Wed, June 9- Wed, June 16, 2021- Baton Rouge, LA

Four Corners Ensemble is excited to announce our residency at the Collaborative Piano Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

4CE will be the ensemble-in-residence at the Collaborative Piano Institute from June 9-16, 2021, located at Louisiana State University campus. We will be offering 2 unique programs that work in conjunction with each other and the Collaborative Piano Institute, with in-person and virtual participation options available. Both the Composition and Instrumental Programs provide focused, individual instruction, collaborative opportunities, as well as lecture and group classes on many topics. Members of 4CE will work with composition students, perform new works, and play alongside instrumental participants in recitals. Our program is designed to foster open conversation and collaboration between performers and composers, including the opportunity for premiere performances.


  • Dates: Wed, June 9- Wed, June 16 2021

  • Apply by: May 1st ($55 application fee)

    • ​Late application fee- $100 (by May 15th)​​

  • Tuition: $500 in-person, $400 virtual only

    • Tuition is all-inclusive of weekly lessons, coaching, lectures, and all classes and masterclasses.

  • Room & Board: TBD (in-person only)

    • Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot guarantee at this time room and board at the LSU dorms. Therefore, participants will be supplied with a list of possible affordable accommodations in Baton Rouge, and will be responsible for finding their own food (accommodations might include a kitchen).

  • Hybrid format: Students may choose to participate either virtually or in-person (formats will vary)

Program Details

  • Work with composer-in-residence Shuying Li and ensemble-in-residence Four Corners Ensemble

  • Ample time to compose in a relaxed environment 

  • Work with distinguished guest composers and musicians

  • 4CE will perform one piece by each student composer

  • Colleagues from within the Festival will be organized to perform a selected work in the Emerging Artist Series concert

  • The program will provide the following:

    • Private Lessons​

    • Masterclasses

  • Student performance opportunities include:

    • Masterclasses​

    • Emerging Artist Series

    • 4CE Faculty Concert

  • Special workshop- “Extended Technique and Notation” will be an open discussion between performers and composers


Submit the required application (linked here) and two representative works. Applicants to CPI’s Composition Program will be asked to submit 2 representative scores (including graphic, aleatoric, and/or written performance instructions) and audio recordings, which are to be no longer than 20 minutes in combined duration. Single movements or excerpted scores and recordings may be submitted. Both acoustic and electronic/electroacoustic submissions will be accepted for adjudication.

Age Requirement

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before June 10, 2021. There is no upper age limit for composer applicants.

The CPI Composition Program encourages applicants from all walks of life and encourages diversity and inclusion amongst our participants and faculty.

Covid-19 Safety Policies

All participants will be required to abide by the Collaborative Piano Institute’s Covid-19 safety guidelines, which will include wearing masks and social distancing. More details to follow.