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  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.
  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jason Vieaux, guitar


  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 4, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.

Young Composer's Program

The Young Composers Program gives composition students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of contemporary music.

June 12-18, 2016

The Young Composers Program (YCP) is a one-week experience offering students ages 14-19 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of contemporary music. YCP helps composition students learn about the field of new music while developing creative and professional skills. The program includes private composition lessons, daily listening sessions and workshops on notating musical ideas. Preparation and performance of student compositions will be presented at a final concert.

Keith Fitch

The program is directed by CIM's head of composition, the highly regarded composer and teacher Keith Fitch.

Dr. Fitch is joined by composers Jeremy Allen (CIM composition faculty) and Timothy Mauthé (former faculty, CIM and the College of William and Mary).

For more information, contact mary.grof-neiman@cim.edu.

The mission of the Young Composers Program is to help composition students (ages 14-19) learn about the field of new music while developing creative and professional skills. During this week-long summer program, students will greatly benefit from:

  • A private composition lesson

  • A week-long course in the craft of composition
  • Exposure to a wide array of important repertoire of contemporary classical music in daily listening sessions
  • Workshops on the best ways to notate musical ideas

... and most importantly,

  • The preparation (including coaching with faculty) and performance of student works by YCP's Ensemble-in-Residence, ARS FUTURA.

  • The student concerts will be professionally recorded and each student will receive a CD of his/her work!

More Information

Learn about the Young Composers Program faculty.

Open to students ages 14-19

Application Form

Fees

Tuition $840 | Non-refundable Application Fee $45
Housing $230 | Meals $210 (Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Application

Application Deadline - March 12

In order to apply to YCP, please submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Reference Letter (can be sent under separate cover)
  • 1-3 Scores (one must be complete)
  • Non-refundable $45 Application Fee

Scores

Include scores of 1 to 3 original works. Works “in progress” are acceptable, but at least one work must be complete. Please mark all scores clearly with composer’s name. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS—send only photocopies, printouts or pdfs. The Young Composers Program is not responsible for lost or damaged scores. Scores should be appropriately legible.

Reference Letter

Applicants should ask a music teacher or mentor who is familiar with their musicianship to write a brief reference letter addressing the applicant’s talent, desire, work habits and reliability. Multiple references are allowed. The reference letter can be sent under separate cover and is also due March 12.