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Ignite! 2012 – A call for submissions

Ignite! 2012 – A call for submissions

May 11, 2012

Aventa Ensemble is currently accepting submissions for its September 2012 Composer Workshop (Sept. 5 – 9). This workshop, designed to benefit student and emerging composers, has no age restriction and is open to all nationalities. Participants will have the opportunity of working extensively with composers Michael Finnissy (UK) and Michel Gonneville (QC).

The 2012 workshop will focus on repertoire for small ensemble and voice. The available instrumentation is: soprano, flute (including doublings), clarinet (including doublings), horn, piano, 1 percussion, violin, viola and cello. The duration of submitted works should not exceed 10’.

Composers must provide a score, a brief letter of introduction, a curriculum vitae and, if desired, scores/recordings from previous work. The deadline for the receipt of materials is JULY 1, 2012. A jury of professional composers and musicians will select workshop participants. Successful participants are required to provide individual parts by July 30, 2012. Music and materials will be returned to the applicants if requested. Participants must stay in Victoria for the duration of the workshop. Aventa will supply a letter of recommendation to successful candidates for use in applying for travel grants. All expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

Please forward material to:
Aventa Ensemble, 2161 Florence St.,
Victoria, BC, V8R 5E7 Canada
Telephone: (250) 592-9713 e-mail: