Residency Dates: Sunday, May 17 to June 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.
I invite composer-performers and creative musicians from all communities to join this workshop. Your existing music and/or works-in-progress will be presented and critiqued for further development; you will also be asked to create new work with and for your fellow participants. We will spend some time studying some examples from the past, to illuminate some questions we may encounter and to help you refine your own work. As you develop new pieces and projects, our collective critical process will focus on musical language, rhythm, form, texture, listening, and the ever-elusive constellation of qualities that we call “musicality.” We will share our work and ideas informally throughout the workshop, and we will present a concert at the end of our time together, featuring your new solo and ensemble music. - V.I.
The admissions process will consider your individual compositions/improvisations/songs/tracks/sound works/performance projects, as well as your potential for collaborations with other participants. An ideal applicant will present a strong individual creative practice and a clear track record of ensemble work, either as a leader or co-performer. Please submit 20-30 minutes of your original music, along with brief descriptions of the included work, and (optional) scores in pdf format if any. Please include a personal statement, discussing the following:
- What are some of your artistic goals, interests, or concerns? What motivates you?
- What are you working on now? What are your immediate aims for this workshop?
- What do you seek to work on with Vijay Iyer, in particular?
- What does “musicality” mean to you?
Residency Fee: $900
Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.
Scholarships / Financial Assistance
Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.
Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page