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composer's sandbox

Composer’s Sandbox

June 1 - 13 | 2020

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Composer's Sandbox Summer Intensive is an opportunity for composers in the early stages of their career to study with a renowned faculty of composers. Students selected for the program will have the opportunity to work with musicians from the acclaimed Society for New Music. The two-week-long Intensive will culminate in a performance and recording of their work by the acclaimed Society for New Music All Stars.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 24 (midnight EST)
Tuition: $1,500 - includes room and board.

Program

  • Daily meetings with composition faculty to discuss works in progress.
  • Faculty led group composition seminars to facilitate discussion of student works and provide evaluative and critical feedback.
  • Improvisation Workshops.
  • 48-hour composition challenge.
  • Composition seminars to look at seminal works and works by historically disenfranchised/marginalized composers—particularly focusing on compositions germane to the works of student composers.
  • Orchestration seminars.
  • A seminar on entrepreneurship: building marketing skills as a composer.
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Faculty

Mark Olivieri

Mark Olivieri

Chair, Associate Professor of Music
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Jennifer Bellor

Jennifer Bellor

Assistant Professor-In-Residence
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Marc Mellits

Marc Mellits

Associate Professor
University of Illinois, Chicago

Douwe Eisenga

Mark Olivieri

Freelance Composer
Netherlands