Summer 2018 Selected Composers

The Detroit Composers' Project inaugural call for composers received over 20 applications from highly-qualified, talented composers currently living and writing in Michigan. The selected composers will be writing NEW WORKS for premiere at the Detroit Institute of Arts on September 9, 2018. 

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

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Call for Scores: Summer 2018

MAY 11, 2018 - This new collaboration 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 & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) New Leaders Program we are offering four commissions for composers to write a new chamber work for premiere in September 2018 at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Rivera Court.


PROJECT TIMELINE | SUMMER 2018

MAY 11 - Applications open for composers

JUNE 8 - Close applications

JUNE 18 - Selected composers notified, assigned instrumentation

AUGUST 12 - Final scores/parts due

SEPTEMBER 4-8 - Two rehearsals with all participating composers and musicians

SEPTEMBER 9 - New works premiered at Detroit Institute of Arts


CALL FOR COMPOSERS! APPLICATIONS DUE BY JUNE 8




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 our September 9th concert by our ensemble;

  • Audio Recording of the premiere performance;

  • Participation in 2 rehearsals with musicians and other selected composers;

  • Invitation to a pizza party.

The September call, commission, and performance was made possible by the generous support from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.