Calling All Composers Ages 14–18: Opportunity at Carnegie Hall!

We just got wind of a new opportunity from Carnegie Hall for young composers!

The Carmina Burana Choral Project features 200 high school singers and 50 middle school singers from all over New York City with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by David Robertson. Carnegie is looking for three high school-aged composers to write new works for the chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. The winners will have their works premiered on February 5, 2012 at Stern Auditorium.

Benefits offered by Carnegie to young composers:

  • A chance to premiere a composition for chorus and orchestra at Carnegie Hall
  • Access to workshops and mentoring with professional composers
  • Rehearsals and premiere performance of a new 5–7 minute composition at Carnegie Hall with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, high school choirs, and conductor David Robertson

Applications due: June 1, 2011
Premiere: February 5, 2012

For more information or to apply, click here or call 212-903-9625.

The Carmina Burana Choral Project is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.