The Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum provides developing and emerging composers the chance to develop their compositional skills, and have their music premiered and recorded in Vienna.
Composition students will have the opportunity to bring their in progress compositions for chamber orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles, for further workshopping and development by the Composers Forum faculty. Composition students will take private composition lessons with Viennese composers, attend lectures on contemporary music and advanced theory topics, and will have the opportunity to have their original works coached, and ultimately performed in the culminating Vienna Summer Music Festival Contemporary Music Concert.
Composers will have their pieces performed by PHACE, a professional contemporary music ensemble residing in Vienna. Participants can write for any combination of instruments including: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano.
Students who have works for other instrumentations including voice will be considered for performance and should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the festival, there will be the VSMF: Contemporary Music Concert where all Composer Forum participants will receive a performance of their works.