FOR COMPOSERS

Catergories Include

Composers may submit to one of three categories; Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, or a Concerto Submission.  Composers may be considered for more than one, however, they will be required to fill out a separate application for each additional category they wish to submit to.  Submissions should reflect the composers best work in the category, or demonstrate their ability to write for a large medium.  There are no stylistic restrictions.  The instrumentation for each category can be found by clicking the links below. 

About 

The purpose for composition participants of the Sofia Symphonic Composer Conductor Collective is to provide composers the opportunity to work closely with a professional orchestra and conductor who will exclusively work with their piece in preparation for the concert.  

Participants will have the option to submit for one of three categories; Wind Symphony (10 pieces will be selected), Symphony Orchestra (10 pieces will be selected), or Concerto (up to three will be selected).  

The score should be completed three months prior to the scheduled performance date.  Parts must be ready two months prior to the schedule performance date.  

You will be placed in contact with your personal conductor one month after the close of the application deadline. 

Your piece will be scheduled for three rehearsals, a dress rehearsal, and a performance.  Pieces should not exceed nine minutes in length. 

Masterclasses and group discussions will be an integral part of the program, allowing participants to learn from each other and the master teachers on staff

Application Requirements

The submitted application materials do not have to consist of the composition that you would like to have performed with the orchestra.  

Please read carefully the application requirements:

  • Provide your first and last name

  • Date of Birth

  • Present Address

  • Highest completed or currently enrolled level of education

  • One example score consisting of eight or more players 

    • May accompany audio of either live or MIDI realization

    • This score should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of writing for more than five players

  • One additional score of your choosing (may consist of any instrumentation)

    • May accompany audio of either live or MIDI realization

  • Selection for which category you wish to be considered (Orchestra, Wind, or Concerto)

    • You may be considered for one or more but if chosen, will only be able to participate in one​

  • Answers to the questions provided on the application​

  • Optional letter requesting financial assistance
     

Program Fee and 

Guidelines

 

Program Fee: €4295

  • Every admitted applicant receives a scholarship between 40 and 60% off the Program Fee.

  • ​Includes the cost of the orchestra, rehearsals, facilities/performance spaces, visiting faculty, recording audio/video, and housing

  • If admitted to the program, you are required to submit a non-refundable €500 deposit to secure your spot with the program.

  • Final scores are due without exception: June 15th, 2020.

  • Final parts are due without exception: July 15th, 2020.

This program is brought to you by Partners for the Arts Abroad|LLC

www.partnersfortheartsabroad.org