Monthly Composer Mentorship
Why become an ECM member:
Monthly 1-hour composer group meetings with a mentor: send in your works in progress. Each month a few pieces will be selected to go through with constructive feedback in a group setting. If your piece is not selected for a month, it will be placed in cue for the next meeting (for example you can check your music and orchestration prior to submitting to an ensemble). This is also an opportunity to learn from other composers' pieces: what works and what does not work. All meetings are done over Zoom.
If you have questions for our mentor, you can always reach out to them for their opinions or professional guidance. Applications to Universities, career guidance, getting commissions, getting paid, asking for money, promoting yourself, etc. These topics are also discussed during the monthly meetings.
Mentor will try to choose the best day/time for each meeting. If you cannot make it, we'll see you next month. Sometimes mentors schedule more meetings per month.
Continued support on social media - sharing your events and achievements
This is a growing family and we continue to add more composer benefits each year. We want to support you and create a community in which we can all thrive together. Enjoy many more benefits to come such as music publication and other masterclasses (coming soon)
See application details below
Composers should send a google (or other cloud) link to a shared folder containing 1 pdf resume, 2 pdf scores and 2 recordings (MIDI files are acceptable). PLEASE DO NOT SEND FILES DIRECTLY AS ATTACHMENTS - only links to pdfs and audios will be accepted. Youtube and SoundCloud links are also acceptable. Please make sure the access to the links are not set to private, and that multiple emails can access the files.
Ideally scores should showcase your unique writing style and the ability to compose for a variety of solo and chamber music.
Application fee: none
Submission deadline: December 29, 2022
Send everything to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Subject line should read: Membership
Have questions? Send us an email: email@example.com
Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh
Harmony | Counterpoint | Composition | Orchestration
D.M.A. - University of TorontoM.A. - University of OttawaB.A. - University of Ottawa