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Dal Niente and DePaul Summer Residency for New Music



July 28-August 3, 2019

Ensemble Dal Niente, in collaboration with DePaul University, is thrilled to announce a week-long summer residency program for undergraduate level composers and performers of new music.

Undergraduate composers and performers are invited to work with internationally recognized Ensemble Dal Niente, DePaul composition faculty, and guest composer Carola Bauckholt for a week-long residency program. Throughout the week, young composers and performers will have opportunities to collaborate on new projects, work side-by-side with Dal Niente musicians, perform in small and large ensembles, receive individualized feedback from DePaul faculty composers, and participate in masterclasses. Participants will receive daily instruction through lessons, rehearsals, workshops and lectures. Projects realized during the residency will be performed on evening concerts.

Composition Faculty:

Carola Bauckholt - Guest composer
Christopher Jones - DePaul University
Fredrick Gifford - Depaul University

Dal Niente Performance Faculty:

Michael Lewanski - Conductor
Tara Lynn Ramsey - Violin/Viola
Constance Volk- Flute
Matt Oliphant - Horn
Ben Melsky - Harp
Jesse Langen - Guitar
Kyle Flens - Percussion

To Apply as a Composer:

Composition applicants must submit a brief bio, comprehensive list of works, 2-3 scores of recent works, and portfolio recording of selected works.

To Apply as a Performer:

Performance applicants must submit a short essay, one letter of recommendation, list of works studied, list of ensembles, and a recording of two solo works for their instrument written in the last 30 years.


For questions please contact either Ben Melsky (Ensemble Dal Niente) at or Ben Polancich (DePaul) at

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