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 2016 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Alberto Ginastera with themea typical of his musical language. In 2017 the themes were taken out of Darius Milhaud's music in celebration of his 125th anniversiry. Find the themes here
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Prize money 2016
|Ofer Ben-Amots, ISAM director and co-funder|
|Jan Jirasek, composer|
JOSEPH DORFMAN MEMORIAL COMPETITION'S FIRST PRIZE WINNERS