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Brian Israel Award

Awards of $750 to New York Early-Career and Student-Age
Composers for Concert Music Compositions

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Foundation / Corporation

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Society for New Music, New York Federation of Music Clubs

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Awards of $750 to New York early-career and student-age composers (ages thirty and up). These awards are intended to recognize and encourage promising New York State composers for compositions of concert music for one to seven performers, in any combination of instruments, electronic or digital instruments, and/or solo voices. Choral music will not be considered.

Please Note: A composer may submit only one work.

Each of the two prize-winning composers will be performed by the Society for New Music during the 2017-2018 season.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179713

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Two awards of $750 will be made. Also, each of the two prize-winning composers will be performed by the Society for New Music during the 2017-2018 season.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The competition is open to any composer currently living in New York State (students currently studying in New York State are eligible), born on or after May 1, 1987.

Composers must submit music that has not previously been performed by the Society for New Music.

Pre-Application Information:

Please Note: Submissions must be anonymous. The composer's name is not to appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, nor on any accompanying recording. Please identify the score by marking it with a pseudonym.

The funding decisions will be announced in June 2017.

Performance: Parts are the responsibility of the winning composers and must be available by September 1, 2017. The winning composers will each be expected to attend one rehearsal and the performance.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Only online submissions are accepted, through this link, and must be received no later than May 1, 2017:

For inquiries, contact Samuel Pellman, Hamilton College Department of Music, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York

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