Opera Philadelphia Announces 4th Round of Composer in Residence Program

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to offer a fourth track in the nation's first comprehensive, operatic Composer in Residence program. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program provides professional development opportunities for today's most promising opera composers, selected on a competitive basis. Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2014.

The program, now in its third year, provides a highly individualized professional development path for today's most promising opera composers, fostering tomorrow's American operatic masterpieces through personalized creative development and intensive, hands-on composition opportunities.

"Over the past three years, the Composer in Residence program has quickly grown into a central element of our commitment to the creation of new operatic work and our deeply held belief in supporting composers with equal measure as we do performing artists," said David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia. "Opera Philadelphia, along with our partners Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group, thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its visionary support of such a comprehensive program to create future generations of great American opera composers."

This residency includes a yearly salary of $60,000 and benefits as well as substantial work and career development resources. Two years of the residency are funded, contingent upon appropriate progress, with the potential for a third year. This composer's term will begin on June 1, 2014.

A more detailed description of the residency program may be found at http://www.operaphila.org/composers.



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