2017 Program Information is Coming Soon!
Available by application, the LA Phil’s 2017 National Composers Intensive invites six young composers, 3 from the United States and 3 from Mexico, to create new works which will be performed live in downtown Los Angeles in mid-November 2017.
About the National Composers Intensive
Since 2015, the National Composers Intensive has brought together contemporary American composers, both those who are established and those with careers in the making. It is an outgrowth of the LA Phil's Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program.
The National Composers Intensive demonstrates the LA Phil's commitment to the evolution of living music on a national scale, and supports new music from genesis, to creation, to commission, to performance. These programs serve as models for the creation and performance of new music, which is at the very heart of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's identity.
For the 2015 and 2016 National Composers Intensives, participants wrote new works for acclaimed modern music collective, wild Up, and have had those works performed in venues such as the Regent Theater and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Past participants also received recordings of their newly-created works.
Past Eligibility & Requirements for Students applying from the U.S.
Open to young composers, ages 18-30, who are currently studying in or recently graduated from a music composition program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Application required the following:
- Biographical information
- Educational background
- Headshot (8" x 10" photo with minimum resolution of 300 dpi - PNG or TIFF preferred)
- Resume or CV (PDF, DOC, DOCX, or RTF only)
- 2 composition submissions represented by*
- Score (PDF only) - AND -
- Audio or video recording (MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, MP4, AVI)
*Note: submissions shall not contain any identifying information about the composer (e.g. composer’s name on score, composer identified in the video). Please remove or redact all identifying information. Materials which explicitly identify the composer may disqualify the application.
Meet the 2016 National Composers Intensive Participants
Meet the 2015 National Composers Intensive Participants