Irish Composition Summer School

The Irish Composition Summer School returns in 2012 for it’s annual week-long course in contemporary composition, taking place from July 4th to 13th at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Rathmines, Dublin.

This year’s Summer School will be directed by Irish composers Martin O’Leary, also a lecturer at NUI Maynooth, and Kevin O’Connell, who lectures at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The week’s tuition in the major aspects of composition – harmony, rhythm, structure, technology and instrumental writing – is divided into two discrete courses: the intermediate level, aimed at undergraduate composition students or musicians with similar compositional experience, and the advanced level, aimed at graduate or post-graduate composition students. The course will involve both group seminars and one-on-one tuition, and will focus on writing a work for an ensemble of clarinet, accordion and percussion, to be workshopped and recorded by resident performers Paul Roe, Dermot Dunne and Richard O’Donnell. In addition, participants will be mentored by the course directors and this year’s guest director, Danish composer Bent Sørensen, who will also present seminars on his own work.

The cost of the course is €290. An observer fee of €30 per day allows participants to attend workshops and lectures only. Applications must be made by the June 1st and application forms are available here.

Further information: composers.ie

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