Photo credit Caroline Tompkins
Photo credit Caroline Tompkins

Residency Dates: October 08, 2023 - October 28, 2023
Application Deadline: September 25, 2023

Recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (NY Times) and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out NY), Missy Mazzoli has had her music performed by the Kronos Quartet, LA Opera, eighth blackbird, the BBC Symphony, Scottish Opera and many others. In 2018 she became one of the first two women, along with Jeanine Tesori, to receive a main stage commission from the Metropolitan Opera, and was nominated for a Grammy award. From 2018-2021 she was Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and from 2012-2015 was Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia. In 2016, along with composer Ellen Reid she founded Luna Composition Lab, a mentorship program for female, non-binary and gender-nonconforming composers in their teens. In 2021 she was named Musical America’s “Composer of the Year”. Upcoming commissions include works for Opera Philadelphia, the National Ballet of Canada, Chicago Lyric Opera, and Norwegian National Opera. She currently teaches at the Mannes School of Music in Manhattan, and her works are published by G. Schirmer.


Residency Statement:

I am interested in working with dedicated, imaginative, curious musicians working in any genre. Applicants should be interested in expanding their creative practice through discussions, workshops, masterclasses and lots of unstructured creative time. Through these activities, we will foster community, develop skills and language with which to talk about our work and the work of our peers, and will discuss the broader cultural context of our art-making.

Application Requirements:

• Letter of Intent: please include residency goals, current approach and musical interests. You may also include non-musical interests or inspirations (optional). (.doc, .docx, .pdf file)
• Short Bio (.doc, .docx, .pdf file)
• Musical samples, 10 to 15 minutes total (.mp3 file(s))
• 1 or 2 musical scores, if these are relevant to your creative process (optional .pdf)

Residency Fee: Waived for this Residency (Includes weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.)

Applications Closed.

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