Programs

Full composition program

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

  • have your music performed by our guest 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 2019 edition you can submit music for: 1) string quartet (Quartetto Indaco), 2) 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), or 3) solo viola (Katsiaryna Shapachka);
  • enter our celebrative call for score open to all the highSCORE Festival former and current participants. You can submit music for violin, cello and accordion: solo, duo or trio, in any combination of the instruments (Ensemble +47). The selected scores will be played in a special festival’s evening concert and will be professionally recorded and filmed. The recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival.
  • be mentored during the rehearsal of your music. You might also be contacted by our performers before the festival via email or Skype for a first reading of the score together;
  • attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière;
  • present your music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, and 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 individual composition lessons with Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, and 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 international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Tze Yeung Ho, Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, Kristel Pappel, Christopher Theofanidis, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend intensive short workshops by Valerio Febbroni, Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend a seminar led by Alberto Barberis, “An introduction to web audio API”, and learn how to develop your own artistic web audio app;
  • attend daily lessons by Giovanni Cestino and learn Italian for composers and musicians;
  • 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, Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2019, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:

  • a welcome buffet;
  • a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
  • all the festival’s concerts.

The tuition for the Full Composition Program is 1,899 EurosAPPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room in the university campus from August, 5 (check-in) to August, 17 (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 will be available and assisting 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.

 


Light composition program

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

  • enter our celebrative call for score open to all the highSCORE Festival former and current participants. You can submit music for violin, cello and accordion: solo, duo or trio, in any combination (Ensemble +47). The selected scores will be played in a special festival’s evening concert and will be professionally recorded and filmed. The recordings will be shared with all the composers on the last day of the festival.
  • attend two lectures and two public masterclasses with our guests of honor Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière;
  • attend the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko.
  • attend daily lectures on composition, contemporary techniques, idiomatic writing, and advanced music theory by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Tze Yeung Ho, Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, Kristel Pappel, Christopher Theofanidis, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend intensive short workshops by Valerio Febbroni, Amy Beth Kristen, David Ludwig, and Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend a seminar led by Alberto Barberis, “An introduction to web audio API”, and learn how to develop your own artistic web audio app;
  • attend daily lessons by Giovanni Cestino and learn Italian for composers and musicians;
  • 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, Giovanni Cestino will be published in the highSCORE Proceedings 2019, and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:

  • a welcome buffet;
  • a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
  • all the festival’s concerts.

The tuition for the Light Composition Program is 1,299 EurosAPPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room in the university campus from August, 5 (check-in) to August, 17 (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 will be available and assisting 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.