Summer in Sombor 2008 is a week-long composition seminar led by the members of the South Oxford Six composers collective. Held in beautiful Sombor, Serbia, this seminar is an opportunity for 12 students to spend a week with the members of the collective and a resident ensemble, Season String Quartet, exploring the art and craft of composition from a variety of perspectives. The seminar includes group sessions, individual instruction, guest lectures, quartet rehearsals and concerts. Instruction is in English, and this year’s dates are July 21-27.
The South Oxford Six met as participants in the inaugural season of American Opera Projects’ “Composers and the Voice” series, with meetings held on South Oxford Street in Brooklyn. Together they present concerts of their work, create new collaborative works, and mentor younger composers. For full details, application materials, and a video highlighting last year’s Sombor experience, see www.southoxfordsix.org.