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

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 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 313-576-5475).

Posted September 28, 2018

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