Writing: musings and research

My PhD study was a case study of an orchestral composers school for advanced composer-students, led by eminent composer-teachers. It was hosted by a professional orchestra and went for 5 days. This is a brief report distributed that was to participants in the study. Orchestral composers school study brief reportOrchestral composers school study brief report (100.65 KB). Contact me if you are interested in the full dissertation: karlin.love[at]uqconnect.edu.au.

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Ashley Tran
  • 1. Ashley Tran (link) | 15/11/2018
Hi Karlin,

I am Ashley Tran, working with composer Graham Reynolds and Golden Hornet, an Austin, Texas-based non-profit and composer lab for the 21st century. We are calling on composers worldwide to submit a four-minute string quartet piece for inclusion in our annual String Quartet Smackdown -- a bracketed, NCAA tournament style competition which brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live, participatory audience.

We're especially aiming to get an inclusive round of composers; getting diversity, getting international. We want to expand towards a variety of voices, and really try our best to reach out to find these less-represented groups and ultimately have them in on this opportunity. That is why we're reaching out to you. It would be wonderful if we had a composition of yours among the submissions.

There is no cost to enter or participate. The prize for the sixteen finalists is a professional in-studio recording of their submitted composition for their promotional use. The prize for the first place winner is US$1,500. Submissions are due by December 1st.

For more information and directions on how to submit, please visit bit.ly/smackdown5
Don't hesitate to reach out if there are any further questions.

I also wanted to ask you where that picture on your homepage is taken. It's absolutely beautiful!

Thank you for your time.

Ashley Tran
  • karling | 15/04/2020
Hi Ashley, Apologies for not noticing your message in a timely manner! I haven't figured out how to get the comments to notify me. I've now set up a Contact form. Sounds like it was a great project. The photo you asked about is from Eddystone Point in Northeast Tasmania. I had a wonderful composer residency there. Kind regards, Karlin

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