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Living Composers Fiesta postponed until fall 2021

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$18

ChairDr. Neil Galanter

Event Date: fall of 2021
Location: tba

Deadline to complete online application below:
Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees: 

The Living Composers Fiesta is not a competition. Each student participant is presented with a festival certificate of achievement.

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  1. EXCITING, NEW PERFORMANCE OUTLINE COMING SOON.

     

    Living Composers Fiesta is A Music/Performance Festival of everything that is current and exciting today: Compositions of living composers may include any or all of the following: multimedia, improvisation, experimentation, jazz, film music, recent compositions, concert music/art music. The music can be inspired by the classical tradition, pop, jazz, rock or any fusions thereof. Any and all instrumental and vocal combinations are encouraged. Students are encouraged to perform their own compo- sitions or pieces by their friends. Have an open mind—the sky is the limit, and it is time to play with sound and possibilities!

  2. REPERTOIRE POSSIBILITIES
    The music can be inspired from the classical tradition, pop, jazz, rock, or any fusions thereof. Any and all instrumental and vocal combinations are encouraged. Please NO compositions from composers of teaching material etc. (like method books or pseudo-classical type pieces from method books etc.) Otherwise, as long as the composer or group is living today, it should fit the concept of this festival.
    Students can also perform their own pieces, pieces by their friends or pieces by present day musicians or musical groups. Have an open mind – the sky is the limit and it is time to play with sound and possibilities!
    If your student composes his own pieces of music, and there is a written score, it (or a portion thereof) should be made available for the audience on the performance date.
    Perhaps your student has an idea of combining his instrument or instruments with a multi-media presentation or various forms of multi-track recording.
    Your student might also wish to do a ‘cover’ of another groups’ music. A transcription of a well-known work of a traditional classical composer is permitted ONLY if it forms the basis or inspiration for an original work. It should NOT be a simple transcribing of the work into pop-form.
    The fusion of different art forms is also a nice idea: Dance + music, theatre, + music, poetry + music, or rap as a musical form, hip-hop etc. Really anything is possible as long as it can be performed at the space at Roth Hall, Crossroads School. N.B. Any questions about acceptable performances or compositions can be directed to Neil Galanter: ngalanter@gmail.com or at 213-804-1009
  3. PLAYING TIME AND ELIGIBILITY
    • Each teacher is allowed a maximum of 12 minutes of total playing time for all students.
    • Students can be any level or instrument.
  4. REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
    • Compositions of living composers which can include any or all of the following: multimedia, improvisation, experimentation, jazz, film music, recent compositions, concert music/art music. The music can be inspired by the classical tradition, pop, jazz, rock or any fusions thereof. Any and all instrumental and vocal combinations are encouraged. Students are encouraged to perform their own compo- sitions or pieces by their friends
  5. MEMORIZATION & PERFORMANCE
    • When possible, pieces should be be memorized.
  6. ETIQUETTE
    • All performers must stay for the entirety of the festival program.
    • Traditional recital dress code must be followed for a respectful, professional look. Teachers, please remind students of our dress code.
  7. APPLICATION & FEES
    • Please fill out the form below – making sure that you fill out info for each student and/or ensemble. Deadline is April 17, 2021
    • Accurate timings must be provided, and please no repeats!
    • Entry fee per student: $18
    • Teachers: Entry fees must be paid with a single check for the teacher’s TOTAL entry fees for all students payable to: MTAC-WLA.
    • Mail Entry fees check to
      Neil Galanter
    • Please note festival in portion of check.
    • Deadline: Online form must be filled out by April 17 2021

Master Studio Application for This Event

Entry fees must be paid with a single check drawn on the teacher’s bank account (for the teacher’s TOTAL entry fees for all students) payable to MTAC.-WLA.

    Calculate Your Total Due:
    TOTAL # of Students ____ x $18 per student fee = $_____ (total of your check).

    Payee: All checks must be payable to MTAC-WLA.

    ATTENTION TEACHERS: STOP AND READ THIS BEFORE SUBMITTING THIS FORM!

    A “Media Release Form” must be signed by a parent (or guardian) of ANY participating student(s) and submitted to the Festival Chair 7 days prior to the event date.
    Link to the Online Form is located at the foot of all pages of this website -or at this link
    (Online forms automatically email to the Festival Chair)

    Details

    Date:
    May 2
    Time:
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cost:
    $18

    Organizer

    Dr. Neil Galanter
    Email:
    ngalanter@gmail.com

    Venue

    TBA
    Santa Monica, United States + Google Map
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