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Musiqa Emerging Composer Commission Program

 Musiqa Emerging Composer Commission Program
Summary:Commission opportunity
Deadline: 15 August 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Musiqa is accepting applications for the Emerging Composer Commission program for the 2019-20 season. The program identifies promising artistic talent and provides performance opportunities with an innovative, contemporary music chamber ensemble.

The selected composer will receive:
• A commission for a 4-7 minute work to be premiered at a Musiqa performance — January 31, 2020.
• $1,000 stipend.
• $200 travel stipend.
• A professional audio recording of the commission.
The composer will be expected to:
• Attend rehearsal(s) and the world premiere performance.
• Speak at a pre-concert discussion.

• Self-motivated with a strong interest in contemporary music.
• A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music, preferably in music composition, completed within the past five years.
• Authorization to work in the United States.

Musiqa is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every facet of its operations including its curatorial practices. The initial judging round of scores and music will be done blind.we will make every attempt to judge submissions blind. Judges will not have access to composer demographic information or resume during the submission review process.

The following submissions are required to be considered for the Emerging Composer Commission.

• Two (2) anonymized scores or excerpts (PDF format only) with accompanying recordings (MP3 format only),
each under 5 minutes in length (MIDI files accepted; audio recordings preferred.)
• Resume or CV (PDF format only).

Applications and submissions must be received by August 15, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Selection of the composer fellow will be announced no later than September 15, 2019.

Musiqa will not retain any submission materials after the commission(s) have been awarded. All submission materials will be destroyed and erased from our servers and those of our vendors.