The deadline for applications is July 1, 2017 (extended from June 15). All eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel of composers/musicians in August 2017. The panel will select one composer who will receive a $2,000 commission fee to compose a work for the choir, 8 to 12 minutes in length. It will premiere in our 2017/18 season, conducted by Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director. Composers who have received prior commissions from Melodia are not eligible.
A work for women’s choir and up to four instruments, to be performed by Melodia and an instrumental ensemble in 2017/18.
- A 1-2 page cover letter describing your background in music and composing, and why you would like to compose a piece for Melodia. In the heading of the letter, please include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
- MP3 files of two original works in contrasting styles; at least one of the pieces must be a choral or vocal work. MIDI files are accepted but not preferred. If files are too big to email, please submit a link to via Dropbox.
- Your résumé or CV.
Jenny Clarke, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: 2017 Composer Competition and your name
PRIOR COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS
Allison Sniffin (2006), Becca Schack (2007), Chris Lastovicka (2009), Christina Whitten Thomas (2011), Sally Lamb McCune (2012), Nina Siniakova (2013), Errollyn Wallen (2014), Hilary Purrington (2016)