June in Buffalo Festival

June 7–13, 2021


Submission period

Mon Dec 21, 2020 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Feb 9 at 4:59 AM UTC

Results date

Sun Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

$25 non-refundable processing fee, tuition fee $800
We at the Center for 21st Century Music at the University at Buffalo are excited to announce our June in Buffalo 2021 Call for Applications! The festival will run from June 7–13, 2021, and we will be accepting applications until the Monday, February 8, 2021 application deadline. Future participant composers are encouraged to apply at

Since 1986, the June in Buffalo Festival has featured workshops, rehearsals, concerts, recordings of participant and Senior composer works, masterclasses, Senior composer lectures, and performances from some of the world's top contemporary music ensembles. This year, though we hope for much of the festival to be in-person, we recognize that airline travel, face-to-face meetings, and in-person concerts may be unable to occur due to the global pandemic. Because of this uncertainty, we are preparing for a possible range of remote and in-person options for festival activities which will be clarified as the festival dates approach.

We have a great line-up for this year's festival – June in Buffalo 2021 will feature Senior composers David Felder, Stefano Gervasoni, Jeffrey Mumford, Hilda Paredes, Robert H.P. Platz, and Augusta Read Thomas. Resident ensembles will include the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Signal with conductor Brad Lubman, Loadbang, the Slee Sinfonietta, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor JoAnn Falletta. Now that we have begun live-streaming our events, we look forward to seeing you remotely and/or in-person this June!