The Composer Lab & Workshop is open to composers who:
Submissions for the Composer Lab & Workshop must meet the following requirements:
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A panel of adjudicators will evaluate all submissions and announce the 2019 class of Nashville Symphony Composer Lab fellows by April 19, 2019.
The selected composers will be expected to submit performance materials to the Nashville Symphony library by May 31, 2019. The cost of preparing, printing, binding and mailing materials is solely the responsibility of the composer.
Fellows will visit Nashville September 3-5, 2019, to attend the Composer Lab & Workshop. During their stay in Nashville, participants will have the opportunity to meet with Nashville Symphony staff, conductors, principal players, community partners and music industry professionals. Fellows will also receive mentoring from Workshop Director Aaron Jay Kernis. One or more works may be chosen from the Composer Lab & Workshop to be performed on a future Nashville Symphony program.
The Nashville Symphony will provide all Composer Lab & Workshop participants with airfare, hotel accommodations and a $1,000 stipend to underwrite the expense of printing scores and orchestral materials.
In collaboration with Copland House — the award-winning creative center for American music based at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home near New York City — one participating composer may also be selected for a coveted Copland House Residency Award, a fellowship at Copland House’s CULTIVATE emerging composers institute, or a performance by the Music from Copland House ensemble.