ISAM
 

Masterclasses COMPOSITION


MUSIC COMPOSITION
masterclasses will be taught interchangeably by Prof. Ofer Ben-Amots (Colorado College, USA) and Prof. Jan Jirasek (Prague, Czech Republic)

Students can bring with them any current project they would like to develop or complete. Additionaly, all students will have an opportunity to participate in the chamber composition contest and will be able to work with professional performers during the second week. Participating compositions will be performed in an open concert during the competition on the second Thursday. The composer's matinee with all compositions will be recorded.

 

 

 THE JOSEPH DORFMAN MEMORIAL COMPOSER'S COMPETITION

All ISAM participating composers are invited to partake in an international competition annually. This competition is intended to increase the excitement, energy, and creativity among our hand-picked young and talented composers, while at the same time generate a harvest of new, beautiful, and highly artistic works. The competition carries the name and blessed memory of ISAM co-founder, composer, pianist, musicologist, teacher, and visionary leader, professor Joseph Dorfman (1940-2006.). Winning compositions will be repeated at the Gala Concert and prize giving ceremony. EVery year the composers are give a theme or motives by another another composer of whom we celebrate a significant anniversiry. In 2017 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Darius Milhaud with themea typical of his musical language. In 2018 the themes will be taken out of  Claude Debussy's music in commemoration of the 100th anniversiry of his untimely death in 1918. Find the themes here

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 Prize money 2018

  • 1st winner: 1000.- €
  • 2nd winner: 500.- €
  • 3rd winner: 250.- €

 

FACULTY

 

Ofer Ben Amots  
Ofer Ben-Amots, ISAM director and co-funder                                                               
   
Jan Jirasek  
Jan Jirasek, composer    

 

 

JOSEPH DORFMAN MEMORIAL COMPETITION'S FIRST PRIZE WINNERS

2010 Nick Ehlers
2011 James Canepa
2012 John Zirkle
2013 Michael Essl
2014 Andrey Stolyarov
2015 Cecilia Damström
2016 Augustin Bernard
2017 Leyou "Snooz" Wang 

  

APPLICATION

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