VocalEssence and ACF announce 2011 Essentially Choral — Call for Scores
VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum (ACF)
announce a call for scores for the ninth annual Essentially Choral reading
session, a unique opportunity for
talented, emerging composers to write for voices and instruments. Through this program, Essentially
Choral seeks creative and innovative works in a wide range of styles and
provides a unique opportunity for talented, emerging composers to work with a
Up to five composers from Minnesota and
the five boroughs of New York City will be selected to have
their works-in-progress read by the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, a 32-voice
professional chorus directed by Philip Brunelle.
One of the selected composers may receive a $3,500 commission to write a new
work. The reading sessions will take place February 17-19, 2011 in
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
Essentially Choral affirms the commitment of
VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum to the work of today’s composers
and the performance of their music. The program is generously supported by a
grant from the Jerome Foundation.
Postmarked on or before Friday, October 22, 2010.
For information on how to apply, please visit 2011 Essentially Choral Guidelines.
For more information about Essentially Choral, contact VocalEssence
Director of Community Engagement Kimberly Meisten (612-547-1456, firstname.lastname@example.org).
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Craig Carnahan, Vice President of Programs, American
Composers Forum (651-251-2833, email@example.com).