Composing in the Wilderness 2019


DEADLINE TO apply was OCTOBER 15, 2018

How to Apply

Once you're ready, just click the button below to begin.  It is a two step process.  You'll provide some materials on the form, and then email us a few other things.

On the FORM:

  • Contact information (name, email, address, phone, etc.).

  • Which Composing in the Wilderness Adventure you'd like to apply for. You can apply for one or the other, or ask to be considered for both, but you can only be a participant for one of them.

  • Statement of purpose. You'll be asked to provide a statement that responds to the following prompt:

    • The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival seeks to awaken participants' inner artist; enrich lives by increasing personal and professional growth; and engage the spirit, intellect and energy in an empowering way. Share with us a statement explaining how this experience would do those things for you.

  • Summary of your fitness level and experience with backcountry activities.

  • Summary of any medical or dietary issues.

  • Acknowledgement: We ask you to acknowledge the following payment and refund policy:

    • In the event that you are selected, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Fairbanks, as well as the full registration cost of the workshop. You must make an initial payment of at least 20% of the total trip cost in November, and after February 1, this is non-refundable. The full balance must be paid in full by May 1, and no refunds will be provided after that date.

In the EMAIL:

Send an email to with the following materials. You can attach files or provide links to content online. Please limit attached file types to MP3, JPG, and PDF. Provide functioning URLs for all other content.

  1. Audio or audio/visual samples. Two or three representative works.

  2. Samples of your notated scores. One or two representative works. Does not need to match audio.

  3. Biography/CV/resume (whichever you prefer).

  4. A professional headshot. We will use this in our publicity in the event that you are chosen. Please send the highest resolution possible (preferably 300dpi).


Composing in the Wilderness has a strong history of embracing diversity, and we encourage applications from composers of all ages, nationalities, and styles.


Applications accepted through October 15, 2018.
Selected composers will be notified by November 1 at the latest.

Feel free to EMAIL US if you have any questions.

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