DEADLINE EXTENDED for the Young Composers Seminar

With Damien Geter, Richmond Symphony Composer in Residence

Damien Geter, composer
http://www.damiengetermusic.com/

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 21, 2024! Register for our first ever Young Composers Seminar! Richmond Symphony and VCUarts are proud to share this special opportunity for young composers. Join acclaimed composer Damien Geter on the journey from inspiration to performance next season as he leads a cohort of young composers through a unique musical experience.

Eligible to students in grades 9–12 during the 2024–25 school year, our young composers will gather monthly both in person and online to share and workshop their projects with Damien and each other, culminating in a special live performance in May 2025.

Whether you think of yourself as a composer or not, students interested in directly participating in the process of creating new music are encouraged to apply. Formal training in composition is not required.

To apply, please complete the application form on our website and submit up to three examples of your creative work by Friday, June 21, 2024.

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Introducing the Young Composers Seminar! Your Richmond Symphony and VCUarts Music are proud to announce this special opportunity for young composers! High school students interested in musical composition will join acclaimed composer Damien Geter, Richmond Symphony Composer in Residence, on the journey from inspiration to performance next season as he leads a cohort of young composers through a unique musical experience. Young composers will gather monthly, both in person and online, to share and workshop their projects with Damien and each other, culminating in a special live performance in May 2025.

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Whether you think of yourself as a composer or not, all students interested in directly participating in the process of creating new music are encouraged to apply.

To apply, complete the application form linked in our bio and submit up to three examples of your creative work via PDF file, audio file, or YouTube link. Written, traditionally notated scores and/or audio/video submissions will be considered. Formal training in composition is not required. 

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Young Composers Seminar is presented in collaboration with VCUarts Music. Students will have access to VCU’s Media Lab and the contemporary tools for composition used by their composition and media scoring students, including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Finale, and a full suite of software instruments. Since the collective project of the seminar will be a performance of student work by live musicians, each participant will produce a notated score and parts as part of their final project using Finale software.

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Masterclass With Violinist Itzhak Perlman
 

Perform for, and learn from, the legendary Itzhak Perlman in a masterclass on September 13th! High School students residing in Central Virginia are encouraged to apply.

Questions: education@richmondsymphony.com

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