2020 Yarn/Wire Institute
June 21 - July 2, 2020 at Stony Brook University


APPLY FOR FREE ONLINE HERE


WHAT IS THE YARN/WIRE INSTITUTE?
The Yarn/Wire Institute is an immersive and collaborative program focused on the music of today. Open to pianists, percussionists, and composers, the institute addresses a wide range of musical styles, approaches, topics, and techniques. Institute attendees work side by side with faculty members on the development, rehearsal, and performance of new work, engage in lessons, coachings, and masterclasses, and collaborate with a diverse roster of fellow participants to expand their skills and knowledge of 21st century music.



2020 FACULTY

Piano Percussion Composition

Laura Barger
Yarn/Wire


Ian Antonio
Yarn/Wire


Ann Cleare
Trinity College Dublin


Ning Yu
Yarn/Wire

Russell Greenberg
Yarn/Wire


Katherine Young
Berklee College of Music



2020 Guest Artists



Nirmali Fenn
Composer
Stony Brook University

Nate Wooley
Trumpet


Tom Rosenkranz

Piano
UMKC

Ron Stabinsky
Piano


WHAT DO PERFORMERS DO AT THE INSTITUTE?

Performers will explore a diverse collection of sounds, techniques, and approaches. Pieces including electronics, theatrical elements, extended techniques, multimedia components, and other contemporary approaches will be studied, rehearsed, and performed. In addition to the study and performance of both faculty and participant works, pieces from the rapidly expanding piano percussion quartet repertoire will be featured. Performers are encouraged to bring previously learned repertoire for study and performance in lessons, masterclasses, and concerts, and come prepared to work closely with composer participants on the development of new work.


WHAT DO COMPOSERS DO AT THE INSTITUTE?
Composers will work closely with the faculty through private lessons, masterclasses, and seminar style forums investigating contemporary trends and techniques. The Institute will feature close collaboration between the performance faculty and the student composers on the realization of a new work and/or refinement of an existing work. Each composer participant will be asked to compose a piece for performance on an institute concert, receive high quality documentation, and have the opportunity to develop new collaborative work over the course of the institute’s two weeks.



HOW DO I APPLY TO THE INSTITUTE?


The institute is open to pianists, percussionists, and composers 18 years and older. There is no application fee, and musicians with any level of experience are encouraged to apply. Performance materials must be submitted via link (i.e., Youtube, SoundCloud, Vimeo). Score samples and letters of recommendation must be submitted in PDF format.


Yarn/Wire is devoted to expanding the representation of works by women, gender non-conforming and underrepresented groups, and as such strives to create an atmosphere of inclusiveness that respects everyone  regardless of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

Performers
Please submit your C.V., one recent solo or chamber performance, and a letter of recommendation. Video and/or audio links of live performances or studio recordings will be accepted.

Composers
Please submit your C.V., one recent PDF score sample, and a letter of recommendation. While not required, recordings of these works are invited where possible.


APPLY FOR FREE ONLINE HERE


HOW MUCH DOES THE INSTITUTE COST?

Tuition: $800
Room & Board: $1,200
A limited number of need-based partial tuition scholarships will be available. ($250-500)
Scholarship application materials will be sent directly to accepted participants.


WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INSTITUTE?

2020 Dates
February 1 - Application deadline for composers
March 15 - Application deadline for performers
April 1 - Non-refundable deposit due ($800)
June 1 - Balance payment due ($1,200)
June 21 - Check-in / First day
July 2 - Check-out / Departure

Room and Board

Institute participants will stay on the campus of Stony Brook University. Occupancy is two people per room and basic linens (sheets, blanket, pillow) will be provided. Participants are encouraged bring any additional items. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at campus dining facilities is included in the room and board cost as well. Dining at Stony Brook is a la carte, and the meal plan is built for ~$30/day in campus dining dollars.

Travel
Stony Brook University is accessible by the Long Island Railroad from NYC. It can also be reached by bus and car, and is close to three of New York City’s airports (ISP, JFK, LGA). Complete travel details and directions will be provided to confirmed participants.


For specific inquiries, please email yarnwire@yarnwire.org