Composition Program
June 10-28, 2019

Applications are online only through this form.
– Applicants will be requested to submit a first draft of either all or part of the quartet that would be rehearsed and performed during the summer session, as well as, a recording of another completed work (orchestral, chamber, or vocal) that has received a recent performance. The first draft of the quartet score that is submitted may be accompanied by a mock up.
– Eligible applicants must be between 21 and 40 years old.
– Two letters of recommendation will be required to complete the application. The letters should be from either the applicant’s principal teacher or from a mentor who has worked with the applicant within the past three years.
– All additional application materials should be sent to:

The deadline for the application (digital timestamp) is March 1, 2019 at midnight PST.


Applicants will be notified of the admission to the course on a rolling basis after their application has been evaluated. However, most applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email in early March.
Students admitted to the Composition Course are given 7 days from the communication of their admission to pay the deposit of USD 500.00 to enroll or decline the offer. The deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE and it will be applied toward the tuition. The tuition balance is due May 1, 2019. Failure to pay the tuition balance may result in forfeiture of the student’s place at the Siena Composition Course Summer 2019.

Program starts on Monday June 10, 2019
Program ends on Friday June 28, 2019
Students check-in: Saturday June 8th, by 7:00 PM
Students vacate apartments on June 28th by 12:00 noon.



The course fees are USD 3,500.00
Fees include: Instruction, airport pick-up (Florence only), program orientation, cultural activities, welcome dinner, farewell reception, student services assistance, housing in a double occupancy room in private apartment, video and professional audio recording of the final concert. All compositions will be performed by the Carpe Diem Quartet.

Fees DO NOT INCLUDE transportation from and to the US, regular meals, personal expenses.

PAYMENT TERMS will be communicated via email to accepted students.