Singapore Chinese Orchestra Composer Workshop 2022
Under the guidance of SCO’s Music Director and Composer-in-Residence, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Composer Workshop offers a stimulating platform for aspiring young composers to gain theoretical and practical experience scoring for the Chinese orchestra.
The workshop begins with seminars on the characteristics and techniques of Chinese musical instruments, as well as composition and orchestration skills. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with the Composer-in-Residence about their drafts. Finally, eight works will be selected to be played by SCO in a reading session.
|15 July 2021:||Closing of Registration|
|August 2021:||Seminars Demonstrating Chinese Musical Instruments
Seminars on Concepts of Composition and Orchestration
|November 2021:||Consultation with Composer-in-residence|
|10 January 2022:||Closing of Submission of Scores by Participants|
|28 January 2022:||Announcing the Selected Participants|
|10 February 2022:||Closing of Submission of Orchestral and Part Scores by Selected Applicants|
|11 March 2022, 7pm-9pm:||Public Seminar|
|12 March 2022, 9am-5.30pm:||Reading Session with SCO and Discussion|
Most events will be held at the Singapore Conference Hall, home of the SCO. In compliance with Safe Management Measures, seminars and consultations may be held online.
- Aged 35 years or below.
- Singaporean or non-Singaporean residing in Singapore.
- Commitment to attend all events related to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Composer Workshop 2022 is required.
- In case of overwhelming response, applicants may be selected based on their level of musical experience.
- The instrumentation must be for a medium-sized Chinese orchestra. Other configurations, such as solo, chamber ensemble or concerto are beyond the scope of this reading session.
- Compositions must adhere to the score format, instrumentation and range provided by SCO for this workshop.
- While participants may feel free to omit a few instruments, additional instruments or musicians beyond the instrumentation list will not be supported.
- The duration of the composition must be between 3 and 5 minutes. Due to the tight schedule of the reading session, only 20 minutes reading time is allocated to each composition.
- Completed orchestral scores have to be submitted by 10 January 2022.
- The composer’s name, composition title, duration and synopsis should be shown on the first page. The instrumentation used, as well as any performance directions should be indicated too.
- The PDF orchestral score and MIDI (or audio demo) should be emailed to CW2022@sco.com.sg
- Two printed copies of the orchestral score in A3 size should be mailed to “SCO Composer Workshop 2022, Singapore Chinese Orchestra Co Ltd, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore 068810”.
- By 10 February 2022, selected participants have to submit the orchestral score and part scores in PDF and the file format of the notation program used. Finale 2014, Sibelius 7 and MuseScore files are accepted; users of other notation programs should submit a MusicXML export.
- The submitted scores will not be returned to participants.
- Interested applicants can sign up by completing the registration form and submitting their curriculum vitae of not more than 200 words.
- By 15 July 2021, the registration form and curriculum vitae must reach “SCO Composer Workshop 2022, Singapore Chinese Orchestra Co Ltd, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore 068810” by mail, or be emailed to CW2022@sco.com.sg.
- The textbook used for this workshop is The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra, which can be borrowed from libraries or purchased from the publisher’s website:
- Participants are required to read this book prior to attending the seminars demonstrating Chinese musical instruments in August 2021.
- The list of pages to be read will be sent to participants via email.
|Contact person:||Ms Lum Mun Ee / Ms Ng Wei Ting|
|Telephone:||6557 4035 / 6557 4024|
|Address:||Singapore Chinese Orchestra, 7 Shenton Way,
Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore 068810