Friday, February 21, 2003

Receipt Deadline: March 1, 2003 The 14th annual Ernest Bloch Music Festival invites American composers of all ages to apply for residence at its 2003 Composers' Symposium (June 27-July 5) in Newport, OR. Award-winning composer Chen Yi will be Composer-in-Residence. She will lead seminars and conduct discussions. Under the direction of Symposium Director Henry Mollicone, a core group of five professional musicians--vln, vc, pno, hrn, perc (a list including mallets and drums is available)--will rehearse and perform new works by the selected composers. Interested composers should submit a resume, two original scores with corresponding cassettes or CDs of recent representative works (of any instrumentation), and names, with contact information, of two professional references. Please indicate whether you would like to compose a new work for the festival or prefer to have an existing original work played, in which case you should submit the latter with your application. All pieces performed may employ any combination of the five instruments in the core ensemble, using 1-5 of the players. Please indicate whether you have participated in the Ernest Bloch Music Festival in the past, as there is a three-time limit on composers' participation. Acceptances will be announced by March l5, 2003. Upon acceptance, parts and scores must be received no later than May 3l, 2003. If you would like your materials returned to you, you must include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage affixed. There is a Symposium Participant fee of $450, which includes tuition, housing, and lunch. Scholarship applications for tuition will be considered. The Symposium Auditor fee of $200 includes lunch but not housing. For more information, please visit the web site or contact: Henry Mollicone, Director Composers' Symposium 18709 McFarland Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070 Email: Web: