April 28, 2018

Summer 2018

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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.


July 8, 2018 — SELECTED COMPOSERS

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED COMPOSERS!

Jacob Rogers (top left), Molly Jones (top middle), Jordyn Davis (top right), Jherrard Hardeman (bottom left), Ben Willis.

First Concert on September 9!

 


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.

DCP Application Info

DCP Artists & FAQs


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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