Full composition program

As a participant in the Full Composition Program, you will:

  • have YOUR music played by our professional musicians in the festival’s evening concerts held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia. All concerts are professionally recorded and filmed: the recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival. For the 2017 edition you can submit music for:
    • string quartet with or without electronics;
    • flute (piccolo, soprano, alto or bass) and guitar (classical, electric or mandolin) duo with or without electronics;
    • clarinet (Bb, A clarinet or basset horn) and piano, solo or duo, with or without electronics (max duration: 6 minutes);
  • be mentored during the rehearsal of YOUR music. You may also be contacted by our professional players before the festival via email or Skype for a first reading of the score together;
  • attend a lecture and a masterclass with our Guest of Honor Prof. Fabio Vacchi;
  • attend a masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
  • present YOUR music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten. Prof. David Ludwig, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will receive a public composition lesson from one of them and you will receive feedbacks by all the other participant composers;
  • have private composition lessons with Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten, Prof. David Ludwig, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko. You will have a private lesson with each of them, excluding the one who will give you a public lesson during your Composition Colloquium;
  • attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten, Prof. David Ludwig, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, Prof. Giovanni Albini, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
  • attend workshops by Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten ("Building Collaborative Theatre Works"), Prof. David Ludwig ("Next Stop Bergamo: Now Arriving at Pierrot Lunaire"), Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko ("Theory for Composers");
  • attend seminars and daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino ("Italian for Composers and Musicians"), and Prof. Marina Giovannini ("German for Composers and Musicians");
  • sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
  • be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Prof. Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2017, and your biographical information will appear in our database;

You will also have access to:

  • a welcome buffet;
  • an outstanding workshop on Italian cooking;
  • a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
  • two dinner parties;
  • all the festival's concerts.

The tuition for the Full Composition Program is 1,799 euros.

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room on the university campus from August, 7 (check-in) to August, 19 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria.

A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant.

Our English speaking staff is available 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.


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Light composition program

As a participant in the Light Composition Program, you will:

  • attend a lecture and a masterclass with our Guest of Honor Prof. Fabio Vacchi;
  • attend a masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
  • audit the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten, Prof. David Ludwig, and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten, Prof. David Ludwig, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, Prof. Giovanni Albini, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
  • attend workshops by Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten ("Building Collaborative Theatre Works"), Prof. David Ludwig ("Next Stop Bergamo: Now Arriving at Pierrot Lunaire"), and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko ("Theory for Composers");
  • attend seminars and daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino ("Italian for Composers and Musicians"), and Prof. Marina Giovannini ("German for Composers and Musicians");
  • sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
  • be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaboration and performances. An interview with you led by our musicologist in residence, Prof. Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2017, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:

  • a welcome buffet;
  • an outstanding workshop on Italian cooking;
  • a guided tour of the city of Pavia
  • two dinner parties;
  • all the festival's concerts.

The tuition for the Light Composition Program is 1,299 euros.

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room on the university campus from August, 7 (check-in) to August, 19 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria.

A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant.

Our English speaking staff is available 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.


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Contemporary performance program

As a participant in the Contemporary performance program, you will:

  • play at least one piece in a contemporary chamber music concert; performers coming alone will be assigned to chamber groups while complete ensembles will play their repertoire and/or join larger chamber groups;
  • be mentored during the rehearsals by our conductor in residence Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti and play in his contemporary chamber music lessons;
  • play in the contemporary music improvisation lab led by Prof. Umberto Petrin;
  • play in the live electronics lab led by Prof. Alberto Barberis, "live electronics: new instrumental techniques";
  • audit a lecture and a composition masterclass with our Guest of Honor Prof. Fabio Vacchi;
  • audit a composition masterclass with Prof. Christopher Theofanidis;
  • attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our faculty Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten, Prof. David Ludwig, Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko, Prof. Giovanni Albini, and by our musicologist in residence Prof. Giovanni Cestino;
  • attend workshops by Prof. Amy Beth Kirsten ("Building Collaborative Theatre Works"), Prof. David Ludwig ("Next Stop Bergamo: Now Arriving at Pierrot Lunaire"), and Prof. Dmitri Tymoczko ("Theory for Composers");
  • attend seminars and daily lessons by Prof. Giovanni Cestino ("Italian for Composers and Musicians"), and Prof. Marina Giovannini ("German for Composers and Musicians");
  • sing in the highSCORE choir conducted by Prof. Riccardo Lorenzetti;
  • be a member of the highSCORE New Music Center, and join one of the largest international networks of contemporary music, accessing new opportunities, collaboration and performances, and be part of a community of composers and performers exploring a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music.

You will also have access to:

  • a welcome buffet;
  • an outstanding workshop on Italian cooking;
  • a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
  • two dinner parties;
  • all the festival's concerts.

The tuitions for the Full Contemporary Performance Program are 1,499* Euros (single perfomer) and 1,299* Euros (each member of a complete coming ensemble).

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room on the university campus from August, 7 (check-in) to August, 19 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, covered and open air pools, and a cafeteria.

A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant.

Our English speaking staff is available 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.


* ITALIAN STUDENTS ONLY - Per gli studenti dei conservatori italiani è prevista una tariffazione agevolata, riservata al Contemporary Performance Program, di 749 Euro per chi si iscrive senza formazione e di 699 Euro per ogni membro di una formazione completa. All'atto di iscrizione occorre integrare la documentazione inviata con il certificato di iscrizione in conservatorio per l'A.A. 2016/2017.


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