DISA will select up to nine pre-formed classical chamber music ensembles.
Groups should be 2-6 players.
Instrumentation is completely free.
The ensembles must be pre-formed in the sense that they have at minimum one 15-30 minute piece prepared, i.e. performance-ready, for their application and to present during DISA.
The ensembles needn’t have necessarily been together previous to their preparation for DISA, although a history of combined performance and/or the possibility of future performances is a strong benefit.
We encourage a diversity of linguistic backgrounds within the ensemble: in this community engagement and education work communication is paramount, in multiple languages.
Our emphasis is on musicians who are in the early stages of their professional careers, therefore we request that the average age of the group be 21-26 years old. Exceptions may be made.
Tuition is free. Please contact Brent if you would like to book low-cost accommodation in the residence halls at Stellenbosch University. Meal packages will be available at a low cost as well.