Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Announcing 2009 Jerome Composer Commission Program details

Application deadline: Saturday, August 1, 2009 (postmark)

The Jerome Composers Commissioning Program (JCCP) supports the creation of new musical works by emerging composers, composer/performers, improvisers and sound artists. JCCP helps towards the cost of the creator's commissioning fee. A composer applies in conjunction with a performing organization (which may be any soloist or group, not necessarily a non-profit organization). Alternatively, composer/performer/improvisers who play in their own work apply in conjunction with a venue or presenter (e.g., school, theater, gallery, festival, etc.).

JCCP welcomes applications in all musical genres, including jazz, experimental, classical, improvisation, sound-art and international styles, and seeks to expand new-music culture beyond the traditional settings.

Composers residing in Minnesota or in the five boroughs of New York City may apply with performers based anywhere in the world. Composers residing elsewhere must work with Minnesota-based partners and present the work in Minnesota. Similar geographic restrictions apply for composer/performers applying in conjunction with a presenter. All applicants may also consider forming a consortium to include Minnesota participants.

JCCP guidelines and application form are available at http://www.composersforum.org/programs_detail.cfm?oid=11461&section=commissions

For more information about this program contact Craig Carnahan
651.251.2833 (p)

This program is funded by a generous gift from the Jerome Foundation.