Each year, COT will invite one Emerging Composer to join the company for a two-year residency, to coincide with two COT production seasons. At any given time, there will be a total of two composers in residence – one in their first year and one in their second. All events, performances, rehearsals, and conferences attended will be followed by debrief/feedback sessions with the composers and COT leadership. Composers’ activities during their two-year participation in the program will be tailored to a given composer’s needs and re-evaluated regularly.
Cover letter explaining why the candidate feels passionately about dramatic storytelling and why they are interested in COT’s Vanguard Initiative program specifically
Detailed resume or CV, including any experience as a performer and any other experience related to opera
List of repertoire composed and performed, including performing ensembles
Sample scores, including examples of vocal writing and of instrumental writing for an ensemble of at least 7-10 players (some examples of writing for larger orchestral forces preferred, but not required). The inclusion of recordings or other materials as part of the application is accepted, but not required.
Contact information for 3-5 references
All materials should be emailed to email@example.com by December 1, 2021. If you have submitted materials in the past we encourage you to resend them with updated and current information. A stipend is provided to participating composers. The current stipend amount is $16,000 for the 9-month residency period, subject to funding renewal for future seasons.
Please visit www.cot.org for more information.
Deadline 1 December 2021