Announcing the Jan/Feb 2011 Newsletter

The first issue of the 2011 Newsletter is here! The current issue contains a review of the EMPAC Fall 2010 concerts, Member News, and announcements from SEAMUS.  You can download your copy from here:



03 2011

JOB: Professor of Music, University College Cork, Ireland

University College Cork (UCC) seeks an outstanding appointee for the full-time permanent position of Professor of Music to lead research in music, contribute to UCC Music’s national and international profile, and play a critical role in attracting external research funding.  The appointee will assume a leadership role in the further development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the discipline.

The staff complement of Music comprises scholars, composers, improvisers, and performers, presenting a symbiosis of music scholarship, composition, and performance to an extent unique in IrelandThe Department embraces multiple disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology of music, critical studies, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, performance studies, composition and music technology.

A model music department of the 21st century, the Department has an ethos that is centred on the understanding that all kinds of music are equally worthy of study and performance. As such, the Department delivers a diverse research-led curriculum. Music’s research achievements show excellence at national and international levels, particularly in the areas of composition, ethnomusicology including Irish traditional music, historical and critical musicology. The appointee will be expected to play a pivotal academic leadership role in further developing the strengths of the department and to be an effective contributor to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, doctoral supervision and administrative elements of the School.  The appointee will be expected to act as Head of Department/School.

The appointee will have a doctorate in Music or a cognate subject or equivalent evidence of a scholarly reputation of international standing in Music.  A significant track-record of sustained internationally published research (or equivalent in composition) is required along with a proven record of seeking and obtaining substantial funding for research.  S/he will have the requisite communication, management, administrative and leadership skills to manage an active and developing department.

For informal discussion, contact Dr. Melanie Marshall, School of Music and Theatre at   +353 21 4904629 or   Ml.Marshall (at)

For further information and application details, please see

Department website:

Closing date: 8 April 2011


02 2011

Call for Piano and Electronics Scores

Kansas City based pianist Kari Johnson has opened a Call for Scores for possible performance and inclusion in a research paper. In an attempt to make electroacoustic performance more popular among pianists, Ms. Johnson is researching works for piano and live electronics, with a focus on works that use Max5 or Max/MSP. Works may be selected for performance in the 2011-2012 concert season and/or inclusion in a research paper and presentation.

  • Deadline: Preferential treatment will be given to works received by March 21, 2011
  • Deadline type: receipt
  • Entry fee: none
  • Open to: no restrictions

· Composers may submit any number of scores
· Submissions must be for piano and live electronics
· Works must use Max5 or Max/MSP
· Chamber works with piano will not be considered.
· Works including video will be considered

Process for submission:
· All submissions should be electronic and sent to
· Submissions should include:
o A PDF file of the score as an attachment to:
o A Zip file of the Max Patch. You may upload the file to a website for download (including yousendit, mega-upload, or any other server).
o An mp3 or link to a recording or MIDI realization is encouraged.
o contact information
o brief bio
o program notes

Attendance: Attendance at events is not required.

Notification: You will only by contacted if more information about your work is required or if your work is chosen for programming or reference in the paper. You will not be notified if your work is not selected for performance.

Questions: Please email questions to karijohnsonpiano (at)


02 2011

Creative Musicians Retreat 2011

The Walden School is pleased to announce its Creative Musicians Retreat, to be held June 11-19, 2011 at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts (USA). Designed for composers, improvisers and performers (18+), the workshop will allow participants to engage in creative music-making through musicianship, composition, improvisation, computer music, choral singing and more. All participants will have the opportunity to write for our Ensemble-in-Residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). This year, electro-acoustic composer and former SEAMUS President, Russel Pinkston will be composer in residence.

For more information and to download an application, please visit the program website or contact us at or call The Walden School at (415) 648-4710.


