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Performance Opportunities

The Composer Recital Series (CRS) provides opportunities for student composers to present their work publicly. In addition to performances organized by the composers themselves, the department programs works through the Composers' Orchestra, New Music Chamber Ensembles (NMCE), the Song Project, and with Visiting Artists.

• Each CRS concert aims to present 75 minutes of music without an intermission

• Students are assigned to a specific CRS concert every semester

• In advance of each CRS concert students (including assigned students) may sign up for open space

• Concerts are recorded by the Audio-Visual (AV) Department. Recordings are available from the Composition Department office the week following the concert.

• Concerts are livestreamed here: 
http://new.livestream.com/thebostonconservatory 
and remain available while space permits.

• Recitals are scheduled by the Composition Department but—except for the Composers' Orchestra concert and NMCE performances—rehearsal time is not. Composers and performers should book rehearsal times for their own performances directly with Tuaha Khan, Concert Services Manager.

• Score and Part Preparation Guidelines provides details of requirements for submitted materials

CRS Calendar 
Fall 2014

Thursday, September 18, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 1: Hemenway 401 
   
assigned
+ open submission
Tuesday, September 30, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 2: Ipswich 106
 
assigned
+ open submission
Thursday, October 9, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 3: Hemenway 401 
 
assigned
+ open submission
Friday, October 24, 8:00 pm CRS 4: Ipswich 106 Composers' Orchestra
Tuesday, October 28, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 5: Ipswich 106
 
assigned
+ open submission
Tuesday, November 4, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 6: Ipswich 106

assigned
+ open submission
Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 7: Ipswich 106
 
assigned
+ open submission
Thursday December 4, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 8: Hemenway 401
       
assigned
+ open submission

Spring 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 9: Ipswich 106
   
assigned
+ open submission
Thursday, February 12, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 10: Hemenway 401
 
assigned
+ open submission
Tuesday, February 17, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 11: Ipswich 106
 
assigned
+ open submission
Monday, March 2, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 12: Ipswich 106
 
assigned
+ open submission
Tuesday, March 10, 8:00 pm CRS 13: Seully Hall Song Project
Friday, March 13, 8:00 pm CRS 14: Hemenway 401 Boston Musica Viva
Monday, March 30, 8:00 pm
 
CRS 15: Ipswich 106
 
assigned
+ open submission
Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm CRS 16: Ipswich 106 Composers' Orchestra
Monday, April 6, 8:00 pm

CRS 17: Ipswich 106

assigned
+ open submission
Sunday, April 12 12:00 pm CRS 18: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: Timothy Leonelli
Sunday, April 12 2:00 pm CRS 19: Ipswich 106 Senior Recital: Hoang Pho 
Sunday, April 12 4:00 pm CRS 20: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: David Vess
Saturday, April 18, 12:00 pm  CRS 21: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: Paul Fake 
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 pm  CRS 22: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: Jeffrey Madry
Saturday, April 18, 4:00 pm  CRS 23: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: Ryan Fossier 
Sunday, April 19, 12:00 pm CRS 24: Ipswich 106 Senior or Graduate Recital 
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 pm CRS 25: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: Qingqing Wang 
Sunday, April 19, 4:00 pm CRS 26: Ipswich 106 Senior or Graduate Recital 
Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 pm
 
CRS 27: Ipswich 106

assigned
+ open submission
Saturday, April 25, 12:00 pm  CRS 28: Ipswich 106 Graduate Recital: Jonathon Russ
Saturday, April 25, 2:00 pm  CRS 29: Ipswich 106 Senior Recital: Matthew Lowy 
Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm  CRS 30: Ipswich 106 Senior or Graduate Recital 
Sunday, April 26 12:00 pm CRS 31: Ipswich 106 Senior or Graduate Recital 
Sunday, April 26 2:00 pm CRS 32: Ipswich 106 Senior or Graduate Recital 
Sunday, April 26 4:00 pm CRS 33: Ipswich 106 PSC Recital: Marc Hoffeditz 


Composers' Orchestra

Each semester The Boston Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Eric Hewitt, as part of the CRS, performs a concert of student composer works following four days of open rehearsals. 

Submission
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: a bound score with an instrumentation page and a title page; set of bound parts for each instrument except strings; single-sided unbound set of string masters.
INSTRUMENTATION: 2.2.2.2 (standard doublings), 4.2.3.1, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, strings (10.8.6.6.3)
no soloists, additions, or substitutions
DURATION: 
• Freshman: 3 minutes maximum
• Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: 6 minutes maximum
• Graduates: 8 minutes maximum 
WHEN: 
• Monday, September 22, by 1:00 p.m. for FALL concert
• Monday, February 23, by 1:00 p.m. for SPRING concert

 

 

New Music Chamber Ensembles 

Chamber Music is a required course for instrumental majors in which chamber ensembles, set up at the beginning of each semester, are assigned repertoire and coached, leading to a concert performance. Each semester two of these ensembles perform only contemporary music including two new works by student composers.

Composers are expected to attend coachings.

Fall 2014

Session 1
• 2 Bb clarinets, doublebass
• flute, piano, violin
Submissions
WHEN: by 11:00 am, Friday, September 19
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: two scores (one for coach, one for ensemble) and set of parts
DURATION: 8–12 minutes

Session 2
• 2 Bb clarinets, doublebass
• flute, piano, violin
Submissions
WHEN: by 11:00 am, Friday, September 19
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: two scores (one for coach, one for ensemble) and set of parts
DURATION: 8–12 minutes

Spring 2015

Session 3
• flute, oboe, percussion
• clarinet, piano, violin
Submissions
WHEN: by 11:00 am, Friday, January 30
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: two scores (one for coach, one for ensemble) and set of parts
DURATION: 8–12 minutes

Session 4
• flute, oboe, percussion
• clarinet, piano, violin
Submissions
WHEN: by 11:00 am, Friday, January 30
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: two scores (one for coach, one for ensemble) and set of parts
DURATION: 8–12 minutes

 


Song Project

The Song Project is organized in conjunction with the Junior Vocal Performance Seminar; instructor, Kathryn Wright; pianist, Yukiko Oba. 

Early in the Fall semester Composition majors are paired with Voice majors of the Junior Vocal Performance Seminar. Each composer writes a song for voice and piano for this singer. This project aims to give participants some experience of the commissioning process, a process that generally comes with restrictions and requirements for both the composer and the performer to work within. 

For this year's Song Project all composers will set To Be Alive by Gregory Orr and then choose a second text, also in English, for a second song. This second text should also be a published poem by a recognized poet. The finished work should be a set of two songs, not two unrelated songs—in other words the set should be something more than the sum of its parts.

Singers and composers are encouraged to pool their ideas about possible texts and become familiar with each other's work. 

Poem

To Be Alive
To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That's crudely put, but . . .

If we're not supposed to dance,
Why all this music? 

Gregory Orr, 2005 

Participants

Composer Singer
Henry Buck Evangeline Athanasiou
Yu Chen Rachel Barg
Daniel Choi Amelia Burshe
Nicole DeMaio Emelia Clark
Jacob Egli Sarah Hennessey
Ryan Fossier William Hurwitz
Logan Griffiths Lee Rang Hwang
Andrew Harlan Sujinna Kuenghakit
Gretchen Herdrich Hee Hyun Kwon
Marc Hoffeditz Ashlee Lamar
Matthew Lowy Zachary Mallory
Cody McVey Kathleen Norchi
Hoang Pho Gabriella Reyes
Lucas Ranieri Angela Ruiz
Elijah Smith Taylor Scappatura
Hallie Smith Hannah Sigel
Dylan Varner-Hartley Tzytle Steinman
Qingqing Wang Erika Taylor

Schedule

First Draft Submission
WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, by 1:00 pm 
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: one bound score
INSTRUMENTATION: voice and piano 
DURATION: 6 minutes maximum (total for both songs)

Final Draft Submission
WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, by 1:00 pm 
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: three bound scores, your score must include a title page and text page
INSTRUMENTATION: voice and piano 
DURATION: 6 minutes maximum (total for both songs)

Performance

CRS 13, Tuesday, March 10: Seully HALL, 8:00 
Concert Performance of Song Project works


Wind Ensemble Composition Competition

Students are invited to submit sample scores for large ensemble and a proposal for a new work for wind ensemble. The winning composer will write a new work, duration 8–12 minutes, to be performed by The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble in one of their two Spring concerts.

Submission
WHEN: Monday, October 6, by 1:00pm
WHERE: Room 205
WHAT: one or two representative scores for orchestra or large ensemble, with recordings if available



Sinfonietta Composition Competition

Students are invited to submit sample scores for mixed ensemble and a proposal for a new work for The Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta. The winning composer will write a new work, duration 8–12 minutes, to be performed in one of their Spring concert.

Submission
WHEN: Monday, October 6, by 1:00pm 
WHERE: Room 205 
WHAT: one or two representative scores for orchestra or large ensemble, with recordings if available.


WCRB Sounder

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Boston Musica Viva

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Diagenesis Duo

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Claire Chase

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ICE

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