Subito Summer 2022

It’s Summer 2022 – a more relaxed season of concerts and music festivals, and professional development programs. Subito Music is right in the mix with featured seminars at the New Jersey Symphony’s Edward T. Cone Composition Institute and the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine.

From July 17–23, the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute takes place in Princeton, NJ. It is a rich, multifaceted-program that promotes new orchestral music and emerging composers, directed by founder and composer Steven Mackey. Four composers — Dai Wei, Jack Frerer, Baldwin Giang, and Sophia Jani — will participate in professional development seminars, compositional consultations and rehearsals of their works. The program culminates on July 23 when the composers hear their pieces performed live by the New Jersey Symphony, led by David Robertson. On July 18, David Murray – Subito’s Publishing Manager – returns as a guest lecturer for a career development seminar on professional score and materials preparation. Steven Mackey shares, “The Cone Institute for Composers is a ‘full-service’ professional development experience for orchestral composers and we are very fortunate to have David Murray from Subito Music speak with us about best practices in music copying, editing and production. David has been a leader in the field for decades and his session is frequently recalled as one of the most helpful hours in our composers’ entire education.”

Moving north to Waterville, ME, Subito Founder and President Stephen Culbertson returns to the 2022 Atlantic Music Festival, hosted by Colby College. There, Culbertson will take part in the AMF Composition Program’s panels about editing scores and materials for concert performance, along with insight into the business of making music. Artistic Director, Solbong Kim notes, “It’s [been] a pleasure having Stephen as part of our seminars. Our students benefit from his insight into the publishing industry and his expert knowledge of music publication best practices.” Culbertson notes, “It’s been a great pleasure to meet the next generation of concert music composers! They’re very engaged, eager to communicate with audiences, and eager to learn about the business and mechanics of the music industry. Several of them mention they don’t learn about these issues at conservatories. These are basic but important topics, so the composers have welcomed the ‘real world’ viewpoint we’re able to provide.”