Composers & the Voice : APPLICATIONS

AOP’s Composers & the Voice, a tuition-free training program, is a competitive two-year fellowship offered to composers and librettists. AOP welcomes applications from musicians OF all backgrounds interested in composing for opera and music theatre and seeks to present a group of fellows that represent the diversity of our community and country. Applications are reviewed and fellowships are selected by the C&V Artistic TEAM and a panel of industry professionals chosen with an emphasis on diversity.


American Opera Projects (AOP) is proud to announce the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2019-2021 season. The tenth cycle of the program will select 6 composers and up to 3 librettists for a two-year fellowship. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give composers and librettists extensive experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2021 SEASON WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 18, 2019.

PROGRAM AND APPLICATION DETAILS

AOP is encouraging applications from both composers and librettists working alone, and from composer/librettist teams. Composers and librettists applying jointly need not have prior collaborative projects. Please note: if a composer and librettist apply as a team, the panel reserves the right to select only one of the applicants for an individual fellowship.

AOP welcomes applications from musicians of all backgrounds interested in composing for opera and music theatre and seeks to present a group of fellows that represent the diversity of our community and country. Applicants need not have any formal music degree, though the ability to compose via the notation of scores is a prerequisite.

Applications are reviewed and fellowships are selected by the C&V Artistic Director, the Head of Drama and Head of Music, and a panel of industry professionals chosen with an emphasis on diversity.

There is no age limit for participation.

The fee for application is $50 for NEW APPLICANTS ONLY; there is no fee for participation. There is no stipend for selected composers or librettists.

All participants must be in New York City for all workshop dates.

For more information, call (718) 398-4024 or email info@operaprojects.org

The application deadline is April 26, 2019.

Notification of participants will be made by July 16, 2019.