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Postgraduate course in Applied Composition – 2022/2023

Lisbon College of Music (ESML)


The postgraduate course in Applied Composition aims to provide up-to-date technical training in the field of music production, focusing on the fields of experimentalism associated with the multiplicity of practices inherent in contemporary Western art music and the diversity of means of production inherent to it. During the postgraduate course, students will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned faculty, Ensemble Recherche and Aleph Guitar Quartet.


Luis Naón (CNSMD Paris) :: composition
Rut Schereiner (CNSMD Paris) :: conducting
Alex Waite (HMDK Stuttgart) :: interpretation – piano
Michele Tadini (CNSMD Lyon) :: computer-aided composition
Ensemble Recherche :: ensemble
Aleph Guitar Quartet :: ensemble

Requirements for the Students

a) be present in all sessions;
b) compose a piece for piano (to be performed by Alex Waite: 5-10minutes);*
c) compose a short piece for a small ensemble that will be formed and conducted by the Postgraduate students (between 2-4 minutes);
d) compose a piece for Aleph Guitar Quartet (non conducted) (5-8minutes);*
e) compose a piece for Ensemble Recherche (5-8minutes);*

  • at least one of these pieces must include electronics or visuals/multimedia;


Duration: 1 year
Beginning of classes: Outubro 2023
Dates of the final presentation: 15 to 21 July 2024 (with Ensemble Recherche and Aleph Guitar Quartet)

Entry requirements

Priority will be given to artistic and technical training courses associated with Musical Composition, Musical Performance, and also courses related to the Performing Arts and Cinema.


Candidates must submit:

a) academic CV;
b) Professional CV (including portfolio with scores and recordings);
c) If the evaluation committee deems it necessary, an interview may be held.

600€ + administrative costs

Applications must be made through the academic portal, as well as enrolment.

If you have any questions, please contact Academic Services ( and the Postgraduate Coordinator, Jaime Reis (

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2023

1º semestre – 1st semester

Seminário de Composição / Composition Seminar 10 ECTS Luis Naón
Projeto de Música de Conjunto / Chamber Music Project 10 ECTS Rut Schereiner
Seminário de Composição Aplicada / Applied Composition Seminar 10 ECTS Michele Tadini

2º semestre – 2nd semester

Projeto de Composição / Composition Project 10 ECTS Luis Naón
Laboratório de Música de Conjunto / Chamber Music Laboratory 10 ECTS Rut Schereiner
Seminário de Interpretação Musical / Musical Interpretation Seminar 10 ECTS Alex Waite

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