Sofia Symphonic Summit for Composers

July 1-14


Submission period

Tue Dec 12, 2023 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Feb 2 at 05AM UTC

Results date

Thu Feb 29 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Program Fee: €4295
The purpose for composition participants of the Sofia Symphonic Summit is to provide composers the opportunity to collaborate with a professional orchestra and conductor who will exclusively work with their piece in preparation for the concert.

​ The score should be completed two months prior to the scheduled performance date. Parts must be ready one month prior to the scheduled performance date. ​

You will be placed in contact with your personal conductor one month after the close of the application deadline. ​

Your piece will be scheduled for a rehearsal, a dress rehearsal, and a performance. Pieces should not exceed ten minutes in length. ​

Masterclasses and group discussions will be an integral part of the program, allowing participants to learn from each other and the master teachers on staff.

Composers may submit to one of two categories; Symphony Orchestra or a Concerto Submission. Composers may be considered for more than one, however, they will be required to fill out a separate application for each additional category they wish to submit to. Submissions should reflect the composers best work in the category, or demonstrate their ability to write for a large medium. There are no stylistic restrictions.

Program Fee: €4295

​ Every admitted applicant may apply for a scholarship that may reach up to €1,500.
​Includes the cost of the orchestra, rehearsals, facilities/performance spaces, visiting faculty, recording audio/video, and housing.
Dates for the program: July 4th - 14th.
If admitted to the program, you are required to submit a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your spot with the program.
Final scores are due without exception: May 1st, 2024.
Final parts are due without exception: May 15th, 2024.

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