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the Chamber Music and New Music program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

* for instrumentalists, for performing in ensembles side by side with the Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet;
* for composers, for working daily with Guest Composer Christopher Theofanides.

Deadline: May 17, 2011

Composition participants will receive:

1. Daily three-hour master classes with Christopher Theofanidis

2. A private composition lesson with Christopher Theofanidis

3. Performance

of a short piece or movement (5 minutes or less) on the Accent11 Young

Composers Concert on Thursday June 16 at 5:20 PM

4. Performance classes with Mark Gibson, Timothy Lees, Parker Quartet

5. Plenty of opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with performers and composers


Performing participants will receive:

1. Daily coaching with members of the Parker Quartet, who will coach chamber music masterworks from within the student ensembles

2. Opportunity to work with young upcoming composers and perform their pieces

3. A private composition lesson with our artist faculty

4. Performance classes with Mark Gibson, Timothy Lees, Parker Quartet

5. Performance opportunities: 5 students concerts, 5 master classes

6. Solo performances with orchestra–by audition



Applications will be accepted until spots are filled. As spots get filled, we will announce it on the website. Application fees will be returned for applications received after spots are filled.

Each application package must include:

1. Completed application form

* Instrumentalists:

* Composers:

2-a. (PERFORMERS) CD or DVD or link to an audio or video performance posted on line, or scheduled live audition.


(COMPOSERS) Scores of two recent compositions for small ensemble.

Include recordings of these pieces, if available. If accepted into the

program, composers will be asked to submit a short piece (5 minutes or

less) by May 17 for inclusion in the New Music Student Recital.

3. Non-refundable $80 application fee.


Mail your complete application package to:

Dorotea Vismara, Director

Accent11 Festival

College Conservatory of Music

University of Cincinnati, M.L. 0003

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


College Credit


and undergraduate academic credit is available for an extra fee, to be paid separately by check or credit card. The course number is 16 FAM 630. University of Cincinnati credit hour fees are subject to change.



$520 payable upon acceptance into program. (checks only, no cash). All checks should be payable to “University of Cincinnati.”


For more information

* visit

* contact Rafaela Schaick, production manager (

* contact Jennifer Jolley, composition seminar coordinator (

* contact Dorotea Vismara, director (

May 17, 2011

Music of the Whole World #4: VICO Investigates the Music of Yunnan

Music of the Whole World #4:

VICO Investigates the Music of Yunnan

When: Tuesday May 17, 2011 @ 7 pm
Where: Alice MacKay Hall (Lower Level), Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (350 Georgia St. Vancouver BC)
Cost: Free Admission

For this fourth presentation in the VICO’s annual educational series, renowned conductor and VICO composer Jin Zhang takes audiences on a musical journey to Yunnan (south-western China), a region of extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity, where he traveled recently to research new directions in intercultural music making.

May 17, 2011
7:00 pm