On Saturday, February 4, the Harvard Choruses will be hosting an information session at 11:00 am in Holden Chapel, led by Harvard student composers who participated last fall, as well as Dr. Robert Kyr, Dr. Andrew Clark (Director of Choral Activities), and Joshua Rohde (Project Manager). The session will provide information on participating in year two of the program, the application process, the timeline for composition work, and opportunities for student composers to create, workshop, and premiere a piece for choir. You will have the chance to ask any questions you may have, and indicate your interest in being considered for participation in next year’s program. We’ll have some pastries and snacks there for you to enjoy as well!
This Fall, the Harvard Choruses launched the Harvard Choruses New Music Initiative, a comprehensive program devoted to nurturing undergraduate composers and to create new works for choral ensembles through commissions, competitions, and residencies. The Initiative supports the creation of new music by Harvard students and the exploration of new music on campus by the Harvard Choruses.
In November, seven student composers participated in residencies with Dr. Robert Kyr (Ph.D. GSAS ’89) and the Antioch Chamber Ensemble to have their works premiered and recorded by the professional chorus in Holden Chapel. As the Initiative develops in its second year, it will continue to include workshops, coachings, and performances of student compositions by a professional vocal ensemble-in-residence. Come be a part of this exciting new program!
If you’re interested in attending the meeting, or learning more about the New Music Initiative, please fill out this form, or email Joshua Rohde with any questions. See you in Holden Chapel on the 4th!