SF Conservatory and San Francisco Symphony extend application deadline for Emerging Black Composers Project

Posted on: December 18, 2020

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), San Francisco Symphony, and the President’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion at SFCM have extended the deadline to apply for their Emerging Black Composers Project to February 1, 2021. The Emerging Black Composers Project, launched earlier this year, will commission ten new works from early-career Black American composers over the next ten years. Each winning composer will receive a commissioning fee of $15,000 and artistic mentorship from Oakland Symphony Music Director and SFCM faculty member Michael Morgan, SFCM Music Director Edwin Outwater, and San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen. All applications will go through an anonymous review process by a committee led by Morgan, Outwater, and Salonen and including John Adams, Elinor Armer, Carmen Bradford, Anthony Davis, Germaine Franco, and Joseph Young. The first commission will be announced in spring 2021, with a world premiere planned for the 2021-22 season. Black American composers (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) who have completed a degree program in composition or music performance, or have equivalent experience, are encouraged to apply. The extended application deadline is February 1, 2021. For more information or to apply, visit sfcm.edu/EBCApplication.