announces the

Eighteenth International Summer Program in Composition

Prague, Czech Republic
July 18 - August 8, 2014

Ladislav Kubik

Ladislav Kubik is the recipient of 16 international music awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, distinction at the International Rostrum of Composers UNESCO, Intervision Prize, first prize in the International Franz Kafka Composition Competition, first prize in the NACWPI annual composition contest and second prize in the World Music Contest, Kerkrade, Holland. His works are published by Triga and internationally represented by Schott Musik International. His compact discs are produced by Col Legno and Neos.

Currently, he is a Professor of Composition at Florida State University. Prior to joining the FSU Faculty he taught at the Prague Conservatory, Charles University in Prague, University d'Orsay and the University of South Florida.

"Deep Music ....... meticulous craftmanship ....... boldly individual style."

Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

The CASMI International Summer Program was conceived as an intensive study in composition in Prague, a city of unique musical history and architectural beauty. During their stay in Prague, the participants are encouraged to compose a piece, review their compositions, and discuss various aspects of the creative compositional process.

Admission is open to persons currently enrolled at or graduated from conservatories, colleges and universities. Enrollment is limited to 14 participants. Professor Ladislav Kubik will give eight master classes and four individual lessons to each participant. He will also coach performances of the participants' works to be presented at public concerts.

Practice studios will be provided to enable continuous daily work. The concerts of the CASMI Program participants will be presented in the Concert Hall of the Antonin Dvorak Museum.

The participants will enjoy a sight-seeing tour of Prague, visits to museums and galleries, a bus trip to the castles Karlstejn and Krivoklat in Central Bohemia, and a boat trip on the Moldau River.

Double-room accommodation at the Kajetanka Dormitory of Charles University is included in the program cost, as well as three meals per day. Single-room accommodations will be available for an additional fee.

Optional Program:
On August 1-3, 2014 there will be a three day bus trip to Vienna, Austria. For this program an additional fee is required.

Program Cost: $3,280

This fee includes double-room accommodation, three meals daily, tuition and trips. Travel to and from Prague is not included.
A fee of $480 is required for an optional three day trip to Vienna.

Write a letter including applicant's name, address and phone number, the level of study (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate), and a brief description of music experience. Also indicate interest in the optional three day trip to Vienna. Enclose 1-3 scores and tapes, if available. A non-refundable application fee of $25 is to be paid to the Czech-American Summer Music Institute.

After being admitted to the program, applicants can secure their places by paying a deposit of $1,590. The balance of the program fee is to be paid on or before June 15, 2014.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2014

The applications and scores will be reviewed in the order they are received.
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I loved my time in Prague - it's a beautiful city and I had more fun and had a chance to do more creatively then I have had in a very long time.

Greg D'Alesio

Thank you for this great opportunity to study and interact with others from all over the world. It's a great experience that I'll remember forever.

Renee Arakaki

Ladislav, Congratulations! Another fine program. I appreciate your ability to recognize your students' compositional direction, your valuable insights into our music, and your encouragement in the development of our individual compositional voices. It is a pleasure to work with such fine musicians, and a thrill to walk the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Kevin March

This program is by far the most fun summer program I ever participated in. I loved feeling comfortable to speak honestly and deeply about all of our music; you nurtured an open, supportive environment which made honesty and deep inquiry possible. That too, is in my experience a unique strenght of CASMI.

Paul Swenson

Prague and the Institute provided for me meaningful musical experiences, new friendships and deep respect for Ladislav Kubik and his music.

Andrew Rindfleisch

I can't wait to come back to Prague...It's an excellent program!

John Kline

My second trip to Prague was much richer then the first. The music in our program was extremely inspired and full of excellent craftmanship. I am honored to have been a part of this group.

Georgina Genova

The CASMI program was a fantastic experience for me. The sessions with Ladislav Kubik were excellent. I feel I have taken another step in my growth as a composer.

Justin McCarthy

Thank you for providing my first opportunity to visit Europe. I found Prague to be a truly inspiring city. I appreciate all the comments you made about my music and I look forward to receiving your input on the remainder of the violin and piano piece.

Heather Schmidt

A truly Czech-American experiance - the best of both worlds.

Paul Baserman

Thank you for bringing me here. I learned a great deal from the things I worked on with you. I am very grateful for the musical bridges you've created. Bravo!

Michael Timpson

There is only a small percentage of composers in the world who have the talent and creative abilities that Ladislav Kubik has in his approach to teaching and composing.

Scott McAllister

Ladia, you are one of this century's great composers and teachers.

Charles Mason

I hope you realize your importance to all of us.

Eric Delson

One thing I've discovered through my participation in this program, is that it is the source of lasting friendships as well as an invaluable opportunity to work with a mentor of genuine genius such as Ladislav Kubik. Long may it last...

Ciaran Hope