Copland House CULTIVATE 2013 Fellowship

Friday, February 8, 2013

Copland House announces CULTIVATE 2013, its new, annual, intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for American composers in the initial stages of their professional careers.

Six Fellowships are awarded to young American citizens or permanent residents in the earliest stage of their professional careers. Fellows then participate in a weeklong emerging composers’ institute, which takes place June 3-10, 2013 at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and at the historic Merestead estate, near New York City. 

Fellows each compose one 5 to 7-minute, small-ensemble composition (any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and/or piano), which serves as the core of their work at the institute. 

CULTIVATE consists of daily individual and collective sessions exploring and refining the new works with composer-clarinetist and program director Derek Bermel and the Music from Copland House ensemble; informal discussion sessions with prominent music executives and arts leaders about practical, professional, and career matters; and a final public concert and live recording of all the Fellows’ new compositions written for CULTIVATE. 

All expenses (round-trip transportation within the continental U.S., session participation, accommodations and food) are covered. Composers must submit a CULTIVATE application form (downloadable), three representative works and recordings and 1 to 2-page resume. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 8, 2013. 

For program guidelines, application form, and further information, please visit