American Composers Alliance composer Edward Jacobs will appear as a guest composer alongside David Sanford at the Composers Conference this summer 2015 (July 19-August 3, 2015). The Composers Conference, guided for nearly 40 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Mario Davidovsky, provides young, emerging composers with the opportunity to indulge in an intense two-week composition workshop as well as showcase one of their compositions in a live, professional concert. Composer registration will open early in January, 2015. Visit the Composers Conference website here for more details.
Since it was founded in 1945, the Conference has served nearly eight hundred composers and many more amateur chamber musicians. It is the oldest and most respected program of its kind. Each summer, ten two-week fellowships are awarded to composers who are establishing their careers. They participate in intensive composition seminars, public colloquia, rehearsals, and performances of their recent works. The concerts are presented by the Conference staff of outstanding performing artists who also coach the participants of the Chamber Music Center in small chamber groups. Annually, since 1986, the members of the Chamber Music Center have commissioned a fellow composer to write a work for amateur musicians.