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The Fellowship program is the hallmark of the IWCMF. It is for all winds (including saxophonists), brass, strings, and pianists who would like to study with Imani Winds in mixed chamber ensemble assignments and wind quintets. The basis of the Fellowship program is to provide advanced level musicians an opportunity to improve their musicianship and knowledge of repertoire within various configurations. Ensemble sizes range from quartet to octet and participants will have a preference as to their repertoire selections based on the instrumentation of their group.
EMERGING COMPOSERS PROGRAM (ECP)
A mentorship and development program that provides a unique opportunity to write chamber music in a collaborative environment. Composers will be selected to work with Imani Winds, the ensemble’s composer Jeff Scott and critically acclaimed guest composers, while writing for groups participating in the Festival itself.
EMERGING COMPOSERS PROGRAM AND FELLOWSHIP COMBO
A special program for composers who are also advanced instrumentalists to work within both disciplines of performance and composition.
Persons 18 and over are welcome to observe coachings, seminars, and masterclasses. Auditors may be musicians of any level, teachers, and music enthusiasts who would like to learn Imani Winds’ unique approach of teaching chamber music. Email email@example.com if you are interested in auditing.
PLEASE SEE COSTS BELOW.
TUITION, FEES, AND DEADLINES
ECP AND FELLOWSHIP COMBO: $1,275
$500 full session
$75 guest pass per day
$45 guest pass per masterclass
APPLICATION FEES AND DEADLINES
$65 - APRIL 8, 2019
$80 - APRIL 29, 2019
APRIL 8, 2019 - Early deadline applicants will have preference.
NYC LIVE AUDITION - APRIL 16, 2019 (Live audition applicants must still apply online).
Notification of Acceptance & Scholarship - May 6, 2019
• Two short contrasting solo pieces. The performance may be unaccompanied. Movements of works are acceptable.
• For pre-existing ensembles: Each person within the ensemble must submit an application and recording. Each recording must have one solo work for your instrument, and preferably two contrasting works or movements performed by your group.
EMERGING COMPOSER PROGRAM
Recording of two contrasting compositions for a chamber music ensemble that best display your writing skills and abilities. PDF Scores must accompany the recording.
ECP AND FELLOWSHIP COMBO
Applicants must follow the audition guidelines for both the Fellowship Program and the Emerging Composers Program when applying to the ECP Combo.