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For Composers

Composers may submit to one of two categories; Symphony Orchestra 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 can be found by clicking the links below. 


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

The score should be completed two months prior to the scheduled performance date.  Parts must be ready one month prior to the scheduled 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 a rehearsal, a dress rehearsal, and a performance.  Pieces should not exceed ten 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 by 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 large ensemble

  • 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 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​

  • 2 references (please add full name and email address)

  • Optional letter requesting financial assistance



Program Fee: €4295

  • Every admitted composer may apply for a scholarship that may reach up to €1,500.

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

  • Dates for the program: July 4th - 14th.

  • 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: May 1st, 2024.

  • Final parts are due without exception: May 15th, 2024.

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