I-Park 2015 Music Composition/Sound Art Program

I-Park 2015 Music Composition/Sound Art Program
Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its 2015 multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence program. The program is open to composers and those working in the field of sound art/design/sculpture. Other creative disciplines represented: visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/garden/ecological design. Self-directed residencies will be offered from May through November, 2015. Most residencies are 4-weeks in duration. International applicants are welcome.

I-Park provides comfortable, private living quarters in an 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio space and a food program.

I-Park’s music studio is outfitted with an upright piano, numerous digital keyboards, MIDI interface and synthesizer modules, basic studio and field recording equipment and a selection of obscure/specialty, including percussion, instruments and audio gear.

While the typical residency revolves around studio work, those wishing to create sound installations in nature will have broad access to I-Park’s expansive grounds.

Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. A $30 application fee helps defray the cost of the independent selection panel. Accepted composers/sound artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to invitees.

There will also be a special Environmental Art Program in September, 2015 (residency and exhibition) for which proposals for sound sculptures/installations will be solicited – details to be announced.

Program details, application form and comprehensive FAQ are available online at www.i-park.org. For more information, contact Leslie Wolf, Residency Program Manager at info@i-park.org or 860-873-2468.


New Century Club Scholarship for Non Traditional Female Student, 3.0+ GPA

Dear Student-

You are invited to apply for the New Century Club Scholarship.

Here are the guidelines:

Five separate scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to a third or fourth year non-traditional female student enrolled in one of West Chester University’s five colleges, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education, College of Health Sciences or College of Visual and Performing Arts.  Must be working to complete an undergraduate degree.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Must demonstrate financial need.  Students must attend the February GFW The New Century Club of West Chester Meetings to receive the award.  Preference will be given to students with Veteran status. Recipients will be asked to write a thank you note to donor.

Please complete the attached application and submit a personal statement to apply for the scholarship. Applications are due to Alicia Hahn-Murphy by January 23.


Alicia Hahn Murphy

Alicia Hahn-Murphy, MS

Director, Women’s Center

Lawrence Center 220


New Century Club guidelines Century Club application

Summer Internship with Philadelphia International Music Fest: Applications Due JAN 25

**You can find copies of these materials in the main office, Nicole’s office (116), or by emailing nkemp@wcupa.edu***

Philadelphia International Music Festival

Featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Directed by Kimberly Fisher of The Philadelphia Orchestra 

at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia International Music Festival Intern Program

Pre-Camp Intern Orientation Dates: June 17 – June 20, 2015

Festival Dates: June 20 – July 3, 2015

Legend: The Internship Program at the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF), in cooperation with WCU, includes opportunities for participants, ages 19–35 who are music students currently enrolled in WCU undergraduate or graduate programs, or WCU alumni. Interviews will be held for candidates in the Music Industry, Management, Education, Performance, Library Studies, and related fields for the following positions:

  • Assistant to Director of Outreach
  • Chamber Music Program
  • Children’s Program
  • Day Camp
  • Festival Office
  • Music House*
  • Orchestras and Symphonic Winds
  • Percussion Department
  • Resident Dorm, Messengers, and Student Overseers
  • Student Manager Program
  • Photographic projects

*Music House is a program for young artists, ages 19 – 35 that includes orchestra rehearsals and performances with Cristian Macelaru, Resident Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Scholarships will be offered to interns for their participation in the Music House Orchestra Division as well as the Symphonic Winds Division, by audition. Certificates of participation will be awarded by PIMF to all interns following completion of the service period with PIMF, July 3, 2015.

  • Applications must be received in the WCU Music office by January 25, 2015
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted by WCU personnel prior to February 10, 2015
  • Final Interviews will be conducted by PIMF staff personnel February 18, 2015
  • Up to 15 Interns may be considered
  • Interns must attend Pre-Camp Training on the Bryn Mawr College Campus June 17th – June 20th, and be available from June 20 – July 3, 2015 during the Festival
  • Interns wishing to work in our New Jersey office may begin as early as April 15, 2015. A stipend will be paid to interns who accept this option
  • Interns’ auditions will be held for the Music House Orchestra and Symphonic Winds in April, 2015.

Contact: Dr. Alice Lindsay. Director of Outreach and Community Partnerships

Philadelphia International Music Festival




PIMF Intern Program Outline PIMF Intern application PIMF Music House Flyer PIMF Flyer

District String Festival

The Washington Township Public Schools

Strings Faculty*cordially invite you to attend their

3rd triennial District String Festival

When: Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00PM

Where: TBAC, located at 519 Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd.

Come hear 540 elementary, middle school and high school orchestra students make beautiful music together!

The evening will culminate with a performance by all students of “Northern Beauty”, written for this event by WTPS alumni and well-known composer/double bass player/Time for Three founding member Ranaan Meyer!

*Toni Benecchi, Ian Hoblitzell, Marilyn Lupchinsky, Judy Pagon, Mark Przybylowski and Lisa Sebastiani

Free Concert Tickets: Dolce Suono Ensemble, January 18

This email is from flutist Mimi Stillman:

I’m very pleased to invite the West Chester music community to our next Dolce Suono Ensemble concert on January 18, “Tribute to Julius Baker” with flutist Jeffrey Khaner, guest artist, joining Mimi Stillman, flute, Charles Abramovic, piano, and Gabriel Cabezas, cello. It is a very special concert honoring legendary flutist Julius Baker, who taught both Stillman and Khaner. The program includes the music of J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, with 8 world premieres. WCU professor Robert Maggio will have a world premiere.

We have a group of comp tickets set aside for WCU students and faculty. We ask that interested persons RSVP toinfo@dolcesuono.com by Jan. 15.

The event:
Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents “Tribute to Julius Baker”
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Streets

Music by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and 8 world premieres by
Andrea Clearfield, Richard Danielpour, Daniel Dorff, Jeremy Gill, Heidi Jacob, Jan Krzywicki, Robert Maggio, and James Primosch

Jeffrey Khaner, flute (guest artist) – Mimi Stillman, flute – Gabriel Cabezas, cello – Charles Abramovic, piano/harpsichord


Please let me know what else you need.

Best wishes,

Mimi Stillman
Flutist, Yamaha Performing Artist
Artistic Director, Dolce Suono Ensemble