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The Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship in Music, 2018-19

 The Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship in Music, 2018-19
Summary:Song commission opportunity
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Date Posted: 21 December 2017
Details: Composers are invited to apply for the 2018-19 Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries. The Fellowship provides for a period of residence in Oxford and research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries which should act as a stimulus for the Fellow’s composing activity. The Fellowship also marks a collaboration with the Oxford Lieder Festival, one of the world’s leading song festivals.

Oxford Lieder will commission a significant new song or song cycle from the Fellow. The precise nature of this will be open to discussion, but it is anticipated that that the work will be 15-20 minutes duration, and a commission fee (in the region of £2,000) will be paid by Oxford Lieder. This will be for performance in the Festival in October 2019. In addition, there may be the opportunity to programme one or more of the Fellow’s existing works in other Oxford Lieder performances.

It is also intended that, during their tenure, the Fellow will join in the academic life of the University and participate in at least one lecture and one composition workshop, held jointly with the Faculty of Music.

Applications are open to all and composers at an early stage in their careers are encouraged to apply. There are no geographical restrictions, but note that it is the responsibility of any candidate who is invited to take up the Albi Rosenthal Fellowship to secure any necessary UK visa to enable the period of residence required in Oxford.

The Fellowship provides funds of up to £5,400 to enable a period of continuous residence in Oxford for three months, to be taken between October 2018 and April 2019.

The Bodleian Libraries’ music collections are among the largest in the country and contain printed music from the 16th century onwards and large numbers of music manuscripts from medieval times to the present day. The Oxford Lieder Festival is well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, attracting many of the world’s greatest artists (

The application deadline is 9.00am GMT, Monday, 12 February 2018 (extended from Friday 9, February).