VocalEssence ReMix

VocalEssence ReMix encourages break-out musical artists—whether you sing in a rock band or play classical music—to write for voice.

VocalEssence ReMix offers talented, emerging composers/songwriters the opportunity to have a nine-month one-on-one composer mentorship as they each write two choral works, suitable for an inter generational choir comprised of: an octet of professional singers, high school students, and senior adults. Completed works may be for voices with or without instruments, which may include acoustic, amplified, western, world, electronics, or even turntables! Singers from VocalEssence ensembles will premiere works during the 2019-20 season. Through this program, VocalEssence ReMix encourages the creation of innovative works in a wide range of styles, while providing the artists with:

  • a mentorship with renowned composers Libby Larsen, Carol Barnett, J. David Moore or Timothy Takach
  • a performance by VocalEssence singers
  • access to an audience who may want to perform your music
  • possible publication through VocalEssence Music Press


Complete the online application. Applications for the 2018-2019 VocalEssence ReMix Program are closed.

More Information

To learn more about VocalEssence ReMix, watch this video featuring Dessa and Remix Composer-Mentor Timothy Takach.

VocalEssence ReMix is a collaboration between VocalEssence, the American Composers Forum and the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.  For more information, please contact G. Phillip Shoultz, III at gps@vocalessence.org or 612-547-1453.

Special Thanks

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.