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Kyiv Contemporary Music Days festival is launching its first masterclasses for young composers with guest composer 
Jaime Reis (Portugal) to be held from September 5 to September 10 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The masterclasses are held in cooperation with Goethe Institut, Dias de Música Electroacústica Portuguesa and Izolation
Composers under 35 years old regardless of residence are invited to apply. There is no participation fee, however, the festival will not be able to cover travel and accommodation expenses for the selected students. Working language of the masterclasses is English.

The masterclasses will consist of two sections:

a) electroacoustic composition (electronics only)
b) instrumental composition (with or without electronics)

6 students and 4 trainees will be selected.

The students of electroacoustic section will have 2 lessons with composer Jaime Reis and will have a possibility to write a work up to 10 minutes that will be performed at the concert. 
Alternatively, an already existing electroacoustic work of the student can be workshopped and performed.

Both students and trainees will have a possibility to attend all masterclasses and lessons with other participants.

The students of instrumental composition section will have 2 lessons with composer Jaime Reis and will have a possibility to write a piece up to 10 minutes for any combination from 1 to 3 instruments (flute, violin, cello) with or without electronics that will be performed at the concert.

Alternatively, an already existing chamber work of the student for such instrumentation can be workshopped and performed.

Trainees of each category will have 1 lesson with Jaime Reis where they could discuss their work and will not have to write a new composition for the masterclasses.

To submit an application, please send an email to Please include:
  • 2-3 recent compositions for any instrumentation (recordings for electronic compositions and scores in PDF and recordings for instrumental compositions)
  • Short bio or CV (indicate date of birth)
  • Current photo
  • Indicate category for which you would like to submit (section a or b)
  • Indicate whether you would want to write a new composition for the masterclasses
Deadline for submission: August 5, 2016
We will notify the selected composers as soon as possible no later than on August 10.

Jaime Reis (b. 1983) is a Portuguese composer, the student of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Emmanuel Nunes and the artistic director of Dias de Música Electroacústica festival in Portugal.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Jaime Reis' lecture on Kyiv Contemporary Music Days. December 2015, Goethe Institut, Kyiv

The project is to be realized in cooperation with:
Portuguese Ministry of Culture
the Institute of Ethnomusicology of the New University of Lisbon
Collegium Musicum Portugal