Subito at Minnesota’s “Future Classics”


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Kevin Smith, Minnesota Orchestra President & CEO

“It is a pleasure to partner with Subito Music for another year of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Composer Institute.”

And so Kevin Smith, Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO, welcomes us back to Minneapolis as we join them for the 2015 Composer Institute. The Composer Institute runs from January 12 – 16, 2015, and culminates with Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducting the “Future Classics” concert which highlights works by this year’s seven featured composers. This year, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts serves as Director of the Composer Institute.

“The Subito Composer Fellowship provided me with a very valuable and practical look into music publishing from the inside-out. I had the opportunity to work closely with professionals and learn about a side of ‘the composer-business’ rarely taught during the course of university study. I learned how a publishing house functions, tips for successfully promoting my music from the promotion department, how to best present and edit my music by working closely with the publishing manager, and had the larger questions answered by the president. I can honestly say that, on a regular basis, I think of the many helpful tips I learned from my fellowship! Thank you to everyone at Subito Music!”   — Brian Ciach,  2012 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute & Subito Composer Fellow

Smith continues, “We greatly appreciate the care and professionalism with which they print and prepare the scores [and parts], and the Subito Composer Fellowship is always an excellent promotional opportunity for one of our participating composers. We are very appreciative of Subito’s support and look forward to the start of the Composer Institute.”

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Kevin Puts, Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Director (photo: J. Henry Fair)

In 2012, Subito began its partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute by providing performance materials for rehearsals and the subscription concert, and developed and launched The Subito Composer Fellowship. The fellowship is a one-year publisher’s mentoring program which is awarded to one of the participating Institute Fellows. The program provides professional promotional efforts for the composer’s Institute-featured orchestral work, along with the opportunity to cultivate a working knowledge of today’s classical music publishing industry with on-site, hands-on training.

Stephen Culbertson, Subito Music founder and CEO comments. “We’re so pleased to continue our partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. It’s an honor to participate in this groundbreaking program — the standard on which subsequent programs have been modeled. It’s energizing to hear the music of these young composers, and we’re delighted to help them learn more about the business of being a composer.”

The Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute — co-presented each season by the Minnesota Orchestra and the American Composers Forum — provides the opportunity for emerging symphonic composers from across the nation to participate in an intensive immersion into the world of a major American symphony orchestra. This years Institute Fellows are: Kati Agocs; Eugene Birman; Texu Kim; Loren Loiacono; Evan Meier; Matthew Peterson, and Michael Schachter. The Composer Institute offers a combination of orchestral rehearsals, a public performance, and numerous targeted workshops and seminars with leading music industry professionals on musical, career, business and professional development issues. The Institute nurtures the participants’ musical acumen and broadens their career management skills, assisting in their growth as artists and community leaders.

For more information about the 2015 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, click here.