Programs

highSCORE Festival 2021 will be held online via Zoom between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone, UTC-5) / 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Pacific Time Zone, UTC-8).

Full Composition Online Program

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

  • have your music performed by our guest musicians.  For the 2021 edition you can submit:
    • 1) music for cello quartet (Quartetto Zuena) to be featured in a video published on YouTube. The files of the A/V professional recordings will be also shared with all the composers and can be used by them as they wish;
    • 2) music for flute (piccolo, soprano or bass) and guitar (classical or electric) duo with or without electronics and/or amplification (unassisted fold) to be recorded in an album to be published by Da Vinci Classics and to be released in early 2022;
    • 3) music for percussion solo (Simone Beneventi) to be featured in a video published on YouTube. The files of the A/V professional recordings will be also shared with all the composers and can be used by them as they wish;
    • 4) music for ukulele solo (Giovanni Albini) to be recorded in an album to be published by Da Vinci Classics and to be released in early 2022.
  • be mentored during the composition and rehearsal of your music. You will be contacted by our performers before the festival to work together at the score;
  • attend a lecture and a public masterclass with our guest of honor Steven Mackey;
  • present your music at the Composition Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Amy Beth Kirsten, David Serkin Ludwig, Helena Tulve 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;
  • attend daily lectures by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Amy Beth Kristen, David Serkin Ludwig, Mani Mazinani, Christopher Theofanidis and Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend intensive short workshops by Amy Beth Kirsten (“Theatre Etudes: Methods and Practice”), Helena Tulve (“Inner and Outer Listening”), David Serkin Ludwig (“Writing for Instruments Not in Your Orchestration Book: A Methodology”), Dmitri Tymoczko (“Theory for Composers”) and Giovanni Cestino (“I Did It With My Little Ukelele. Four Strings for Many Musical Identities”);
  • 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 a seminar led by Giovanni Cestino, “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research”, and explore some of the critical tools that musicology can offer to composers in the practice of artistic research;
  • attend a workshop led by Valerio Febbroni, “It sounds like a recorder!”, and learn how to compose for recorder.
  • 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 and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:

  • a cooking lesson – you won’t be coming to Italy, but you’ll get a taste of it;
  • informal chatrooms where you will be able to get to know your peers and all the festival people.

The tuition for the Full Composition Program is 949 EurosAPPLY NOW!

During the festival our staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day via Skype and Whatsapp.


Light Composition Online Program

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

  • attend a lecture and a public masterclass with our guest of honor Steven Mackey;
  • attend the Composition Colloquiums, daily masterclasses led by Amy Beth Kirsten, David Serkin Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko where full composition program participants will present their music and receive a public composition lesson;
  • attend daily lectures by our international faculty members Giovanni Albini, Giovanni Cestino, Amy Beth Kristen, David Serkin Ludwig, Mani Mazinani, Christopher Theofanidis and Dmitri Tymoczko;
  • attend intensive short workshops by Amy Beth Kirsten (“Theatre Etudes: Methods and Practice”), Helena Tulve (“Inner and Outer Listening”), David Serkin Ludwig (“Writing for Instruments Not in Your Orchestration Book: A Methodology”), Dmitri Tymoczko (“Theory for Composers”) and Giovanni Cestino (“I Did It With My Little Ukelele. Four Strings for Many Musical Identities”);
  • 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 a seminar led by Giovanni Cestino, “Musicological Tools for Artistic Research”, and explore some of the critical tools that musicology can offer to composers in the practice of artistic research;
  • attend a workshop led by Valerio Febbroni, “It sounds like a recorder!”, and learn how to compose for recorder.
  • 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 and your biographical information will appear in our database.

You will also have access to:

  • a cooking lesson – you won’t be coming to Italy, but you’ll get a taste of it;
  • informal chatrooms where you will be able to get to know your peers and all the festival people.

The tuition for the Light Composition Program is 399 EurosAPPLY NOW!

During the festival our staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day via Skype and Whatsapp.