Connecticut Summerfest 2020: Applications Now Open!

Connecticut Summerfest, a nonprofit contemporary music festival, is excited to announce the opening of applications for its 2020 Composition Program!

Connecticut Summerfest brings together talented emerging composers with some of the country's most inventive chamber music ensembles for a week-long festival of artistic exchange culminating in nine world premieres. Our 2020 festival will take place at The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT from June 11th to 17th, 2020.

Festival Composers Receive:
—Live and live-streamed premiere of newly composed work by our ensembles-in-residence: The International Contemporary Ensemble, ICE
—High-quality, mastered audio of newly composed work in studio recording session
—Concert video recording from live premiere, featured on our YouTube channel
—Dedicated rehearsal time with our ensemble-in-residence
—Four private, 1-hour composition lessons with our world-class composition faculty:
Phyllis Chen
Nathan Davis
Gilda Lyons
Matt Sargent
—Attendance of guest lectures with leading music specialists
Housing and meals for the duration of the festival

Application Timeline:
Early Bird Deadline: $30 before 11:59PM EST on Sunday, December 1, 2019
Final Deadline: $45 before 11:59PM EST on Sunday, January 5, 2020

Vsit for detailed application guidelines.
Updates and ensemble and faculty spotlights are posted regularly on our Facebook page.

Testimonials from past seasons of Connecticut Summerfest:

"Connecticut Summerfest manages to create a warm, close-knit, and welcoming community without sacrificing the rigor, intensity, and quality one hopes to find at a summer new music festival."
—Dale Osterman, 2019 Festival Composer

"I loved getting new perspectives from so many different composers and musicians! I had an incredibly inspiring week."
—Becky Turro, 2019 & 2018 Festival Composer

"Connecticut Summerfest is a fantastic festival run by composers who care deeply about the experience of all involved. We have had the pleasure and honor of being an Ensemble-in-Residence twice, and we had amazing experiences working with each of our six composers. This festival truly feels like a community, with everyone working together to create stellar new music."
—Allison Hughes and Joseph Van Doran, 2019 & 2018 Ensemble-in-Residence Duo Alterity

Click here to apply to Connecticut Summerfest 2020!

5 Jan 2020
U.S. Dollar (USD)