Friday, February 21, 2003

Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2003 The Minnesota Orchestra and the American Composers Forum, in cooperation with the American Music Center, present the 2003 Minnesota Orchestra Reading Sessions and Composer Institute, which will take place in Minneapolis, MN, October 26-31, 2003. The Minnesota Orchestra Reading Sessions and Composer Institute offers a seven-day intensive immersion into the world of a major American symphony orchestra. Under the guidance of composer Aaron Jay Kernis, up to 9 composers will have orchestral works read by the Minnesota Orchestra and will participate in a series of professional workshops on musical, career, and community outreach issues. Composers will receive pre-reading consultations and post-reading composition mentoring with Kernis. They will also meet with Minnesota Orchestra members and attend small-group sessions with musicians and other leading music industry professionals. The Institute will nurture the participants' musical acumen and broaden their career management skills, assisting in their growth as artists and community leaders. Two national panels of prominent composers will review submitted scores and select the group of composer participants and alternates. The Minnesota Orchestra will provide composers' travel, hotel, and meal allowance. For complete information and submission guidelines, please visit the web site: American Composers Forum 332 Minnesota St. Suite E-145 St. Paul, MN 55101 Tel: (651) 251-2826 Email: Web: