Composer’s Symposium

The First Annual Cascade Composer’s Symposium with David Ludwig, in collaboration with Symphony Tacoma, will be held at Pacific Lutheran university during the Cascade Conducting Masterclass. The Symposium is open to composers age 35 and younger who reside in, or are originally from the greater northwest region of the U.S.

The symposium will begin on Wednesday, June 17th, and will culminate in a final public reading/concert with the Cascade Conducting Orchestra and selected conducting participants on Sunday, June 21st.

David Ludwig

Symphony Tacoma composer in residence David Ludwig will lead group and individual sessions during the week, as well as one full rehearsal, and one public reading/concert in Lagerquist Hall.

Applicants will be required to submit an existing composition along with a recording if possible (midi recordings are ok) by February 20th to be considered as a full participant.

In late March, Dr. Ludwig will meet with the 6 chosen participants to review first drafts or ideas for the composition that they plan to present at the final public reading/concert on June 21st. He will continue to be in contact with the participants concerning the works being prepared up until the week of the event.