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Since 2015, the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive has brought together contemporary American composers, both those who are established and those with careers in the making. 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.

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2021-22 Program Information

The next iteration of the National Composers Intensive will be reserved for the composers selected to participate in the 2020 program, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, we will not be accepting applications in the 2021-22 season.


Watch & Listen

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down concert halls, the 2020 participants in the NCI worked with LA Phil musicians remotely to create new works intended to be performed and recorded safely at home by a single instrument. Watch their work here

2019 NCI participant composer, Kelley Sheehan

People of NCI

2020 Faculty