American Composers Forum Delegation to Cuba: Nov 15-21, 2015

Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

Join the American Composers Forum with composers and new music performers from around the US for a historic delegation to participate in the 28th Annual Havana Contemporary Music Festival.

ACF is delighted to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Cuba as part of a people-to-people cultural tour. Patrons will have direct contact with Havana’s vibrant arts and cultural landscape, as well as curated activities and an invitation to attend events at the 28th Annual Havana Contemporary Music Festival. This insider’s visit into Havana’s world of intellectual music promises to be an unprecedented experience with our Cuban neighbors.

Concurrent with the patron tour, we will also offer a special ACF-member-only opportunity to be part of an artist delegation that will interact more closely with Cuban composers and musicians, participate in workshops and master classes, and have their music performed at the Contemporary Music Festival.  We hope to bring a US-based chamber ensemble to perform in the festival  as well – an extraordinary opportunity for artists of both countries.  The paid-for artist delegation will be limited to a small group of applicants who will be selected through a panel process over the summer.  Guidelines will be available in late April 2015.

We hope you will join us for this historic event. After 56 years of political conflict, there is no time better than now to lay a new foundation for composer relationships between two of the most musical nations in the Americas. This future is ours to be written. We invite you to join the American Composers Forum in creating a meaningful new relationship with the music community of Cuba.

Below is a PDF with detailed information about the patron tour. If you have additional questions about the patron tour, contact Sage Lewis at sagelewis@gmail.com . For more information about the artist-only delegation contact Patrick Castillo at pacastillo131@gmail.com .

Sincerely,

John Nuechterlein
President and CEO
American Composers Forum

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