Instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to apply to the SICPP Ensemble Program. A limited number of performers will be selected to prepare and perform contemporary chamber music under the direction of SICPP artistic director Stephen Drury and the SICPP faculty; selected ensembles will prepare works by Composer-in-Residence Vinko Globokar and be coached in masterclass by the composer. Selected ensembles will also perform works by composers enrolled in the SICPP New Works Program which will be performed for Professor Globokar in the New Works Program masterclass on June 24th, and on the final marathon concert on June 25th. PDFs of music will be mailed out in May; groups formed from the pool of applicants may include members of the Callithumpian Consort who will serve as embedded coaches for their ensembles. See a list of chamber repertoire performed on past SICPP Iditarods.



Composers are invited to submit scores for both mixed ensembles (of no more than 6 players) and piano, vocal, or instrumental solo, to be performed during the June 2016 course. Scores can be of a range of difficulties. Composers accepted to the program will participate in daily colloquia, led by Composition faculty Nicholas Vines, where composers will present their works and discuss their process with fellow composers. Composers will have their submitted works prepared in close collaboration with SICPP Instrumental Fellows and/or members of the Callithumpian Consort. The works will be performed for Composer-in-Residence Vinko Globokar in masterclass, and will also be performed and recorded on the final marathon concert (the SICPP Iditarod) on Saturday, June 25th.



Selected performers enrolled in SICPP’s Ensemble program will also have the opportunity to perform as soloists. Upon acceptance to the program we request SICPP fellows submit solo repertoire for consideration for two categories of performance:

– Masterclasses with the SICPP faculty and guest artists

– Performances of solo works in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall on afternoon concerts each weekday (NB Percussion equipment is unfortunately too complicated to transport to the Gardner and so percussionists give their solo performances at NEC on Tuesdays, the day the Gardner Museum is closed).



This workshop, led by NEC’s Electronic Music Studio Director John Mallia and SICPP’s long-time percussion faculty Scott Deal, is focused on the use of electronics in live performance, whether purely on laptop or in collaboration with live instrumentalists; proposals for sound and multimedia installations are also welcome. SICPP Electronic Workshop fellows have included composers, sound artists, and performers working with live electronic processing, laptop and/or analog electronics in performance, multichannel sound diffusion, sound installations, networked performance, and related areas. Performers and composers interested in, but with little or no experience with, electronics are also welcome to apply. The group will participate in daily sessions of student presentations/demonstrations and faculty critique, workshops on specialized topics in the electronic arts, rehearsals with a multichannel diffusion system and/or other specialized performance setups. Collaboration with SICPP instrumental fellows will be encouraged. Resultant work will be presented as part of the SICPP Electronic Workshop concert on June 24th.



SICPP artistic director Stephen Drury presents six evening concerts of music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Concerts will feature the music of Vinko Globokar, with performances by Drury and the Callithumpian Consort, our esteemed guest artist Marilyn Nonken, and members of the SICPP faculty including Scott Deal, Gabriela Diaz, Stuart Gerber, Louis Goldstein, Rane Moore, and Yukiko Takagi. All concerts are FREE including SICPP’s crowning event, the infamous Iditarod (the marathon concert given by SICPP fellows featuring works by Globokar, composers enrolled in the New Works Program, and many more. See past Iditarod program lists here.



We are honored to have Vinko Globokar joining us as the 2016 SICPP Composer-in-Residence; his music will be presented as part of the evening concert series. Globokar will coach participants on his own works and meet with and discuss works submitted by participating composers, both in masterclass and in individual meetings. Read more about Globokar’s impressive history in music here.