The Workshop for Contemporary Music
The Workshop for Contemporary Music works as a course that brings students together from all of the school's departments: Instrumental, Vocal, Composition and Conducting. Its goal is to develop the students' abilities with an emphasis on the different challenges involved in the performance of contemporary music.
The repertoire performed in the workshop is devoted to three main categories: Contemporary works from the international repertoire, works that are already considered as "Israeli classics" and works composed by students of the composition department.
This last area adds a special dimension to the workshop: the joint work of performing and composing students fills the gap that is unfortunately so common nowadays, between the performers' world and the composers' one.
"New Music on Campus" has in recent years been the special concert series of the workshop for contemporary music. It has received high acclaim from the critics and is recorded constantly on "Kol Hamusica", the national classical radio station. The workshop is directed by guitarist and composer Ruben Seroussi.