The initial selection round will be anonymized. Please be sure
to label all work samples with a pseudonym. All of work sample
files you upload should be labeled with the pseudonym. Please
use only one pseudonym, and indicate it here on this
application form. Work samples must not include any indication
of the composer’s real name.
Application deadline: April 30, 2023
Application fee: none
Who may apply: no restrictions
Indicate which ensemble(s) you’d like to work with: Splinter
Reeds and/or the Empyrean Ensemble.
You’re welcome to submit for both categories. Please note,
however, that participating composers will only have one work
Please do not list your real name; this will allow us to
anonymize entries for the application review process. Please
draft a separate file (marked with your pseudonym) that gives a
short description of the piece you’d like to write, if you’re
selected to participate. This proposal gives you a chance to
think about what sort of project you’ll create, and to describe
how it might relate to your previous work.
(Optional) Diversity Statement
You may also include an optional diversity statement (marked with
your pseudonym). This statement will be considered alongside the
work samples you send us, as the panel selects participating
composers. The University of California Board of Regents has
published a policy on diversity statements. It states, in part:
“Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present,
and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences,
values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and
circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender,
age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual
orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and
geographic region, and more.” The
complete text of the policy is published by the UC
Please submit all application
materials electronically. In other words, please do not
submit physical copies.
Make sure your PSEUDONYM is listed as part of the file
name for all application materials. Please do not list your
real name; this will allow us to anonymize entries for the
application review process.