IMPULSE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL is now accepting applications to its 2023 Summer Program for early-career composers ages 18+, who are able to participate in festival events during working hours Pacific Time.

Participants accepted into INMF’s 2023 Summer Program will compose (or bring) a chamber work to be workshopped and premiered by either the INMF Chamber Ensemble, or our resident ensemble, Brightwork, as well as participate in lessons, masterclasses, Evening Lectures and other festival events. The 2023 Festival will be in Hybrid format, with some events online and a weekend of in-person events in Los Angeles (See schedule below). Options to work with our Festival Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble-In-Residence, Brightwork Ensemble, as well as options for lessons-only program and auditors.


JULY 31 – AUG 11, 2023 | ONLINE
Composers participate in Lessons, individual Instrumental Workshops, and Evening Lectures online.

AUGUST 12 – 13, 2023 | LOS ANGELES, CA
Composers are invited to Los Angles to work in-person with the faculty and ensemble, including masterclasses, rehearsal of their composition, and a hands-on conducting workshop. Works will be recorded and premiered as a part of our streaming concert series in the weeks after the festival. We will do our best to provide a recording or video-conference for rehearsals of composers who are not able to be present in Los Angeles for those events.

$1275 – Impulse Fellowship Program
$1475 – Brigthwork Fellowship Program
$375 – Lessons Program
$150 – Auditor Program

Apply on our website:

Application includes basic personal and contact information, statements about why the applicant is interested in the program, and links to work samples.

QUESTIONS? Email Artistic Director, Brandon J. Rolle at: [email protected]

*Travel and/or accommodation costs for the In-Person weekend of events are not included in Tuition Fees, and are the responsibility of the participant.

Limited scholarship support is available to help with Program Fees and Travel expenses. Typically, roughly one-third of participants receive some amount of need-based scholarship assistance. All participants in the Impulse Fellowship and Brightwork Fellowship receive a small commission scholarship for the work they bring to the festival.