Impulse New Music Festival – Winter Online Workshops

The Impulse New Music Festival seeks composers interested in participating in upcoming session of Online Workshops. Impulse workshops offer early-career composers a rare opportunity to develop their musical skills under the mentorship of INMF faculty in a uniquely personalized and supportive environment. Prepare for graduate school, strengthen your fundamentals, or expand your craft with new techniques—each Impulse Workshops provides skills, tools, and materials that put you a step ahead. In an effort to build longer-term, continuing support for early-career composers, workshop participants may apply early for INMF’s 2022 Summer Festival program.

Enrollment open through December 23, 2021 or until section is full.
*Please note: Due to the intensive nature of these workshops and the high degree of interaction with the faculty mentor, spots are limited.


INTRO. TO COMPUTER MUSIC (10 weeks) – $600

From fundamentals to making actual music, we’ll use Max 8 software to explore the foundational techniques of electronic sound synthesis, build computer instruments, and gain practical experience incorporating those tools into our own musical practice. No prior programming or electronic music experience is necessary for this workshop; musical training is recommended.

THE COMPOSER BOOTCAMP (5 weeks) – $350

Deepen your understanding of how theory, orchestration, and form, combine to create the masterwork compositions of the past and present. This workshop fosters a deeper command of the fundamental techniques of composition through score study, exercises, and critical discussion. From creative work to analysis, this workshop helps you take your craft to the next level.

COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS (single session) – $200

Your scores are the primary way you communicate your musical voice and show schools, employers, competitions, and grant organizations who you are, what you do, and why it matters. In this workshop, we will explore what makes your music distinct and exciting, and how to most effectively communicate that in your music and scores. In addition to individual, personalized feedback, meeting in small groups allows you to learn from feedback to your colleagues, as well.

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Questions? Contact Artistic Director, Brandon J. Rolle


Deadline 23 December 2021



December 23


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