Rome Prize competition announces next round of fellowships

Posted on: August 8, 2011

The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for fellowships in eleven fields of study in the arts and humanities, including musical composition. Winners of the prize, underwritten in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, reside for six months to a year at the academy’s center in Rome, where they conduct independent studies and do research. The fellowships include room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend ranging for $14,000 for six months to $26,000 for eleven months. The deadline for applications is November 1. The most recent winners of the prize for musical composition are Sean Friar, who used his prize to write the Clunker Concerto, which was premiered in March by American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; and Lei Lang, who wrote a sextet co-commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music and Cicada Chamber Players, and a chamber concerto commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort. For more information, visit the academy’s website, call 212-751-7200, or send an email to

Posted August 8, 2011