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How to Apply

Application Procedure

Please fill out the text entry boxes below which include your first and last name, email address, institutional affiliation, and recommender. Then, upload a URL link to download a zip file or files containing:

  1. A curriculum vitae detailing your education, experience, and creative activity.
  1. A proposal requesting the performance of a recent work.

The proposal can be for:

Slee Sinfonietta solo, duo, or trio: A piece for 1-3 musicians to be performed by a member or members of the Slee Sinfonietta, instrumentation listed directly below.

Slee Sinfonietta: A piece for ensemble with a maximum of ten players, instrumental choices include fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, trp, trb, 2 perc, pf, guitar, harp, 2 vn, vla, vc, cb, baritone voice, and soprano.

Nicholas Isherwood: A piece for Bass/Baritone voice and one or two of the instruments listed above. Solo pieces are especially welcome.

Ensemble Signal: A piece for fl, cl, pf, perc, vn, vla, and vc.

Arditti Quartet: A piece for string quartet.

Ensemble Son: A piece for guitar, bassoon, and cello, or subset (featuring Magnus Andersson on guitar, bassoonist and cellist to be announced). As this is a unique combination of instrumental forces, a short excerpt or draft of the piece is welcome to be submitted with the application.

  1. A score of the recent work proposed in your proposal, and one or two scores that demonstrate your other recent compositions. Pieces with simple electronics will be considered if the composer can provide their own laptop and materials.

Please mail us:

  1. A letter of reference from someone acquainted with your current compositional activity. This letter can be mailed directly by the recommender to the address below. This letter can also be emailed by the recommender to Robert Phillips at
  1. A $25 non-refundable processing fee. Checks or money orders should be made payable to UB Foundation. Foreign applicants must pay by international money order in US currency. Do not send cash. Unfortunately we are unable to accept electronic payments.

Please mail the recommendation letter and processing fee to:

University at Buffalo
June in Buffalo
220 Baird Hall
Buffalo, NY

The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

The participation fee for the festival is $800.00. On-campus housing can be provided for the duration of the festival for a fee of $375.00.

To apply as an auditor please send a curriculum vitae and the processing fee. Auditors attend all June in Buffalo events, but will not have a piece performed. The fee for an auditor is $400.00.


Application Form