Composition course, teacher James Dillon

APPLICATION TIME FOR COMPOSITION COURSE HAS ENDED. Unfortunately we will not be able to take into consideration applications sent after February 15th.

Dates: 4th – 9th of July
Arrival date: 3rd of July
Departure date: 10th of July

Time of Music Festival hosts a masterclass for composers with James Dillon. The Scotland-born composer has been rewarded many major prizes for his compositions and he has an extensive career as a professor of composition. His orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and piano works have been performed throughout the world.

James Dillon is self-taught as a composer. Dillon has studied mathematics, art and design, linguistics, piano and computer music. During his career he has received four Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Awards and honors and an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in 2003. Dillon was a professor at University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota between 2007-2014. Dillon has been a guest lecturer and composer in well known institutions like Darmstadt Ferienkurse and Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont as well as elsewhere around the world. The course is a stop for Ulysses journeys for composers.

The composer course consists of seminars, private lessons, discussions and panels with other courses. Talea ensemble from New York, Quatuor Bozzini from Montréal and POING trio from Norway will be available for studying and premiering new pieces by chosen participants during the final day of the course and Festval 9th of July.

Profile of Participants:

Advanced students or young professionals in composition
Age limit: Born after 1.1.1985
Course language: English
Documents to be submitted (all documents can be submitted or filled out online):

Application form (online)
Two recent examples of your work (score and sound files)
Curriculum vitae in English or Finnish (maximum of two pages)