COMPOSITION PROGRAM

June 1-20, 2020

Composer Richard Danielpour

Professor of Music University of California Los Angeles
Faculty Curtis Institute

THE PROGRAM

The C-GAP COMPOSITION PROGRAM at Chigiana is an intensive 3-week course designed to provide extraordinary opportunities and exposure to aspiring and established composers. The program includes individual lessons, daily seminars and master classes, review and rehearsal of compositions with the ensemble in residence.

FOCUS:
The 2020 Composition Program will focus on works for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) with the addition of voice. Participants will gain firsthand experience by working directly with composer Prof. Richard Danielpour and the internationally renowned Carpe Diem String Quartet, with a goal of premiering a new work at the end of the 3-week program. Each participant will receive a professional audio and video recording of the composition they workshop during the program.

ELIGIBILITY

The C-GAP COMPOSITION PROGRAM is open to all graduate-level students from any university. Applicants must be between 19 and 40 years old as of March 1st 2020. The program will accept a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 8 student composers who are either currently enrolled in graduate schools or have graduated with their bachelors degree and are in the process of applying to graduate school. Talented undergraduates are welcome to apply.

REQUIREMENTS:
– The works chosen for this course shall be no less than 8 minutes and no more than 15 minutes in length and should be composed for string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello).
– Applicants will be requested to submit a first draft of either all or part of the work for string 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.
– 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 and should be addressed to admissions@chigiana.org.

PROGRAM FEES:
The program fees are USD 3,500.00.

FEES INCLUDE: Instruction, housing in a double occupancy room in private apartment, student services assistance, program orientation, access to performances, welcome dinner, farewell reception, cultural activities (organized by C-GAP 2020 program), video and professional audio recording of the final concert. Participants will have access to all faculty and student concerts, chamber music coaching sessions, and master classes led by international faculty and guest artists offered by the C-GAP.

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

OFFICIAL PROGRAM DATES 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2020   (Rolling Admission)

JUNE 1 – JUNE 20, 2020

STUDENTS CHECK-IN:
SATURDAY, MAY 30th by 7:00 PM

ORIENTATION:
MONDAY, JUNE 1st 10 AM – 12 PM

WELCOME DINNER:
SUNDAY, MAY 31st 8:00 PM

PROGRAM ENDS:
SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2020 – 7:30PM FINAL CONCERT

STUDENTS VACATE APARTMENTS:
SUNDAY, JUNE 21st by 12 PM