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Selection procedure for 14.Young Composers Academy:

Deadline for the applications is 31 of May 2024.
Date of birth – 1989 or later (in some cases it’s possible to apply if you’re older than 35, please contact us regarding this option).
Jury selects 21 composers to participate in the Academy: 12 students, 3 trainees and 6 observers. Selected composers will receive confirmations by e-mail not later than June 15, 2024. Before August 25, 2024 the 12 selected composers should send the draft of the score.

In case composer rejects participation another composer is invited instead.

Students may take part in one of the proposed formats:

1) To compose a 6-8 minutes piece (or a complete part of a bigger work) for one of the following instrumental combinations of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble:
Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello
Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello
Piano, Violin, Cello
Flute, Piano, Cello
Flute, Clarinet, Piano
Flute, Clarinet

Students can propose their own combinations as well, electronics is also possible. Organisers will try to distribute the instrumental lineups in accordance with the participants’ will.

2) To compose a 8-10 minutes piece for 2-3 of the proposed instruments with electronics in the frames of the Laboratory of electroacoustic music (in collaboration with CEAM – Center of electroacoustic music of Moscow conservatory):
Flute (+piccolo, bass, double bass – 1 performer)

It’s possible to apply for both formats, but the jury will make a final decision regarding the format of your participation. Only offline participation is possible for those who apply for the Laboratory of electroacoustic music.

Applications are to be sent by e-mail and must include:
1) name, surname
2) date and place of birth
3) short bio (up to 150 words)
4) photocopy of passport
5) 2-3 scores for any lineup in pdf (in case of application to Laboratory of electroacoustic music one of them must be with electronics)
6) 2-3 recordings (not necessarily of the same pieces)
7) the photo

Important note: for points 3-7 please prepare links and make sure they are active until June 30 2024.

The link to submit application form:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions:

Financial conditions:
There is no application or entry fee.
Selected composers resided in Russia pay only travel to Moscow. Travel from Moscow to Tchaikovsky and back, food, accommodation and studies are covered by the Academy.
Participants from abroad may take part in online format via zoom (participation in Laboratory of electroacoustic music is possible only in offline format).

Accommodation and study:
Participants coming to Tchaikovsky city will be accommodated in a hotel in double rooms with sink in Sanatorium. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are provided. Internet access. Swimming pool. Gym. Park.
All events will take place in the Tchaikovsky Musical College, Art Center and Children Art School (three minutes of walking)

Additional possibilities:
Wishing to come at their own expenses are welcome. The “free listeners” can follow all public events of the Academy: lectures, presentations, rehearsals, concerts, but they have no possibility for individual classes. The number of free listeners is limited. Contact the Academy direction for the details and prices.
We recommend you to contact us as soon as possible for the details of arrival, transfer and visa support.

Honourable mentions are previewed by the end of the Academy:
Invitation to the next Academy, performances during 2023-2024 concert season in Russia and abroad, etc.

Victoria Korshunova, general manager of Academy, MCME general manager:
Alexander Khubeev, curator of the general composers course:
Nikolai Popov, curator of the Laboratory of electroacoustic music:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions about participation:

The final concerts
The final concerts of new student works will take place in Tchaikovsky on September 12-13th and in Moscow on September 14-15th. Students can stay in Moscow at their own. The Academy Administration can’t cover accommodation in Moscow but can help to find the cheap hotels/hostels.

For more details please visit: