Happy Composer Commission Project
Happy Composer Commission is an educational project to commission new choral pieces from composers in development.
Through Happy Composer, new composers will have the experience of creating a commissioned piece for choir with the guidance of composer Carlos Cordero.
CALL FOR SCORES
The call for scores is open to composers of any nationality, gender, age, or stage in their career. Preference will be given to those who have not had any choral music published (excludes self publish). Composer Carlos Cordero will help the selected composers to create a new piece for unaccompanied choir (2 to 4 minutes). Upon completion, each composer will be paid $50.
The best part: There is no application fee!
To participate you just need to fill this google form (https://forms.gle/hn4tyRo78BVsnkNb6) where we ask you for:
PDF + Audio (midi) recording
Upload up to 2 pieces
Bio or CV + Photo (headshot preferably)
List of works (PDF or Word)
Why do you want to be part of HCC?
Professional Reference (email)
If you have any question, please review the FAQ or email me to
Deadline: May 6th, 2019.
April: Call for scores (deadline May 6th, 2019).
June: Selecting 12 to create chapters.
July - August: Create the pieces.
September (2019) - September (2020): Premiere of works.
How can you help?
Every time we get $150 we can create a new chapter!
Donate money to our commissioning fund through paypal.
Why this project now?
Creative people are often challenged with self-doubt and lack of opportunities to show their work and learn from experience. Composers need to hear their music performed to learn.
As a new composer, I am lucky to have supportive mentors that continue to help me grow, but that’s not true for everybody. I want to be a colleague that encourages other composers to write more music, that listens and offers objective insights and constructive criticism, and to serve as a bridge between them and conductors/choirs.