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highSCORE Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the growing concerns in relation to the quick spreading of the Covid-19. Applications are open for the 2021 edition.

Complete the application form and submit the required materials by the following deadlines. Submissions are due before 11:59pm EST of each deadline:

  • March 22, 2021 – Application deadline;
  • March 31, 2021 – Notification of acceptance;
  • April 16, 2021 – Payment in full of tuition/accommodation;
  • June 11, 2021 – Work final submission: score and parts.

Full composition program (Euros 1,999)  Apply now!

Fill in the application form and send the following to artdir@highscorefestival.com before April 6:

  • a resume (CV);
  • a complete score representing your style (optional: a live recording);
  • list in order of preference the following instrumentations. Upon acceptance, we will select one of them, for which you will compose a new work to be performed during the festival.
    • cello quartet (Quartetto Zuena). Live electronics, fixed or live A/V media are not allowed;
    • flute (piccolo, soprano, or bass) and guitar (classical or electric) duo with or without electronics, fixed or live A/V media, and/or amplification (unassisted fold);
    • percussion solo (Simone Beneventi). Live electronics, fixed or live A/V media are not allowed;
    • electroacoustic fixed media stereo work with or without video (acousmatic, music concréte, soundscape, electronic music, etc.).

The festival will provide amplification, beamer and mixer only. In case of acceptance, please bring everything else that is required to perform your music (e.g. laptop with software and sound card, microphones, cables).

If you wish to send attachments larger than 5MB, please consider file-sharing services (WeTransfer, GoogleDrive, …). SoundCloud, YouTube, and Vimeo links are accepted as well. Please do not send MIDI mockups.


Light composition program (Euros 1,399)  Apply now!

Fill in the application form and send the following to artdir@highscorefestival.com before April 6:

  • a resume (CV);
  • a complete score representing your style (optional: a live recording).

If you wish to send attachments larger than 10MB please consider file-sharing services (WeTransfer, GoogleDrive, …). SoundCloud, YouTube, and Vimeo links are accepted as well. Please do not send MIDI mockups.


Spouse/Visitor (Euros 899)  Apply now!

If you would like to accompany a composer fill in the application form before April 6 stating who you would like to come with. If the applicant is accepted, your application as a spouse/visitor will also be accepted. Only one spouse/visitor can come with a participant. The fee includes full accommodation in a shared room on the university campus from August, 9 (check-in) to August, 21 (check-out) and full access as an auditor to all festival activities.


For any further information please contact us:

Prof. Giovanni Albini, Artistic Director: artdir@highscorefestival.com
Paolo Fosso, Executive Producer: production@highscorefestival.com

highSCORE reserves the right to modify festival conditions, events and locales as necessary.