Emerging Composer Commissioning Program


Submission period

Mon Jul 27 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Sep 2 at 4:59 AM UTC

Results date

Wed Sep 30 at 4 PM UTC


For composers over 18 years old
The New York-based Talea Ensemble is pleased to announce our inaugural commissioning program for an early-career composer in the 2020-21 season. Talea will commission the selected composer to create a work for the ensemble, to be premiered in March 2021 in New York City. We would like to work with a composer in the early stages of their career for whom this commission represents a significant professional opportunity.

We welcome applications from composers of all ages (18+), nationalities, musical styles and genres, and educational backgrounds. Composers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color, as well as women and and gender non-binary composers, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The selected composer will receive:
A commissioning fee of $1,500 for a new chamber ensemble work of 10-15 minutes, a $500 travel stipend to work with Talea in New York City and attend the piece’s premiere, audio documentation of the premiere performance, and promotional support.

Application due September 1, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

More info can be found at:
Link to application: :