The Flute New Music Consortium is thrilled to announce the FNMC Composer Mentorship Program. This exciting new initiative will provide a BIPOC or LGBTQ+ composer with a $1,000 stipend, regular mentorship from FNMC community members, and high-quality recordings from live performances of the resulting works.
This mentorship program is open to composers who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Interested composers should provide a PDF of two scores and accompanying audio (MIDI is acceptable!) that demonstrate their overall compositional style. At least one of the works should demonstrate the composer’s woodwind writing.
Applicants will submit a 2-3 minute video introducing themselves. What brought you to composition? What composer(s) is/are your biggest inspiration(s)? What excites you most about writing for the flute? We’d like to get to know you a bit.
Applicants will be asked for the names, emails, and phone numbers of two personal references who can speak to their professionalism, communication, and organizational skills. Please let the references know to expect an email from us during the evaluation process.
Finally, composers should submit a brief written description of an idea for a solo flute work.
This mentorship program does not have an age limit, but is intended to provide support for composers who are in the early stages of their profession. As such, previous FNMC commissions or composition competition winners are not eligible.