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Composer Institute

November 7 - 9, 2013


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

Five emerging composers were selected to participate in workshops and rehearsals of their works, culminating in a public performance by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conducted by MSO Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong. In addition, composers will have 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.

2013 PARTICIPANTS & SELECTED WORKS

Molly Joyce
Dollhouse   
 
Michael-Thomas Foumai
Three Scenes from The Hell Screen  

Joseph Andrew Lake
signals of half-occulted senses   
 
David Werfelmann
The Mad Machine   
 
Matthew Browne
How the Solar System Was Won

2013 INSTITUTE SCHEDULE

Subject to change

Thursday, November 7, 2013

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: Rehearsal of selected works with orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong

Friday, November 8, 2013

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.: Presentation by Craig Carnahan, VP of Programs for the American Composers Forum

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Musicians from the MSO will present on instrumental scoring issues

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Presentation by Bill Holab

3:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.: Break

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.: Institute composers will give a 10 minute presentation on their music, and will take 5-10 minutes of questions about their work.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

10:00 a.m.:  Panel Discussion featuring John Nuechterlein, CEO of the American Composers Forum with representatives from the MSO, UWM and other community art groups.
 
1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.: Rehearsal with orchestra and Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong

7:30 p.m.Public Performance of 2013 Composer Institute selected works by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 

All of the MSO Composer Institute events will take place at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Boulevard. (The rehearsals and the performance take place in Helen Bader Concert Hall, and the Friday and Saturday workshops take place in room 250, also known as "the Chapel".)
 

MORE INFORMATION:

With questions, please contact:

Isaac Thompson,
Director of Artistic Planning

By phone: 414.226.7892
By email