ECM Orchestration Workshop

Join our 5-week intensive Orchestration Workshop learning the art of instrumentation.
Each week, composers receive live lectures by our Mentor. Through this group workshop, composers will learn how to use each instrument in both a chamber and orchestral setting. Experience a direct approach to learning, with live guest musicians joining each week to showcase their instruments. Learn idiomatic writing and extended techniques for each instrument, ask questions and hear how certain techniques actually sound. Learn about the warmth or the shrillness of specific instrument registers, and why certain phrases are difficult to play. Learn how long a tuba can sustain a note, how wind players breath, and the technical challenges of various instruments. This workshop is aimed at the emerging and early-career composer interested in further refining and broadening their understanding of orchestral instruments, ultimately helping them develop a deeper knowledge and skillset in their musical writing. Visit website for application details:

Instruments covered:
Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
Brass: French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba,
Harp and Percussion: Marimba and other instruments
Strings: Violin, Cello and Contrabass


Deadline 6 January 2022



January 6


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