2019 wasteLAnd Summer Academy for Composition

From August 5th to August 10th, 2019, wasteLAnd will hold its inaugural Summer Academy for Composition in downtown Los Angles, during which eight composers will participate in an intensive course of study in contemporary music. Activities will include lessons with composition faculty, presentations on instrumental techniques, notation, and interpretation, and one-on-one sessions with fellow participants to share and discuss each other’s music. Each resident composer will have an original work, written in advance, workshopped and premiered in concert by wasteLAnd performers. Pieces involving electronics and other media will be welcome. Additionally, composers will attend presentations on freelance arts administration and observe the inner workings of a presenting organization in a major urban center. The academy will begin with a kickoff concert showcasing composers of the 21st-century avant-garde, include evening excursions to some of LA’s most distinctive spots such as to the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and conclude with a concert of participant premieres and a post-concert celebration in the Arts District.

Composition Faculty: Michelle Lou, Michael Pisaro, Brian Griffeath-Loeb

Applicants should submit through the following link by February 15 for fullest consideration: https://www.wastelandmusic.org/academy/

To complete the application, you will need the following materials:
- A recent curriculum vitae
- 2-3 work samples with audio or video documentation
- A brief personal statement about your interest in the wasteLAnd Summer Academy (described in section 5)

Applying to the wasteLAnd Summer Academy is 100% free. We look forward to getting to know your work!

15 Feb 2019
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