Composers Helping to Advance Student Music
The purpose of CHASM is to further the development and performance of student works. The student run festival will promote communication both between student composers and between composers and performers.
CHASM is a one-day music festival created and run by student composers at Florida State University. Graduate students at FSU created the event as a means of getting new student works performed. Students from across the country are encouraged to submit works. Composers involved will have the opportunity to hear their works performed and meet other student composers and performers.
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Three concerts at Florida State University featuring a variety of student compositions.
All three concerts were held on March 1, 2008.
Student composers from around the country. Composers must be currently enrolled in a high school or university and, if selected, are required to attend the festival.
Composers submitted up to two works. All music was eligible for submission; there was no limit on instrumentation.
Electroacoustic works are encouraged. Playback can be utilized up to 5.1 through a laptop and DVD-A player. All other electronic equipment and non-traditional instruments will have to be provided by the composer.
The selection panel consisted of student composers and one faculty member from Florida State University. Works were selected first by merit and then by availability of performers. Composers were welcome to provide their own performers.