About the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive
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.
Applications to the 2020 program are now closed.
2020 Program Information
NCI Director Andrew Norman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic invite composers ages 18-30 from all backgrounds to submit examples of their work to be considered as participants in the National Composers Intensive. The program will select six composers, who will have the opportunity to write and workshop a five-minute piece, collaborate with peers, and engage with professional composers. The program will culminate in a performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall during Noon to Midnight. Round-trip economy airfare, accommodations, and program costs are covered by the LA Phil.
Compose and revise a five-minute work for large chamber ensemble
Work with program director Andrew Norman to rehearse and refine their work
Have their work performed and recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Network with colleagues and professionals in the field
Attend performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Work with guest faculty
Receive a recording of their performance
January 19: Application Deadline
February 3: Successful Applicants notified
Spring: Composer Workshops
June 1-6: Residency in Los Angeles
June 6: NCI Performance at Noon to Midnight
Eligibility & Requirements
Open to composers, ages 18-30, currently living in the U.S.
The application requires the following:
Headshot - optional
Resume or CV - optional
Two work submissions represented by a score and an audio or video recording
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.