Composition Workshop, Nicosia, Cyprus - Deadline Extended (21 Aug)

The Contemporary Music Lab launches the 2nd Composition Workshop which will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, between 12 to 14 December 2019, at the European University Cyprus and will include composition, analysis classes as well as rehearsals with the guest players. The workshop aims to engage with young composers who wish to complete a new work, taking advantage of the experience and advice from guest composers and performers during the sessions and rehearsals.
All new works composed for the workshop will be presented and recorded during a concert open to the public.
This year, the idea is the solo work. Selected composers will be assigned to compose a five-minute (5’) solo work from a range of various instruments that will be announced later, with the results.


1.The workshop is open to composers born after December 14, 1984.

2.Composers’ applications and dossiers will be examined by a reading panel made up of guest instructors whose decisions are final.

3.The directors in agreement with the instructors responsible for the workshop, have the right to dismiss a score if it cannot be realized during the work sessions.

4. Participants who will be selected to compose a piece for the workshop have to attend the ‘CML Composition Workshop 2019’ in order for their work to be performed at the final concert.

5.Tuition: 85 € for active participants
40 € for auditors

• Submission Deadline:
21 August 2019

• Workshop Dates:
12– 14 December 2019
• How to apply:
A full application should be sent to including:
– The application form, duly completed and signed (link: )
– A recent ID photograph (passport format)
– A curriculum vitae (studies, current activities, achievements in the field of the composition, etc) written in English
– Up to three (3) scores with recordings where available (links to large files are accepted) demonstrating the skills of the composers in solo and chamber music writing.

• Submission deadline of the above materials:
21 August 2019

Selected candidates will receive a confirmation email by 31st August 2019

The panel will assign to each selected composer a solo instrument to compose a work for (no more than 5 minutes in duration).

Submission deadline of the new scores is set as the 18 October 2019 the latest:

• Course fees (paid on the first day of the Workshop):

Active participant: 85 euro
Auditor: 40 euro

For more information:

Application Document:

21 Aug 2019