BEUGER - COMPOSER MENTORING
canadian composer andré cormier asked me, whether i could
having him as a student for an intensive period of study (3
had been teaching and coaching composers on a private
(non-institutional) basis for many years, but never had thought of
anything like this before.
being very enthusiastic about the idea i happily agreed.
helped by a grant of the canadian council of the arts andré
came to düsseldorf july 2009.
very positive experience (both for andré and for me)
inspired me to
think of a way to make this opportunity available to other young
composers as well, so they may benefit from my long-standing experience
not only as a composer and teacher, but also as a concert organizer,
performer and publisher.
you come to düsseldorf for a mentoring period of 1, 2 or 3
stay will be an intensive period of study, discussion, analysis,
commentary, advice, support based on your personal needs and wishes.
we work out a personal work plan and meeting schedule.
addition, since i am engaged in a very lively concert series for
experimental music in düsseldorf, you are likely to meet other
interesting composers and musicians.
also, including some of your music in these concerts might be possible.
SHEPARD - COMPOSER MENTORING IN NEW YORK CITY
Shepard now offers 13-week courses in composition mentoring, focusing
on developing and maintaining a long term composition practice and
working through creative blocks. Integral to the course is an
engagement with the rich music and art of New York. Especially welcome
are young composers wishing to develop a practice without going into
debt. Assistance available to obtain housing and visa. Shorter courses
will be considered. Limited availability. To apply, please send an
email describing who you are and why you want mentoring to craig [at]