This year’s Summer School will be directed by Irish composers Martin O’Leary, also a lecturer at NUI Maynooth, and Kevin O’Connell, who lectures at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The week’s tuition in the major aspects of composition – harmony, rhythm, structure, technology and instrumental writing – is divided into two discrete courses: the intermediate level, aimed at undergraduate composition students or musicians with similar compositional experience, and the advanced level, aimed at graduate or post-graduate composition students. The course will involve both group seminars and one-on-one tuition, and will focus on writing a work for an ensemble of clarinet, accordion and percussion, to be workshopped and recorded by resident performers Paul Roe, Dermot Dunne and Richard O’Donnell. In addition, participants will be mentored by the course directors and this year’s guest director, Danish composer Bent Sørensen, who will also present seminars on his own work.
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