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Summer Residency for New Music

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

Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
Ensemble Dal Niente

The DePaul University School of Music announces a week-long Summer Residency for New Music in collaboration with the acclaimed new music group Ensemble Dal Niente​

Established in 2019, the Summer Residency for New Music  is designed to foster the creative work of composers in the early stages of their careers. During the week-long summer residency, composers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects with the musicians of Ensemble Dal Niente, attend lectures, and receive feedback on their work from DePaul University School of Music composition faculty members Osnat Netzerand Christopher Wendell Jones, and distinguished guest composer Lei Lang​. Past guests for the residency include distinguished composers Carola Bauckholt, Hilda Paredes, and Wang Lu.

Each participant accepted to the residency will be invited to compose a quartet with an assigned instrumentation for Ensemble Dal Niente. Over the course of the week, the ensemble will rehearse each piece twice, giving participants the opportunity to interact with the musicians, and receive feedback on their work. Recordings of each session will be made available to the composers. The week culminates with participants having their works premiered by the ensemble in a pair of concerts.

The program is open to all current undergraduate and graduate-level student composers.

 Applications are now 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. Ensemble Dal Niente faculty members are updated as they are confirmed. All faculty are subject to change. 

Osnat Netzer, composition

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. Also, upload a portfolio recording of your work, if available, showing performance(s) of works.

Limited on-campus shared housing is available for $550 for the duration of the program. In the application, please select if you would like to receive more information about housing

Tuition for the program is $1,295 (non-credit) for all students.

Application deadline is April 15, 2022. Students will be informed of acceptance to summer workshops by early May. Total fees for the program are $1,295 for program only and $550 for housing. A non-refundable 50% deposit for participation will be due by Monday, May 8, 2022. Remaining 50% will be due four weeks prior to the program start date. Payment instructions will be communicated upon acceptance.

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