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CULTIVATE 2020 emerging composers institute

The Future is HERE!

CULTIVATE 2020 emerging composers institute

The Future is HERE!

CULTIVATE 2020 takes place June 7-15 at Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in upstate New York and its primary public venue at the nearby Merestead estate.  A peer-review composer jury selects six composers for Copland House’s flagship, all-scholarship, creative workshop and mentoring program. Fellows are commissioned for a chamber composition (5’-7’) as the focus of an intensive week of daily individual and collective rehearsals and work sessions mentored by CULTIVATE’s Grammy-nominated Director Derek Bermel and Music from Copland House. After the new works are read, Fellows dive deeply into a weeklong immersion with Bermel and MCH preparing, considering, and revising the pieces in a safe-space combining rigor and community to encourage risk and experimentation. Enhancing the week’s experience are evening, career-centered discussions with prominent, visionary industry leaders (publishing, recording, management, promotion, law). Ample daily down-time allows for Fellows’ reflection. Two World Premiere performances of each fully-honed work conclude the week on MCH’s series at Merestead and the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, which telecasts that concert on CUNY-TV to a large regional audience, providing Fellows with considerable media exposure, and portfolio-ready audio and three-camera productions.

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Ben Frost: Cold Air Rises

February 4, 2023 | 2:00 pm

Minnesota Opera's Luminary Arts Center

Liz Larin Live ‘Sound & Light’ at Trinity House Theatre

February 4, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Trinity House Theatre, 38840 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

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February 4, 2023 | 7:30 pm

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