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Summer Residency for New Music

​​​​​​​​​​​​Hosted by Ensemble Dal Niente and DePaul University

Sunday, July 25 - Saturday, July 31, 2021
Ensemble Dal Niente

The DePaul University School of Music announces a week-long virtual Summer Residency for New Music in collaboration with the acclaimed new music chamber group Ensemble Dal Niente and featuring distinguished guest composer Wang Lu

During this virtual week, young composers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects, work with Ensemble Dal Niente musicians, participate in master classes and receive individualized feedback.  ​​ 

The composition program includes lessons with DePaul faculty members Osnat Netzer​ and Christopher Wendell Jones​ and guest composer Wang Lu. All students will participate in lectures, demonstrations and workshops with DePaul faculty and members of Ensemble Dal Niente.  ​

The residency will have four main components distributed across the duration of the week: lessons, lectures, rehearsals and a performance. Additionally, each participant will be invited to compose a quartet with an assigned instrumentation for Ensemble Dal Niente. The ensemble will rehearse each piece twice on location at DePaul, and the composers will join the rehearsals remotely via Zoom. This will give the composers the opportunity to interact with the musicians, receive feedback and offer comments. Each session will also be recorded, and recordings will be made available to the composers. At the end of the week, the musicians will record the pieces for a live-stream concert, and composers will receive high-quality audio recordings of performances of their music.​​

Current undergraduate and graduate-level student composers are encouraged to apply.  

Applications have closed for this program.​ ​


This program provides a rare and unique opportunity for students to work with the School of Music's celebrated composition faculty along with members of Ensemble Dal Niente and special guest composer Wang Lu. Ensemble Dal Niente faculty members are updated as they are confirmed. All faculty are subject to change. 

Constance Volk, flute

Katie Schoepflin Jimoh, clarinet

Matthew Oliphant, french horn

Kyle Flens, percussion

Ben Melsky, harp

Jesse Langen, guitar

Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin

Ammie Brod, viola

Michael Lewanski, conductor

Osnat Netzer, composition

Tuition for the program is $845 (non-credit) for all students.

For this composition program, please submit a brief resume that contains your educational background and compositional experience, a comprehensive list of works, 1-3 scores of recent work that show the depth of your experience and range of compositional experience and a portfolio recording, if available, showing performance(s) of work(s).

Note: Transcripts are not required to submit application.

The application deadline for has been extended. We will keep accepting applications on a rolling basis until the capacity has been met for the program

Early May – Notification of admission status provided to all applicants who submitted by April 15, 2021.

Friday, June 4 – Deadline for admitted students to accept admission. 50% of tuition fees due on this day. 

Wednesday, June 30 – Final payment of tuition fees due.

Please feel free to email us directly at with any further questions.