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 PREMIERE|Project Festival
Summary:Choral opportunity
Deadline: 01 February 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: Hey, you! We want to commission you. Launching in Summer 2018, our inaugural PREMIERE|Project Festival will provide selected composers with a remarkable workshop-commission experience by offering in-depth seminars, mentoring sessions with renowned composers, and interactive rehearsals with a choral ensemble.

What is the PREMIERE|Project Festival?
A composer's dream destination: Imagine a place where you could come to finalize a composition in a workshop setting with a chorus, talk about the business side of living as a composer, learn with renowned composition faculty, receive a commission scholarship for the completed work, have the work premiered, and establish a distribution deal with a music retailer. In less than a week. Welcome to PREMIERE|Project.

I'm Interested. What's the Criteria to be a Composition Fellow?

The criteria for Composition Fellows is simple. We don't like trying to sort composers by "emerging" or "emerged." Rather, if you consider yourself a learning composer regardless of age or career status, PREMIERE|Project is the place for you. The application requirements are:

A portfolio of three compositions, at least one of which must be for chorus.
Recordings for all three works (at least one of which must be a live performance; MIDI recordings are okay).
A list of prior works and performances.
A biography and resume.
A statement for the piece you intend to write or complete as part of the PREMIERE|Project Festival.
You must come to the PREMIERE|Project Festival with an unpremiered work that is in progress, near completion, or a finalized work in draft form which you are willing to potentially adjust in the workshop setting. In addition, you must complete the composition within the PREMIERE|Project Festival timeline to receive its world premiere.
The composition must be for SATB chorus (with or without divisi) and appropriate for high school, collegiate, or professional chorus. The work may either be a cappella, with piano accompaniment, or with a solo accompanying instrument.