American Composers Orchestra seeks to identify and celebrate emerging American composers through its EarShot Readings program.
Each Reading typically includes two sessions with a professional orchestra, a working-rehearsal and a run-through performance. The performances are professionally recorded, and each composer is given a high-quality audio recording to be used for archival, study and portfolio purposes. Composers also participate in a series of professional development workshops covering such topics as promotion, score preparation, publishing, copyright agreements, and other career essentials.
Participant composers will work closely with a group of two or three mentor composers, a group that changes for each Reading.
There is no application fee. Travel and accommodations are provided, and composers will receive a recording of their work for archival and study purposes.
Composers selected are responsible for delivering professional-quality score and parts. Travel and accommodations will be provided.
Applicants must submit an electronic submission form, the orchestral score and resume. There is no application fee.
Before submitting an application, carefully review the eligibility and submission guidelines for each call. A complete submission must include the following:
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