The application deadline has passed.
Through Faith Partners residencies, composers collaborate with consortia of faith-based communities in the creation of new sacred music. Consortia are located in both rural and urban communities and include congregations of different faiths. Each composer creates several new works, some for individual congregations and some that are shared by the entire consortium.
This unprecedented program seeks to reinvigorate sacred music and to reintroduce composers into religious settings where they have historically flourished. Participating congregations choose their resident composers from a pool of applicants, ensuring a happy marriage of style and outlook between the composers and their consortia.
Premieres of Faith Partners compositions have packed churches and synagogues, infusing congregations with newfound energy. Several congregations are continuing to commission new works with their own funds after the residency period has ended, indicating that the program has sparked a durable enthusiasm for new music.
Composer stipend: $10,000
Announcing the 2012 Faith Partners residency winners:
Menomonie, WI : Composer Linda Kachelmeier
- First Congregational United Church of Christ; 420 Wilson Avenue; Mark Pruett, Organist
- Our Saviors Lutheran Church (ELCA); 910 9th Street East; Michaela Gifford, Music Director
Morris, MN: Composer Jake Runestad
- Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA), 108 West 8th Street; John Kleinwolterink, Music Director
- The Catholic Church of the Assumption of Mary, 207 East 3rd Street; Linda Hodgson, Renew Choir Director
For a complete list of Faith Partners residencies please click here.
Who May Apply:
Composers within commuting distance of the host sites.
For more information contact: