Collage Composers Colloquium

Join Boston's preeminent ensemble Collage New Music on March 4th, 2018, for an event-filled day, beginning with a composition workshop and ending with Collage’s evening concert. Meet your fellow colleagues, and benefit from analysis and observations about your own music, with the help of our guest composer John Harbison and Longy Faculty Paul Brust, gaining insights about their own compositional processes. John Harbison is a Pulitzer-prize winning composer, professor at MIT, and decades-long colleague of Collage New Music. His epic 56-minute work Mottetti di Montale for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble will be performed that evening.

Interested in participating? Simply submit your scores along with a recorded performance, for a chance to have your music workshopped by these esteemed composers. Applicants will receive consideration for their work being reviewed, entrance to the Colloquium, dinner, and a Collage mug. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 22nd to be considered for the masterclass. Accepted entries will be notified by Tuesday, February 28th, 2018 and all entries are encouraged to attend!

1. All submissions should be submitted electronically via the application form at Click on the link at the bottom for the digital application. Please include the following:
2. Full score in PDF format. (Works should be no more than 12 minutes in length.)
3. A recording of a performance of the composition (mp3 or WAV format). Excerpts of the works chosen will be played and discussed at the masterclass.
4. Your contact information, including name, institutional affiliation, address, email, and a brief bio or resumé.
5. $15 to participate in the day’s events, including the masterclass, pizza dinner, pre-concert talk, concert, and reception.
6. Whether your own music is chosen for discussion, we encourage everyone to attend this unique opportunity. Those whose works are selected must RSVP and be in attendance for the event.
8. For more information or questions, please contact Collage’s Program Director, David Stevens, at

About the ensemble: Coming off its 45th season, Collage New Music has consistently brought to Boston audiences distinguished and compelling performances of exhilarating music from this and the last century. Comprised of Boston’s finest musicians, including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble was founded in 1972, and led for two decades, by renowned former BSO percussionist Frank Epstein. Since 1991, under the leadership of conductor and music director David Hoose, Collage New Music has continued to intrigue, challenge, and thrill its audiences with insightful programming and inspired performances.

22 Feb 2018
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