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Detroit Symphony Orchestra New Music Readings for African-American Composers

 Detroit Symphony Orchestra New Music Readings for African-American Composers
Summary:Call for orchestral scores
Deadline: 11 October 2013
Date Posted: 30 September 2013
Details: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, and EarShot announce DSO New Music Readings to be held in conjunction with the DSO’s "Classical Roots" celebration March 9-10, 2014, in Detroit, MI. The Readings will provide up to four emerging African-American composers the opportunity to work closely with the nationally acclaimed DSO under the baton of music director Leonard Slatkin.

Composers will be selected for the readings on a competitive basis. The experience will include feedback from DSO musicians, Maestro Slatkin, and mentor composers Bright Sheng, Gabriela Lena Frank, Derek Bermel, and Carman Moore. In addition, professional development workshops with leading professionals in the field will be offered.

Composers selected will be responsible for delivering professional-quality score and parts. Composers will receive a recording of their work for archival and study purposes. Travel and accommodations will be provided.