Louisville Orchestra’s initial Creators Corps residencies go to composers Lisa Bielawa, TJ Cole, and Tyler Taylor

Posted on: July 27, 2022

Left to right: Lisa Bielawa, TJ Cole, and Tyler Taylor are the Louisville Orchestra’s first Creators Corps composers.

“Three artists are joining Louisville Orchestra for its 2022-2023 performance season as part of the organization’s new commissioning initiative called ‘Creators Corps,’ ” reports Stephanie Wolf in Monday’s (7/25) WFPL radio (Louisville, KY). “The orchestra named Lisa Bielawa, TJ Cole and Tyler Taylor as the first ‘Creators Corps’ cohort…. Bielawa, Cole and Taylor begin their residencies Sept. 1. Each will receive a $40,000 annual salary, health insurance, housing and a studio workspace …, plus access to the orchestra and [Music Director Teddy] Abrams. They’ll premiere work with the Louisville Orchestra throughout the 2022-2023 performance season…. Taylor, who lives in his hometown of Louisville, … called the residency ‘a dream job’ that would allow him to focus solely on his art and not have to juggle other work to make ends meet.… Bielawa is a composer, producer and vocalist. She … was the founding composer-in-residence and chief curator for the Philip Glass Institute at The New School’s College for the Performing Arts. [Cole’s] music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony and others. Cole is also a member of Twin Pixie, an electronic synth-pop duo.”