The Mizzou New Music Initiative is looking for Missouri high school students interested in music composition to attend the 2018 Missouri Summer Composition Institute, which will be held from Sunday, June 24 through Saturday, June 30 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.
Known informally as “COMP Camp,” after MNMI’s annual Creating Original Music Project contest for student composers, the Institute is open to students entering grades 9-12 and entering college freshman.
The week-long program offers young composers from across the state the opportunity to receive composition lessons from MU faculty, learn from and interact with other creative minds, and compose a new work to be premiered at the end of the week by the camp’s resident ensemble.
The program also is an outstanding value, as the fee is just $100 and includes all instruction and activities, plus six nights in a double room in one of Mizzou’s newest, air-conditioned residence halls and meals.
A total of up to 16 student composers – eight advanced and eight intermediate – will be selected to participate. All current and former Creating Original Music Project contest winners of high school age receive a full scholarship to the Missouri Summer Composition Institute, and additional scholarships are available based on financial need.
The application deadline is Monday, April 23. Applicants must complete the online application form and submit a score and a recording of a representative composition, plus a list of completed works.
Materials can be emailed to MNMI managing director Jacob Gotlib at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent by postal mail to: COMP Camp c/o Jacob Gotlib, 138 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri School of Music, Columbia, MO 65211.
For more information, visit https://music.missouri.edu/CMP/camps, or contact Jacob Gotlib via email at email@example.com or by phone at 573-884-9478.