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Composer Institute

Composer Institute

 

COMPOSER INSTITUTE 2015

Information about our upcoming Composer Institute will be posted in summer 2015. Check back later for details.

COMPOSER INSTITUTE 2014

October 23 - 25, 2014


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present the second annual MSO Composer Institute, held in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the American Composers Forum.

Our four selected composers participated in workshops and rehearsals of their works, culminating in a public performance by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conducted by acclaimed American conductor Jeffrey Milarsky on October 25. In addition, composers had the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional training sessions covering a diverse range of topics, from public speaking to copyright and publishing issues.

Activities included workshop sessions with the MSO artistic and executive staff, MSO musicians, board members, UWM faculty, and other industry professionals. Workshop sessions will focus on a broad array of industry topics, including career development, business issues facing young composers, copyright law, licensing, promotion, working with union orchestras, and public speaking.

ABOUT THE MSO & JEFFREY MILARSKY

As the premier classical music organization in the state of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has a responsibility to foster the next generation of composers, ensuring the ongoing vibrancy of one of western civilization’s most essential art forms.

American conductor Jeffrey Milarsky is highly acclaimed worldwide for his impeccable musicianship, exhilarating presence and innovative programming. He has been hailed for his interpretation of a wide range of repertoire, which spans from Bach to Xenakis. In recent seasons he has worked with accomplished groups such as the San Francisco Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, MET Chamber Ensemble, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New World Symphony, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic chamber music series. In the United States and abroad, he has premiered and recorded works by many groundbreaking contemporary composers, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and at IRCAM in Paris.

2014 COMPOSER INSTITUTE SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Morning—Individual meetings with Jeffrey Milarsky

1:30-4:00p—Rehearsal of selected works with the MSO & Jeffrey Milarsky

7:30p—Yarn/Wire Concert at UWM (Unruly Music Series)*


Friday, October 24, 2014

10:00-11:00a—Presentation by Jeffrey Milarsky: Composers and Conductors*

11:00a-12:30p—Workshop with Quince, a new music vocal ensemble

12:30-1:30p—Lunch

1:30-3:00p—Presentation by Bill Holab: Liscensing and Copyright Issues*

3:00-4:00p—Presentation by Craig Carnahan, VP of the American Composers Forum*

4:00-5:00p— Composer Presentations*

7:30p—Quince Concert at UWM (Unruly Music Series)*


Saturday, October 25, 2014

1:30-4:00p—Rehearsal with the MSO & Jeffrey Milarsky

8:00 p.m.—Composer Institute Concert*

 

*Free and open to the public. All public events held at the Helene Zelazo Center, 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard in Milwaukee.


 

2014 PARTICIPANTS & SELECTED WORKS

Paul Frucht
Relic

Emily Cooley
Green Go To Me  
 
Chris Rogerson
A Single Candle

Nina C. Young
Fata Morgana

MORE INFORMATION:

With questions, please contact:

Megan Henschel,
Artistic Operations Assistant

By phone: 414.226.7891
By email