Applications open for Detroit Symphony’s Lebenbom award for female composers

Posted on: September 28, 2018

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is now accepting applications for the tenth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers. The award is granted annually to a living woman composer, of any age or nationality, to recognize and support the creation of new orchestral works by women. The Lebenbom Award includes the commission of a new orchestral piece to be premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; a $10,000 cash prize; and a one-month residency at the Ucross Foundation, an arts retreat in northern Wyoming. Participants must submit a resume; a completed application form; sample scores of up to three completed works, including one scored for full symphony; and supporting audio and/or video representation of at least one composition, preferably the symphonic work. Submitted entries are judged by a committee formed by the DSO. Applications must be received by October 30, 2018. The winner will be selected by January 1, 2019. Visit for more information, or contact Catherine Miller (; 313-576-5475).

Posted September 28, 2018