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.
We are pleased to present this year's ensemble in residence NotaBene chamber ensemble of Kiev (Maksym Grinchenko, violin, Artem Poludenniy, cello, Roman Lopatynskiy, piano, Yuri Nemirovskiy, clarinet)
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 composer of whom we celebrate a significant anniversary.
Prize money 2021
|Ofer Ben-Amots, ISAM director and co-funder|
|Jan Jirasek, composer|
JOSEPH DORFMAN MEMORIAL COMPETITION'S FIRST PRIZE WINNERS
|2017||Leyou "Snooz" Wang|