Any composer or interested person is eligible to apply regardless of age and nationality.

Requirements for Active Participation
Module 1 “Ensemble” and Module 2 “String Quartet” are the two categories of active participation in BCA19.
For a valid application, duly filled online application form, applicant’s music score(s) and further application materials are required to be electronically submitted until the application deadline (for details see Application Materials and Procedures below).
An applicant can apply with a minimum of one score or a maximum of two different scores. The same score may not be submitted to both of the modules and works scored for string quartet may only be submitted to Module 2.
– The 
possible application variants are as follows:
(1) Submit one or two scores to a single module. Note that only one score may be selected from the same applicant.
2) Submit one score to the first module and another score to the second module. One or both scores may be selected. In the latter case, applicant may prefer to actively participate to both of the modules at the same time, for which two times the participation fee (see Tuition below) shall be paid. Alternatively, the applicant may choose only one of the modules.
– Duration of submitted work can be between 4 – 15 minutes.
– Live electronics or an additional playback from tape (fixed media) is not involved. In specific situations, amplification may be negotiable.
– Submitted works may have been previously performed.
– Submitted scores may not incur additional monetary expenses such as fees for rent, purchase, or those to be paid to copyright collector societies, etc. As long as concordant with this framework, published scores may as well be submitted.
Submitted scores can be that of an already finished work or a work-in-progress (ca. 2/3 to 3/4 finished) aimed to be reworked and completed during BCA19.
– Applicant shall agree that Bilkent University can, for the purpose of promotion and documentation, make audio and visual recordings and photographing of all BCA19 events including rehearsals and concerts. Without any fees, the applicant shall permit the publication of the score(s) and recording(s) of his/her work(s) that will be performed in BCA19 in online/electronic platforms such as BCA webpages, YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, etc.
– Select works among those by the active participants of BCA19 will be awarded with a publication in digital platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, etc. Resident professors and ensembles will make this selection during the academy post-production phase.
Module 1 “Ensemble” Submitted work should be scored for 1 to 9 players drawn from the following instruments (except for string quartet) with or without conductor: flute (also picc, alto, bass), clarinet (also bass, contrabass), piano, percussion (see Percussion list for Module 1 “Ensemble” below), 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass.
Module 2 “String Quartet” Submitted work should be scored for a full string quartet.

Percussion List for Module 1 “Ensemble”
Marimba (E2-C7), Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel (with pedal), Crotales (2 octave set with a separate pedal for each octave), Tubular Bells, Timpani, Big Bass Drum, Tam-Tam, Gong, Cymbals, Triangle, Cowbells, Temple Blocks, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Toms, Floor Tom, Hi-Hat, Bongos, Rototom, Thundersheet, Wind Chimes (metal).

Application Materials and Procedures
Online application form (Google sign-in required!) shall be duly filled and submitted until Friday, May 3rd, 2019 (23:59 GMT-4).
– CV of the applicant shall be uploaded during the online application.
– Score of submitted work in PDF shall be uploaded during the online application.
Duration of submitted work shall be indicated in the online application form.
– Sound/video recording of submitted work is optional. In that case, a link (from a streaming website such as YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, etc. or a file-sharing website with a permanent link, such as DropBox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, etc. but not services like WeTransfer with temporary links for file-sharing) shall be provided in the online application form.
By clicking the corresponding checkbox in the online application form, applicant permits Bilkent University to audiovisually document all BCA19 events and electronically publish this documentation including score(s) and the recording(s) of the in BCA19 performed work(s).
– By clicking the corresponding checkbox in the online application form, applicant declares that submitted score(s) may not incur additional monetary expenses in the form of rental or purchase material, or payment in copyright collector societies.

– Individual lesson with the resident professor of the attended module.
– Individual lessons with guest and home faculty members.
– Rehearsals and reworking of the own work with the resident ensemble.
– Live performance by the resident ensemble of the own work in a public concert.
– Eight nights stay (June 23rd to July 1st) in the Bilkent University dormitories.
– Professional recording of his/her BCA19 work.
– A personal composer’s profile for each active participant will be generated based on the audio-visual documentation during BCA19, to be published in academy web-pages and other online platforms.
– Access to all joint activities including rehearsals, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, panels, etc. and the public concerts.

Selection Committee
The shortlist of submitted scores will be determined by the visiting faculty member Mahir Cetiz (Columbia University, New York). Final selection of active participants will be made by resident composer and ensemble members of the corresponding module.

Notification of Active Participants – Submission of Parts – Payment of Tuition
Applicants selected for active participation will be notified around Saturday, May 11th, 2019.
– Instrumental parts shall be submitted until Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (23:59 GMT+3). In this submission, program notes of the corresponding work and biography of the active participant, each not exceeding ca. 200 words, shall be included. Score of the selected work, program notes and biography will be published in the framework of active participant’s profile.
The payment of academy tuition by active participants shall effectuate until Friday, May 24th, 2019 and an electronic copy of the bank receipt proving the transaction be e-mailed to BCA19 administration (see Contact with BCA below).

250 EUR or 1500 TRY
– Including room in the Bilkent University dormitories.
All fees are non-refundable except in case of emergencies.

Payment Info

Contact with BCA
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