Zodiac Music Academy and Festival In the South of France

Now in its 7th season, the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the South of France invites young composers ages 17-35 for its summer session to work with resident chamber ensembles and have their works premiered on the Festival’s concerts. Working with living composers, commissioning new works and performing contemporary music is an integral part of a successful musical career. This composition course will not only provide private instruction, composition seminars and performance opportunities, but more importantly allow both composers and instrumentalist to collaborate on their own terms, explore, and influence the direction of music together.

The Zodiac Music Academy & Festival composition course is lead by award-winning composer Andrew List, a long-time collaborator of the Zodiac Trio (the founding ensemble of the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival).

Each composer will be paired with an assigned chamber ensemble from the festival roster and commissioned to write an eight-minute work, which will be premiered at one of the festival’s public concerts. Ample rehearsal time will be given for each composer’s work. It is our goal that these composer/performer collaborations will create lasting friendships that will continue beyond the festival. All participants will meet for a daily composition seminar, where a variety of pertinent topics important to composers and seminal musical works will be discussed. These seminars also include sessions with Zodiac Trio and other festival faculty members where the composer’s music will be workshopped. Throughout the festival composers will have other opportunities to have previously composed works also performed. In addition, each composer will receive three one-hour private lessons with Mr. List and have daily access to a working studio and piano.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.zodiacfestival.com

1 Apr 2019
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