bove
Kyong Mee Choi
Mara Gibson
Dorothy Hindman
Charles Nichols
Ronald K. Parks
Guest ensembles:
Beo String Quartet
Duo Zonda
Red Clay Sax Quartet
Additional Faculty:
Drew Dolan
Lowell Fuchs
Elizabeth Kowalski
Shawn Milloway
Adam Scott Neal
David Schneider
Location: UNC Charlotte
Fees: Composers Workshop: $1,885 for the entire 2-week workshop (1,860 early bird, by 12 January). Lodging for two weeks (June 17 - July 1) includes breakfast ($600 double occupancy, $980 single occupancy).
Auditing: $20/day, or $200 for the entire 2-week workshop. +$50 for all-access auditor’s concert pass. (Auditors get to observe and attend the workshop, but do not participate or have any music played)

28 Feb 2018