02 2011

Hartwick College Summer Music Festival Composers Workshop, July 17-30, 2011

Complete info is at:

The Composers Workshop is intended for undergraduate and high school composers, and will include lessons/rehearsals/performance of works and a recording by Festival faculty and/or student ensembles.

College students may apply to be teaching assistants in music theory, electronic music and technology and they may also apply to be counselors at the Festival. Need-based scholarships are available, and there is an additional “early bird” discount for students registering before December 15.


12 2010

Graduate Studies in Music Composition at the University of North Texas

Deadline: December 6!

• A limited number of full tuition fellowships are available
• Graduate composition degrees include optional specializations in computer music media and interdisciplinary studies
• Teaching assistantships in composition, instrumentation, and electroacoustic music
• Research opportunities in the Center for Experimental Music & Intermedia (CEMI) and the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA),

The University of North Texas College of Music is accepting applications for graduate degree programs and graduate fellowships/assistantships in composition and computer music. Teaching opportunities include composition lessons, courses in composition and computer music, and technical assistantships in the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia. Scholarships and fellowships are also available, including the competitive Toulouse Graduate School Master’s and Doctoral Fellowships, which provide a monthly stipend as well as covering tuition and fees (see for details).

The Division of Composition Studies offers MA and PhD degrees with a concentration in composition, including a specialization in interdisciplinary studies at the master’s level and a specialization in computer music media at the master’s and doctoral level. UNT’s composition program is one of the largest and most diverse in the nation, with approximately 70 students. Current composition faculty members include David Bithell, Joseph Klein, Andrew May, Cindy McTee, Elizabeth McNutt, Jon Christopher Nelson, David Stout, Joelle Wallach, and James Worlton. For more information, visit


11 2010

CALL for WORKS SoundImageSound 8

February 3/4, 2011

Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Submission Deadline (postmark) – Friday, December 3, 2010

In its 8th year SoundImageSound features the creative work of artists who bridge sound and visual image in an experience of intermedia. This year’s festival will present concerts of both fixed media works – computer sound and projected video; and performance pieces – live acoustic instruments and/or computer with visual media.

Guest artists include:

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, composer/performer (Stanford/CCRMA Intermedia Performance Lab)

Celia Eid, animation artist (France)

Amilcar Zani, pianist (Brazil)

Neil Rolnick, composer (RPI – New York)

Kathleen Supové, pianist (New York)

Works may be submitted in one of two categories -

1. Fixed Media: Video with multi-channel audio.

2. Live Performance: Video with live acoustic instruments and/or computer music. Instruments available for performance consideration include violin, clarinet, and bassoon. Composers wishing to submit pieces for other instruments or live laptop performance must supply their own performers.

For complete submission information go to:


10 2010

Call for Phono Photo 8

Photo phono is an artistic collective project based on two components : a photograph and a sound sequence. Phono-photographies thus propose multiple modes of comparison of sounds and still image.. The interactivity is here minimal, aiming simply to the realization of this statement : “clicking on the photography makes ear the phonography”

More information.


10 2010

The Electric Monster Laptop Ensemble Commission Award

The Electric Monster Laptop Ensemble at Montana State University is pleased to announce the Electric Monster Laptop Ensemble Commission Award. Laptop ensembles have a very short history, with little to no pre-existing literature published. This lack of available literature poses a unique challenge to the vitality of the medium. The goal of this commission award is to recognize talents and to encourage new works for laptop ensembles.

Receipt Deadline: December 1st, 2010

More Information


09 2010

Other Minds Composer Fellowship 2011

The Other Minds Composer Fellowship presents composers with the opportunity for a unique residency in conjunction with the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music, dubbed by the LA Times “the premier new music festival west of the Rockies.”

Works by OM Fellows will be performed by the resident Other Minds Ensemble, in a concert in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. In addition, Fellows will participate in a series of residency events from Sunday, February 27 through Saturday, March 5, 2011, including lecture-presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and seminars.

For more information, visit the Other Minds website.


09 2010