Five composer and orchestra pairs have been selected through a peer review panel process to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year composer-orchestra residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This new iteration of Music Alive begins 2016-2017 and prioritizes collaborative work and immersive experiences for composers, orchestra musicians, artistic leadership, and community members. The five new Music Alive composer-orchestra pairings are: Lembit Beecher and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Anna Clyne and Berkeley Symphony; Stacy Garrop and Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra; Hannibal Lokumbe and the Philadelphia Orchestra; Jerod Tate and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. The composers in residence will be centrally embedded within their orchestras, and their roles will be incorporated directly into the orchestras’ operations, programming and curatorial decisions, and activities in their communities. Dedicated funding will be attached to the residency priorities, including workshopping, rehearsing, and developing new works or performing existing works by living composers; mentoring emerging composers through readings and other opportunities; and creating public access to the artistic process through open rehearsals, access to various media, and other points of entry.
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Posted December 21, 2016