Lamp Composition Academy 2024

June 5 - 22, 2024


Submission period

Mon Oct 16, 2023 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Mar 16 at 03:59AM UTC

Results date

Sun Mar 31 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Tuition fee $1,200


Open to composers with at least one degree in composition aged 35 and under
June 5 - 22, 2024
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Application Deadline: 15 March 2024
This Academy brings together some of the most innovative creative voices of today and tomorrow.

The Academy offers a blend of master classes, collaborative learning opportunities, hands-on writing and score workshops. It culminates in a concert of world premieres written by participants and inspired according to pre-set themes and instrumentation. In recent years, themes have included new music inspired by poems from Sue Goyette's Masterworks-winning anthology OCEAN, the vibrant visual art of painter Craig Rubadoux and the poetry of three-time award winning author and interdisciplinary artist Michelle Sylliboy.

The final works are always prepared and performed by professional musicians – another aspect that distinguishes LAMP's program from other composition schools or festivals. Not only highly skilled, these are artists who love contemporary music and are as invested in this experience as any of our composers.


This limited enrolment program (maximum 8 participants) is open to composers with at least one degree in composition aged 35 and under. Exceptionally talented undergrads will be considered with a reference letter from a current mentor and/or professor.


$1,200 (does not include accommodation)
Limited bursaries are available.


Nicole Lizée
Dinuk Wijeratne
Zosha Di Castri
Matthias McIntire
Roydon Tse

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