This year, Composition Academy Director Robert Aitken, a Canadian contemporary music icon, and Juno award winner Dinuk Wijeratne will be joined by Pulitzer prize-winning American composer and educator Roger Reynolds, and highly acclaimed composer and sound artist Nicole Lizée.
The 2018 Artists in Residence include two string quartets, the Friction of San Francisco and the Iris Ensemble of Canada, Walter Delahunt, piano (unprepared), Erin Donovan, percussion, Elizabeth Herzberg, soprano and Josué Ceron, baritone.
Participants will be inspired this year by the paintings of Craig Rubadoux, an American artist with a summer studio near Lunenburg. The successful candidates will be asked to arrive with an original score for any or all of the above mentioned Artists in Residence (subject to approval by LAMP faculty). The duration of the works should be from 10 to 15 minutes. The participants' new works will be performed at a public concert on June 22 in the LAMP recital hall.
Lectures, workshops, classes, the opportunity to showcase your music and rehearsals will fill each day. The LAMP composition academy provides young composers with an intensive study of contemporary music and composition.
Tuition is $1000. Transportation and housing are extra. A limited number of bursaries and free billets are available.
Applications are now being accepted from graduate composers (under 35) and very talented undergrads. Only 10 highly qualified and motivated participants will be admitted to this academy.