APPLY HERE TO THE
CHIGIANA GLOBAL ACADEMY
COMPOSITION PROGRAM
JUNE 12 - 26, 2024
SIENA, ITALY

COURSE INFO OUTLINE:

Composition Professor Richard Danielpour (UCLA, Curtis Institute) will teach a 2-week intensive program for graduate students. The course is open to a maximum of ten composers who are currently enrolled in graduate schools. Talented  undergraduate students may also apply, provided they have a recommendation from a teacher.

APPLICATIONS and ELIGIBILITY:
Applications must be submitted online using the form provided below.
Applicants are required to submit:
– personal information
– a link to an audio or video recording of an original composition, totaling between 5 and 8 minutes, and
– the corresponding score of the composition in PDF format.

Applicants must include contact information (email and phone number) for a reference. This reference should be either the applicant’s principal teacher or a mentor who has worked with the applicant within the past three years, whom we may contact to inquire about the applicant’s performance abilities.

All additional application materials should be sent to admissions@chigiana.org.

The deadline for applications (digital timestamp) is April 1, 2024, at midnight PST.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:
Applicants will be notified of their admission to the course on a rolling basis, following the evaluation of their application.
Students admitted to the C-GAP Composition Program will have 7 days from the communication of their admission to pay a deposit of USD 500.00 to enroll or decline the offer. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and will be applied toward tuition. The remaining tuition balance is due on May 1, 2024.

Failure to pay the tuition balance may result in forfeiture of the student’s place in the C-GAP COMPOSITION PROGRAM Summer 2024 at Chigiana.

FEES AND IMPORTANT DATES

IMPORTANT DATES:

– Application deadline: March 1, 2024
– Admissions decision: by April 15, 2024

COURSE MATERIAL:
The candidate’s work selected for this course must be no less than 5 minutes and no more than 8 minutes in length and should be composed for an orchestra with the following instrumentation: 2 Flutes – 2 Oboes (second doubling English Horn) – 2 B♭ Clarinets – 2 Bassoons – 2 French Horns in F – 2 Trumpets in C – 2 Trombones (one tenor, one bass) – 1 Timpani player – 2 Percussionists (with assorted percussion instruments) – 1 Piano – 1 Harp – 7 Violins I – 6 Violins II – 4 Violas – 4 Cellos – 2 Double Basses.

A complete draft of the work for the orchestra that will be rehearsed and performed during the summer session must be submitted to admissions@chigiana.org by April 1st, 2024.

PROGRAM OFFICIAL DATES:
– Program starts on Tuesday, June 12, 2024
– Program ends on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
– Students check in in Siena: Monday, June 11, 2024

FEES:
The course fees are:
– USD 5,000.00 (basic fee, no housing)
– USD 6,000.00 (with program-provided housing in a double room in a private apartment)
– USD 6,500.00 (with program-provided housing in a single room in a private apartment).

FEES INCLUDE:
Instruction, program orientations (online pre-departure orientation & on-site orientation), cultural activities, welcome dinner, farewell reception, student services assistance, card to access the University of Siena canteen for discounted meals, round-trip transportation to Parma, Italy, by private bus, accommodation in Parma in a 3-star hotel for 3 nights with breakfast included, professional audio and video recording of the orchestra’s final concert at the Primavera Chigiana Festival in Siena.

FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Transportation to and from the US, regular meals, and personal expenses.

PAYMENT TERMS:
The balance should be paid no later than May 1, 2024, to:
FRIENDS OF CHIGIANA INC., a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) registered in the State of New York.
Payment methods are: PAYPAL, Zelle, Bank wire.
Payment details will be communicated upon confirmation of admission.

APPLICATION FORM

SECTION 1 - PERSONAL INFORMATION


SECTION 2 - PARENTS/GUARDIAN INFORMATION


SECTION 3 - PASSPORT INFORMATION


SECTION 4 - ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND AUDITION LINKS

LINK TO COMPOSITION AUDIO or VIDEO
Paste a link to your composition here. We request a composition of 5 to 10 minutes length.
You can also send us the bio by email to admissions@chigiana.org


SECTION 5 - HOUSING PREFERENCE


SECTION 6 - DISCLAIMER
By electronically signing this form (I ACCEPT) you confirm that you have carefully read the Application for Admission in its entirety, that the statements you provided are true, and that you accept the terms stated therein. You also acknowledge and understand that if the Accademia Chigiana DOES NOT receive your ONLINE APPLICATION form by the deadline of April 1st, 2024 you may NOT be accepted in the program.


PRIVACY
INFORMATION PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION - Pursuant to ex art. 13-14 GDPR EU / 2016/679 ADJUSTMENT OF THE EUROPEAN REGULATION, we inform you that the data provided will be collected by the ACCADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA FOUNDATION for the purposes of managing the conference and will be processed within the limits and in compliance with the provisions of the aforementioned decree. The provision of data is voluntary for the purposes of participation in the conference; any refusal to provide personal data, or failure to authorize the processing of sensitive data, will make it impossible to receive communications relating to the event. The owner of the processing of personal data is the Chigiana Academy of Music Foundation of Siena, with headquarters in Via di Città, 89 - Siena. The undersigned, identified as a subject concerned by the processing of personal data, declares to have received from the Data Controller FONDAZIONE ACADEMIA MUSICALE CHIGIANA VIA DI CITTA '89 53100 SIENA the information pursuant to articles 13-14 EU reg 2016/679 which can also be consulted on the Chigiana website, https://www.chigiana.org/wp-content/uploads/Informativa-generica.pdf. We ask therefore for your consent.