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Composer Recital Series

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

• 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: and remain available while space permits

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

• Attendance at CRS concerts is a requirement of the Applied Lesson in Composition.

Performance Calendar 
Fall 2014

Thursday, September 18, 8:00 pm
CRS 1: Hemenway 401 
+ 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 
+ open submission
Friday, October 24, 8:00 pm CRS 4: Ipswich 106 Composers' Orchestra
Tuesday, October 28, 8:00 pm
CRS 5: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Saturday, November 2, 3:00 pm CRS 5a: Seully Hall Jeffrey Thomson Senior Recital 
Friday, November 8, 8:00 pm CRS 6: 1260 Boylston open submission
Wednesday November 13, 8:00 pm
CRS 7: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Tuesday, November 26. 8:00 pm
CRS 8: Seully Hall
+ open submission
Tuesday, December 3, 8:00 pm
CRS 9: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 pm CRS 10: Seully Hall Ludovico Ensemble

Spring 2015

Monday, January 27, 8:00 pm
CRS 11: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Thursday, February 13, 8:00 pm CRS 12: Hemenway 401 Composers' Orchestra
Wednesday, February 19, 8:00 pm
CRS 13: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Thursday, February 27, 8:00 pm
CRS 14: Seully Hall
+ open submission
Tuesday, March 4, 8:00 pm CRS 15: Seully Hall Song Project
Friday, March 7, 8:00 pm CRS 16: Hemenway 401 Boston Musica Viva
Monday, March 10, 8:00 pm CRS 17: 1260 Boylston open submission
Wednesday, March 26, 8:00 pm
CRS 18: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Tuesday, April 1, 8:00 pm
CRS 19: Hemenway 401

+ open submission
Sunday, April 6 12:00 pm CRS 20: Hemenway 401 Travis Reynolds Senior Recital 
Monday, April 7, 8:00 pm
CRS 21: Seully Hall
+ open submission
Thursday, April 17, 8:00 pm
CRS 22: Hemenway 401
+ open submission
Saturday, April 19, 12:00 pm  CRS 23: Hemenway 401 Diana Rodriguez Graduate Recital
Saturday, April 19, 2:00 pm  CRS 24: Hemenway 401 Wynton Guess Senior Recital
Sunday,, April 20, 2:00 pm CRS 26: Hemenway 401 Craig Davis Pinson Senior Recital
Sunday, April 20, 4:00 pm CRS 27: Hemenway 401 Benjamin Wylie Senior Recital
Saturday, April 26, 12:00 pm  CRS 28: Hemenway 401 Clifton Ingram Graduate Recital
Saturday, April 26, 4:00 pm CRS 29: Hemenway 401 Ethan Parcell Senior Recital 
Sunday, April 27, 2:00 pm CRS 30: Hemenway 401 Marc Hoffeditz Graduate Recital
Sunday, April 27, 4:00 pm CRS 31: Hemenway 401 Evan Raczynski Senior Recital

Composers' Orchestra Concerts

Each semester the conservatory orchestra, as part of the CRS, performs a concert of student composer works following four days of open rehearsals. 

WHERE: Room 221
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
• your piece should be able to adequately rehearsed in three 20 minute rehearsal sessions
INSTRUMENTATION: no soloists, additions, or substitutions: (standard doublings),, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, strings (
DURATION: Freshman: 3 minutes maximum
                       Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: 6 minutes maximum
                       Graduates: 8 minutes maximum 
WHEN: Monday, September 23, by 1:00 p.m. for FALL concert 
                Wednesday, December 11, by 1:00 p.m. for SPRING concert



The Ludovico Ensemble is in residence at the Conservatory for 2013-2014. In addition to their own three concert New Music Ensembles-in-Residence season, The Ludovico Ensemble will give a public performance of student compositions as part of the Composer Recital Series. 

WHEN: Monday, November 11, by 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Room 221
WHAT: a bound score, set of parts, and program note (between 100 and 400 words) + pdf files of score and parts emailed to 
alto and/or baritone saxophone
drum set:
  kick drum (with double kick pedal)    
  snare drum
  one tom
  one floor tom
  ride cymbal
  two crash cymbals
  choke cymbal
DURATION: 5–8 minutes


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 works and coached leading to a concert performance. For 2013/14 two ensembles each semester will perform only contemporary music including works by student composers. Each ensemble will perform two student pieces each semester.

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