soundSCAPE invites applications for the 2018 resident ensemble. This ensemble must be between two and four players, any instrumentation (except piano and percussion*). Ensembles should have an active profile in the new music community, as demonstrated through innovative programming, performances, outreach and recordings.

One ensemble will be chosen as the 2018 festival Ensemble-in-Residence; other finalists will be invited to participate as featured ensembles at a special tuition rate.

The Ensemble-in-Residence will be invited to perform a recital on the Faculty Concert Series in addition to the following opportunities:
• Commissions for 5-6 works by participant composers
• Composer coachings
• Reading session for interested composers
• Collaboration with faculty in festival performances
• Possibility of 1-2 run-out concerts in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy

Shared accommodation and a modest daily meal allowance will be provided for the Ensemble-in-Residence. Provided travel includes roundtrip from Bologna airport to festival site in Cesena, plus any travel for run-out performances. Airfare/travel to and from Bologna is not included.

*Ensembles whose instrumentation includes percussion or piano may apply to attend the festival at reduced tuition rates; please see the “Info” page under the “Apply” tab above.