Bringing together contemporary American composers, both those who are established and those with careers in the making, the 2016 National Composers Intensive is a natural outgrowth of the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program and the 2015 NEXT ON GRAND: National Composers Intensive. These programs serve as models for the creation and performance of new music, which is at the very heart of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s identity.
The 2016 National Composers Intensive demonstrates the LA Phil’s commitment to the evolution of living music on a national scale, and supports new music from genesis, to creation, to commission, to performance.
The Intensive, available by application, invites 10 young composers to create works for acclaimed modern music collective, wild Up, converging on downtown Los Angeles September 27 – October 1, 2016. During the Intensive, participants will work with renowned composer and Director of the Composer Fellowship Program, Andrew Norman, and with Christopher Rountree, Artistic Director of wild Up, to rehearse and refine their works, observe LA Phil rehearsals, attend performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Additional faculty includes Ashley Fure, Sarah Gibson, Ted Hearne, and Kate Soper.
Following the Intensive, all participants will receive a professional recording of wild Up performing their work. Select participants will also have their work featured in a public performance as a part of the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella: FROM NOON TO MIDNIGHT, a marathon day of contemporary music performances.
Open to young composers (ages 18 – 30) currently studying in, or recently graduated from, a music composition program at an accredited U.S. college or university.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will cover round-trip economy airfare and room and board for all accepted composers.
All activities take place in downtown Los Angeles at or near Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Music Center campus. Invited composers will stay at a hotel within walking distance of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Meet the 2016 National Composers Intensive Participants
Meet the 2015 National Composers Intensive Participants