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How to Apply

Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, will take place from June 4-10, 2018, at the University at Buffalo. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, master classes with selected faculty composers, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of their pieces performed during the festival (please see application process for specifics). Evening performances feature faculty composers, resident ensembles, and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music.



David Felder, Artistic Director
Robert Phillips, Managing Director

Senior Composers:
John Harbison
Hilda Paredes
Louis Karchin
Roger Reynolds
David Felder
Hans Thomalla

Resident Ensembles:
Ensemble Signal
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Ensemble Mise-En
Mivos Quartet
Slee Sinfonietta
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Special Guest:
Irvine Arditti


Application Procedures

Please submit the following materials for consideration as a participant in June in Buffalo 2018.

The POSTMARK deadline for all application materials is February 15, 2018.

1. A curriculum vitae detailing your education, experience, and creative activity.

2. A letter of reference from someone acquainted with your current compositional activity.

3. A proposal requesting the performance of a recent work for either:

  • Ensemble Mise-En
    flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, trombone (or subset)
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
    flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano,
    percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass (or subset)
  • Mivos Quartet
    2 violins, viola, cello (or subset)
  • Members of Slee Sinfonietta and/or Ensemble Signal
    small chamber ensemble with up to six players
  • Members of Slee Sinfonietta or Ensemble Signal
    solo instrument

Included with the proposal should be a brief description of the work that includes duration, full instrumentation, and any technical requirements.

Proposals with electronics and limited technical requirements will be considered. An alternative proposal to the original is also welcomed. Most of the proposals that are accepted are 5’-15’ duration. Proposals for works in progress will be considered. A portion of the score plus the description listed above must be included with application materials for in-progress works.

4. One or two scores that demonstrate your recent work and accompanying recordings, if available.

5. A $25 non-refundable processing fee. Checks or money orders should be made payable to June in Buffalo. Foreign applicants must pay by international money order in US currency. Do not send cash.

6. An email address at which you can be easily contacted.

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.

Materials should be mailed to the following address:
June in Buffalo
220 Baird Hall
Department of Music
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tuition and Housing Costs
Participant Tuition: $750
Auditor Tuition: $375
On-campus Housing (optional): $350
On-campus Housing includes one single occupancy room for 7 nights. Food is not included.
Regrettably, scholarship assistance is unavailable.

For general information, contact Robert Phillips
phone: (716) 645-0624
fax: (716) 645-3824