Residency Dates: 02/16/2020 - 03/07/2020
Application Deadline: Sunday 09/15/2019

Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy winner, is one of the most performed living American composers working today. She is the recent recipient of Northwestern University’s Nemmers Prize and the UT Austin EM King Award. Previous honors include the Guggenheim, Koussevitzky, and Pew Fellowships, as well as two awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Commissions have come from a wide range of performers: from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony, to The President’s Own Marine Band; from the Tokyo String Quartet to Eighth Blackbird, as well as individual artists such as singer Thomas Hampson, violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist, Yuja Wang. Her first opera on Charles Frazier’s book, “Cold Mountain”, was commissioned by Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, NC Opera, and Minnesota Opera; it has been a resounding success, selling out all of its runs and winning the International Opera Award. She makes her living from commissions and serves as composer in-residence with various orchestras throughout the country. Her works are recorded on over 60 CDs. She holds the Rock Chair in Composition at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

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Master Artist Statement:

I look forward to working with the Associate Artists in discussions about Making a Life as an Artist, Making a Piece, Making a Career, and Making the Business-­‐Side of Art Work. Bring your music, yourself, your anxieties, and your dreams.

Application Requirements:

Your materials may be submitted in any of the following file formats; mp3, .doc, .docx, .pdf). Please, no more than 5 mb per file.

To be considered, please include the following items…

1. Two contrasting works:  scores and recordings (if possible) Recording should be MP# files.

2.  Brief Resume or Bio.

3. Letter of Intent: describe what you would like to either work on and/or get out of this residency

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25  Click here to Apply!

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