Berkeley Symphony EarShot Under Construction Readings

EarShot and The Berkeley Symphony Under Construction New Music Readings directed by Joana Carneiro will partner to bring four new orchestral works by emerging composers Sivan EldarB.P. HerringtonRuben Naeff and Nicholas Omiccioli.

In this, the “second round” reading session, composers will be their finished pieces after hearing the work-in-progress and receiving feedback from the conductor, mentor-composers, and musicians from Berkeley Symphony in February. At these readings, composers will receive artistic and career guidance from the Symphony artistic staff, orchestra musicians, and mentor-composers Derek Bermel (ACO Artistic Director), Edmund Campion and Robert Beaser.

Additionally, there will be a Career Development Workshop at The Osher Studios on Sunday May 4th from 12-4 (see schedule below). The workshop is FREE and open to the public. No reservation required. Walk-ins welcome.

12:00 – 1:00pm
Support Structures for Composers

Ed Harsh, President & CEO, New Music USA
1:00 – 2:00pm
Copyright & Commissioning Basics
Corey Field, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr, LLP
2:00 – 2:45pm
Be Prepared: Guide to Professional Score & Parts Preparation
Noah Luna, Executive Director, Beauty in Cacophony Press

2:45 – 3:00pm        coffee break

3:00 – 4:00pm
Reality Check: The Real Way Orchestra Programming Gets Done (and how to get in on it)
Joanna Carneiro, Music Director, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Rene Mandel, Executive Director, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Cindi Hubbard, EarShot Project Manager
Ed Harsh, Moderator


May 4, 2014

7:00 PM
Cost: $10
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Career Workshop:

May 4, 2014

1:00 – 4:00 PM

FREE and open to the public

No reservation required. Walk-ins welcome.


The Osher Studio
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA