April 28, 2018

Summer 2018

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CALL FOR COMPOSERS!

APPLICATIONS DUE BY JUNE 8, 2018

 

APPLICANT GUIDELINES

  • Composers must reside in Michigan; Two of the four selected composers will be residents of Wayne/Oakland/Macomb counties.
  • Composers must be 30 years of age or under;
  • Applicants may be of any level of schooling or post-schooling;
  • Applicants must attend both rehearsals and the premiere (and ideally, our pizza party);

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

  • Completion of the online application inclusive of:
  • Short answers of why you’re interested in the project, etc;
  • Your preference for instrumentation of your work, if selected;
  • Two contrasting scores and recordings, preferably either or both an example of writing acoustic chamber music for 1-6 players;

SELECTED COMPOSERS RECEIVE

  • $400 Award;
  • Commission to write a 6-9 min. work for subset of 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Piano;
  • Premiere on September 9th at the Detroit Institute of Arts;
  • Audio Recording of the premiere performance;
  • Participation in 2 rehearsals with musicians and other selected composers;
  • Invitation to a pizza party.

 


This project aims to connect early-career, Detroit-area composers with musicians in their community. The September 2018 concert will feature six world premieres by artists that perform regularly in numerous Detroit-based ensembles. With support provided by the Michigan Council for Arts & Affairs (MCACA) New Leaders Program we are offering four commissions for composers to write a new chamber work for premiere on September 9, 2018 at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ historic Lecture/Recital Hall.

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Project Artists

Sonya Belaya, piano
Yuri Popowycz, violin
Kellen Degnan, cello
Michael Malis, composer/piano
Harriet Steinke, composer

 

This project is made possible with generous support from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs. 

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