COURSE INFO OUTLINE:- Composer Richard Danielpour will teach a 3-week course focusing on the composition and realization of a work for String Quartet.- The course will be open to a minimum of seven and a maximum of eight composers who are either currently enrolled in graduate schools within the United States or have graduated with their bachelors degree and are in the process of applying to graduate school within the US. - The Carpe Diem String Quartet will rehearse the new works under the guidance of Professor Danielpour and the pieces will evolve with the usual revisions and adjustments that naturally occur in the rehearsal process of a new work leading toward its first performance. - The ultimate goal of the class will be a concert of the world premieres presented by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. The performances will be recorded with both audio and video documents available for each of the composers who have participated at the end of the course. - There will also be seminars in which the composers will study works from the String Quartet repertoire with Prof. Danielpour, as a way of strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the genre. The works chosen for this course shall be no less than 8 minutes in length and no more than 15 minutes in length.
APPLICATIONS and ELIGIBILITY: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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the application (digital timestamp) is March 1, 2019 at midnight PST.
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: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.
IMPORTANT DATES:Program official dates: Program starts on Monday June 10, 2019 Program ends on Friday June 28, 2019 Students check- in: Sunday June 9th, by 7:00 PM Students vacate apartments on June 28th by 12:00 noon.
FEES: 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:Deposit of USD 500.00 and the tuition balance of USD 3,000.00 should be sent via international money wire to:
FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA - ONLUSVia di Città, 8953100 SIENA (SI) ITALY
Bank Name: BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENABranch Name: SEDEAddress: Via Banchi di Sopra, 84 – 53100 SIENA (ITALY)Account # IBAN: IT 82 C 01030 14200 000001482216SWIFT - BIC code: PASCITMMSIESIGNATORY NAME: Dr. Angelo Armiento
In the note please include the Full Name of the applicant and "Siena Composition Course 2019"