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Summer Choral Composers Forum at Lehigh University

There is a week-long choral composering workshop at Lehigh University this summer June 22-29. I participated in Composers Forum four years ago and will be going again, so I strongly recommend you check it out!

The Composers Forum is an opportunity to spend a week immersed in the full process of creating a new choral work, from initial inspiration to premiere performance. Composers start off with only ideas, and over the course of the week, these ideas are developed, discussed, and tried out in rehearsals with the professional a cappella ensemble, The Princeton Singers. Each day, participants will work with Steven Sametz and Tania León in compositional seminars and individual sessions to develop their piece. This forum provides opportunties throughout the week to try out your music with the Princeton Singers, get feedback, rework it, and hear it again the very next day!

As someone who has participated in the forum myself, I can tell you first hand that this is an invaluable experience. It is a very rare luxury to be able to set aside distractions and devote an entire week soley to the creation of a new work. This is an experience I would strongly recommend! As I said, I will be participating in the forum again this year, as well as assisting in the organization of the week, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you apply by April 1st, there is a discounted rate, so try to apply within the next 10 days to take advantage of that. Otherwise, registration is open through May 15th.

Hope to see you this summer!

For information on how to apply: http://lehighchoralarts.com/composersforum/

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