Collage New Music and Longy School of Music Present:

Collage Composers Colloquium (CCC)

March 31st, 2019

Longy School of Music, Room N-1, Rey Waldstein Building
33 Garden St. Cambridge

Guest Composers:

Richard Festinger
Paul Brust

Join Collage New Music on March 31, 2019, for an event-filled day that begins with a composition workshop, and concludes with the ensemble’s evening concert. The day provides opportunities for young composers to meet and share ideas with each other, and benefit from observations of their own music by guest composers Richard Festinger and Paul Brust, who will also offer insights into their own musical processes. Richard Festinger, one of America’s most distinguished composers, has been performed by most of the east and west coast new music ensembles, including Collage, and is featured on the evening’s program. Since 1990, Richard has been Professor of Music at San Francisco State University. Paul Brust, whose music has also been performed by Collage, is on the faculty of the Longy School.

For a chance to have your music discussed during the workshop by these esteemed composers, simply submit your score or scores, along with recorded performance(s). From the applications, several composers’ works will be chosen for review during in the CCC. All applicants, in addition to having their work considered for inclusion in the workshop, will receive admission to the CCC, pizza dinner, a Collage mug, and a ticket for the evening’s concert. Entries must be submitted by February 22, 2019, to be considered for the masterclass, and those chosen for discussion will be notified by February 28. All interested composers who apply are encouraged to attend the day’s events!


In order to apply, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled in a composition program in a Boston-area College or University

  2. Recent graduate from a composition program from a College or University

  3. Current High School student who has a score and a performance recording


All submissions should be submitted electronically via the electronic application form below. 

Please include the following: 

  1. Full score in PDF format. (Works should be no more than 12 minutes in length)

  2. A recording of a performance of the composition (mp3 or WAV format). Excerpts of the works chosen will be played and discussed at the masterclass.

  3. Your contact information, including name, institutional affiliation, address, email, and a brief bio or resumé.

Each applicant who submits a composition will be notified as to whether his or her work will be discussed at the workshop. Whether or not your own music will be discussed, we encourage you to attend this unique opportunity. If your work is selected, you must notify the Collage General Manager as to whether you will be present at the event.


Program Participant- $15 (includes masterclass, dinner, pre-concert talk, concert, and reception)
Auditor (entitles you to attend the workshop and dinner)- $10 (passes can be purchased on the concert tickets page)

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