Young Composers Invited to Apply |

Young Composers Invited to Apply

Signups for the October 2005-June 2006 Young Composers Program start now, with Sept. 28 being the deadline.

This is a popular educational program, in its 4th year, that is organized by Music in the Mountains and the Nevada County Composers Cooperative for students ranging from middle school-college sophmore. Students will be working with leading composers Jerry Grant, Howard Hersh, Jay Sydeman and Mark Vance of the Nevada County Composers Cooperative. It will include a series of composition seminars presented twice each month and culminates with a concert of student works in June.

The selected young composers will create new works for three performance presentations. Short pieces will be presented in January and March, with Music in the Mountains Summer Festival concert for larger works in early June. They will have the opportunity of writing for any combination of woodwinds, strings, piano, voice or choir.

The sessions will all be held Saturday mornings at the Nevada Union High School. Application forms for the $75 program are available at the Music in the Mountains business office, 530 Searls Ave. Suite A, iNevada City. Call Kathy Lisbony 265-6173 or Mark Vance 478-0776.

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