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Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University - Concert Music Commissions

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June 01, 2015

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The Fromm Music Foundation aims to strengthen composition, the vital source of musical culture, and to bring contemporary concert music closer to the public. Our commitment to music as a living art has taken us in several directions, all focused on bringing about meaningful interaction among composers, performers, and audiences. Specifically, we have sought to influence the contemporary musical scene by: -Commissioning young and less-known composers as well as established composers -Sponsoring the annual Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard Concert Series -Co-sponsoring, together with new music ensembles, premiere performances of Fromm Foundation commissioned works

FROMM FOUNDATION COMMISSION

The Fromm commission is available for all types of compositions regardless of idiom, instrumentation, style, or the use of technology. Submissions in jazz, hybrid, electronic, or other idioms are welcome. To be eligible, composers must be citizens or residents of the United States. For these purposes, "residents" shall be deemed to include only lawful permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees, refugees, and nonimmigrants who have been lawfully admitted to, and reside in, the United States for a term of one year or more during the time of the application. Amount of Commission: $12,000 Awardees will receive an advance payment of $6,000 at commissioning, and completed scores are expected within three years of the award date. Should the commission not be completed, the composer will be requested to reimburse the Foundation for this advance payment. Final payment will be made upon receipt of an autographed copy of the score. In addition to the commission, an amount of up to $4,000 may be requested by the group performing the premiere of the commissioned work. These funds are available up to six years after the award date. Fee schedule for the subsidy of premiere performance of the commissioned work: Solo work - $1500 Duo - $2,000 Trio - $2,500 Quartet - $3,000 Five to seven performers - $3,500 Eight or more performers - $4,000

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES

To be eligible, composers must be citizens or residents of the United States. For these purposes, "residents" shall be deemed to include only lawful permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees, refugees, and non-immigrants who have been lawfully admitted to, and reside in, the United States for a term of one year or more during the time of the application. Composers who wish to be considered for a Fromm Foundation commission may apply by completing the online application form and sending the following materials by mail. Please put your NAME and ADDRESS on all materials. -one score (please indicate section to be reviewed) -one sample CD recording of the above score (please label and indicate the tracks that correspond to the score selection) -a one-page resume -ONE letter of recommendation and ONE letter of commitment from the performer/presenter. We do NOT accept email letters of recommendation. Letters can be sent with submission packet or under separate cover. -a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of materials (no materials will be returned without this). Please note: we cannot return any materials to countries outside the U.S. The postmark deadline is June 1, 2015 Commissions will be awarded in December. Materials not accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be discarded after the commissions have been announced. Please note: if you previously received a Fromm Commission, there is a fifteen-year waiting period (from the time it was awarded) before you can apply again. The commission is to create a new work and cannot be applied to projects that have been awarded other commissions or previously composed. The Fromm Music Foundation does not accept applications for composers from organizations. The composer must apply directly. Send your application and all inquiries to: FROMM MUSIC FOUNDATION Music Building, Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138
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To be eligible, composers must be citizens or residents of the United States. For these purposes, "residents" shall be deemed to include only lawful permanent residents, temporary residents, asylees, refugees and nonimmigrants who have been lawfully admitted to, and reside in, the United States for a term of one year or more.

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