Application Guidelines

Eligibility and
Application Instructions

The DMICS 2024 composition student program (July 31–August 11) is open to all composers, aged 18 and above, who identify as student or emerging composers.

To apply, submit your materials via the online application. Please send two representative scores in PDF format, preferably demonstrating familiarity with chamber music and/or vocal writing. Instrumental solos, art songs, and chamber pieces are all acceptable.

You must also submit recordings of each submitted score. Live recordings are preferable, but MIDI realizations are acceptable. In the online application, you have the option to upload an MP3 file, or submit a link to a streaming service or file hosting service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).

Please also submit a short musical resume or CV that includes your education, major teachers, and a list of compositions.

There is no application fee to apply to DMICS.

IMPORTANT: DMICS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The sole criteria for acceptance shall be the quality and suitability of the work submitted.

to Submit

March 15, 2024


Tuition includes

Tuition Cost



Attending DMICS was one of the best decisions I’ve made for my career thus far. From the knowledgeable and supportive instructors to the idyllic beachside locale, DMICS is like a vacation infused with personal and professional growth. Since attending DMICS, my skills have improved, my confidence has flourished, and I have made significant progress pursuing a graduate degree in music composition. I highly recommend this symposium for any young composer looking to make new connections and further develop their individual style and technique.”


It was a very nice time spent with other composition students, faculty composers, guests, and ensembles in residence in a very beautiful space and environment to let the ideas flow.”

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