Cortona Sessions for New Music
May 19 - June 2, 2018
One of the world's premiere educational programs dedicated to the creation and performance of contemporary music, the Cortona Sessions is a destination for emerging composers and performers seeking to collaborate, learn, grow, and create. The Sessions provide participants with an inspiring and supportive environment in which new music is explored in all its shapes, sizes, and colors. Overflowing with la dolce vita, the Cortona Sessions offers participants a life-changing two weeks under the Tuscan sun.
Toronto Creative Music Lab
June 9 - June 17, 2018
The Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML), now in its third edition, is an artistic and professional development workshop for early-career musicians and composers.
TCML nurtures the development of risk-takers and change-makers. We are committed to pushing toward a yet unimagined future that connects our music with our social responsibilities, our institutions, our communities, our audiences, and each other.
TCML is a volunteer-driven, peer-mentored, 8-day workshop that fosters professional development, artistic growth, collaborative learning, and community building through workshops, rehearsals, social events, panel discussions, and performance.
June 24 - June 30, 2018
SPLICE Institute is a weeklong, intensive program for performers and composers to experience, explore, interpret, and create music for instruments and electronics. The 2018 Institute will take place June 24–30 at the Western Michigan University School of Music in Kalamazoo, MI. The 2018 SPLICE Institute theme is improvisation. Faculty-led workshops exploring improvisation with acoustic and electronic forces will culminate in performances at the end of the week. Participants are offered a variety of activities to suit their interests and electronic music experience. Each day is filled with workshops, masterclasses, collaborations, and lectures, concluding with a concert curated and performed by faculty members.
Montreal Contemporary Music Lab
July 1 - July 8, 2018
The Montréal Contemporary Music Lab (MCML) is a 14-day performance and creation workshop exploring, celebrating, and creating bonds between performers, composers, sound artists, improvisers and mixed/multi media artists engaged in the act of creating new music. Formed in 2011 by seven emerging musicians, we are a collective run entirely by and for young artists in Montréal.
In addition to the main thoroughfare of rehearsing and producing new music, participants will take part in workshops, lectures, masterclasses, concerts, social outings, collective meals, and spontaneous events. Our invited guest artists are present throughout the lab, presenting workshops, providing coachings during rehearsal and studio times, attending concerts and exhibitions, and providing feedback during our many open forums for discussion. The event concludes in a concert showcasing the collaborative efforts of everyone involved.
MCML is a workshop for emerging musicians with an open mind. It is not a competition, nor is it a festival. For some, it is a first foray into contemporary music making; while for others, it is a chance to meet new people and forge connections with others in the community. The Lab is a supportive environment in which to experiment, learn, and most importantly, collaborate in music making.
Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions
July 29 - August 8, 2018
The Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions (WRCMS) is a 9-day series of workshops, concerts, panels, reading sessions, and activities designed to promote and provide opportunities for emerging and early career Canadian and international performers, improvisers, and composers of contemporary music. Our all-Canadian roster of acclaimed early career guest artists and ensembles will be performing in diverse venues all across the Waterloo region (a major hub of artistic activity in Ontario), and will also be providing mentorship, coaching, and workshops throughout the week to selected applicants chosen to participate in WRCMS 2018.
WRCMS is hosted by composers, performers, & improvisers Andrzej Tereszkowski, Ivana Jokic, Colin Labadie, Maria Kouznetsova, Priya Shah, and James Dowbiggin. We were peers studying at WLU, and throughout the years, despite disparate geographies (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario), our paths intersected through participation in events similar to the one we are hosting.