From Wellesley College:
Wellesley College will host the 69th annual Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshops July 21 through August 4, 2013. The Composers Conference, which has been guided by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky for nearly 40 years, is a two-week program that provides young, emerging composers with the opportunity to showcase a composition in a live, professional concert.
Each summer, 10 composers, selected from approximately one hundred applicants, are awarded composing fellowships. Over the course of the Conference, professional musicians rehearse, perform, and record the fellows’ works. Since it’s founding, the Conference has served nearly eight hundred composers and many more amateur chamber musicians. This year, for the first time, a trio of seventh graders from Project STEP will participate in the first week of the Conference. Project STEP identifies musically talented children from underrepresented Boston communities and provides participants with comprehensive music education.
Amateurs of intermediate to semi-professional level are invited to register for the conference and participate in the Chamber Music Center.
Faculty members perform concerts Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday nights featuring traditional works and the works of the composer fellows. Concerts take place at 8:00pm in Jewett Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Wellesley College. The Project STEP ensemble, comprising three seventh-grade students (two violinists and a cellist), will perform on Wednesday, July 24, at 4:30pm in Wellesley’s Pendleton Hall, room 220. All concerts are free and open to the public.
More information about the concerts is available at: http://www.
The summer 2013 senior guest composers are Melinda Wagner and Brandeis University’s Eric Chasalow.