The RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop will help composers widen their creative perspectives and hone their craft through open rehearsals with guest performers NOW Ensemble and Transient Canvas, and seminars with distinguished guest faculty composers Stacy Garrop and David Rakowski, as well as resident faculty composers Martha Horst, Roy Magnuson, Carl Schimmel, and Roger Zare. Invited participants will each compose a 5 to 10-minute piece for one of the guest ensembles. Each composition will be carefully rehearsed during the Festival, and will be premiered at a formal concert. Each composer will receive a recording of his or her piece. Professors Garrop and Rakowski and the resident faculty composers will also attend rehearsals, offering comments and suggestions. Participants will discuss their compositional ideas, techniques, and aesthetics with the faculty and other fellows. In addition, each student composer will have the opportunity to meet with the faculty composers individually or as part of group lessons or masterclasses. Each day of the Festival culminates in an evening concert featuring contemporary music performed by the guest ensembles or members of the School of Music faculty.