EMERGE: 3-Day New Music Reading Virtual Workshop + Virtual Concert

The award-winning Julius Quartet presents EMERGE – a three-day new music laboratory and concert webinar that will host daily reading sessions, masterclasses (such as writing for the string quartet), extended string techniques, and Q&A’s with industry-leading musicians.

Composers of any age, gender, and nationality are invited to submit a new or previously composed work not to exceed 10 minutes in length. The work may be a movement or excerpt of a larger work and it may have previously been performed. EMERGE will accept up to 10 composers and provide detailed insight of their works through detailed workshopping and performing.

At the end of the three-day workshop, The Julius Quartet will host a virtual concert of all selected works. Furthermore, each day of the workshop and concert will be professionally recorded. Each session and performance will be separated by composer and sent to each participant for their own personal use (i.e. Website exposure, SoundCloud, similar-free platforms). Commercial sale of the work performed at the workshop by The Julius Quartet is excluded.


The following stipulations are required of all submissions to be considered for the EMERGE Workshop:

1. One score and parts composed for duet, trio, or string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) submitted digitally in PDF format
2. The work must not exceed 10 minutes in length
3. Audio recording of the work is preferred, but not required (MIDI is acceptable)
4. A CV or resume (PDF format only)
5. Short Biography not to exceed 250 words (PDF Format only)
6. Works that have been previously published, performed or commercially recorded are welcome
7. At this time, we are not able to support works with electronics for the upcoming season.
8. The selection committee will select 10 participants from the applications submitted no later than January 15, 2021


During the 3-day workshop composers will receive:

– Workshop will be hosted through the virtual platform (Zoom.us)
– Group workshops, incorporating 20-minute reading session and critique for each composer per day for 3 days
– Access to masterclasses from the quartet
– Access to The Julius Quartet’s digital Chamber Concert
– Recordings of all three workshop days and the EMERGE New Music Concert. The digital workshop and concert will be professionally recorded and sent to each participant
– Possible future performances of the composer’s work at Julius Quartet’s next in-person concert

Application Fee: 10.00
Workshop Tuition Fee: $575.00

The deadline is May 1, 2021, by 11:59pm CT. Selected composers will be notified by May 15, 2021, and the 3-day workshop will take place June 4 – 6, and an evening concert hosted YouTube Live on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Questions? Email us at admin@emergeci.org

To apply: docs.google.com

For more information, please visit www.emergeci.org


Deadline 1 May 2021

Website docs.google.com


May 1


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