Copland House announces CULTIVATE 2022, an annual, intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for composers in the initial stages of their professional careers. Six Fellowships are awarded to American citizens or permanent residents to participate in this week-long emerging composers’ institute, which takes place June 6-12, 2022. Fellows each compose one 5- to 7-minute, small-ensemble composition (any combination of clarinet, violin, cello, and/or piano), which serves as the core of their work at the institute. The week consists of daily sessions exploring and refining the new works with composer-clarinetist and CULTIVATE Director Derek Bermel and the Music from Copland House ensemble; informal discussion sessions with prominent music executives and arts leaders about practical, professional, and career matters; and final public presentation to premiere all of the Fellows’ new compositions written for CULTIVATE.

All composers must submit an online application which includes three representative works and recordings and a 1- to 2-page resume. For program guidelines, application, and further information visit or contact Copland House at:



Deadline 10 December 2021



December 10


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