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
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);
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
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.