The Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop (YCW) is a training program for advanced pre-college composers in the Puget Sound region, offered in collaboration with the University of Washington School of Music. Over the course of 12 weeks, young composers have the opportunity to work with leading composition professors in the region and develop their skills by creating new works of art, culminating in a world premiere chamber concert at Benaroya Hall with Seattle Symphony musicians.
Thanks to our partnership with the UW School of Music, this season will feature the instruments of Harry Partch. Partch (1901–74) was a composer who wrote in a tuning system called just intonation; he invented and built a collection of fantastical musical instruments specifically designed for performing his music. The UW School of Music is the current home to the original instruments designed and built by the composer. This year’s YCW Director is Charles Corey, who is a composition professor at the University of Washington and the Instrumentarium Director at The Harry Partch Institute at the University of Washington. He will guide students in composing new works for Partch’s unique instrument collection alongside traditional orchestra instruments.
DEADLINE: All application materials must be postmarked by Friday, December 16, 2016.
For more information about the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, please contact us at 206.336.6613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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