Bang on a Can - Festival & Residency Program for composers and performers of all instruments

Deadline: 8 January 2019 22:00

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
Festival & Residency Program for composers and performers of all instruments 2019 festival dates: July 15-Aug 5

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a 3-week musical utopia for innovative composers and performers in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The festival is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles sitting alongside their teachers. The Festival includes daily performances in the museum galleries, free with museum admission, and concludes with a three-day blow-out festival performed by the festival fellows and special guests. The program also features  African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events  in the community, and more.
Our faculty members are some of the most innovative musicians of our time. These are musicians who have dedicated their lives to commissioning, rehearsing, recording and performing music beyond the cutting edge.

The dates for the 2019 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA are July 15-Aug 5. We welcome applicants from all over the globe who are at least 21 years old as of the first day of the festival. Performance applicants, please note that we encourage a diversity of instruments, including voice. You do not have to play an instrument included on our faculty to attend the program, as the focus is on chamber music, not individual study.

A forty dollar ($40 USD) non-refundable application fee is required.

All applicants will be notified of the decisions on or before February 28.

The tuition fee for the 2019 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival is two thousand nine hundred dollars ($2,900 USD). Tuition fee includes room and board. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due within two weeks upon acceptance to the program. Payment in full is due on June 15.

Composers accepted to the program will receive a commissioning fee for their new works to be written for the festival, through a new grant from Justus and Helen Schlichting.

Room and Board (included in tuition fee) -- Accommodations for the Festival are provided by MASS MoCA within walking distance to the museum. Accommodations are double occupancy.

Lunch and dinner are provided Mon-Fri. Participants are responsible for all other meals. There are several local inexpensive eateries near the museum.

All participants are responsible for transportation to and from MASS MoCA. Information about transportation will be provided.

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