Khemia Commission Contest

Applications due July 1, 2022

$2,000 commissioning award + $750 travel stipend to attend premiere
World premiere during Khemia’s 2023-24 season

Khemia is seeking an enthusiastic composer to write a brand new 5-7 minute work for our full instrumentation:

  • Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Two Percussion, Optional Multimedia

The winning composer will receive a $2,000 commissioning award, a world premiere performance during our 2023-24 season, and a $750 travel stipend to attend the premiere. Upon selection, the composer will collaborate with us throughout the whole process—including the development, workshopping, and premiere of the work. Don’t know what Khemia is all about? Learn more about us here.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022
Notification: September 1, 2022
Score Delivery: May 15, 2023

There are no specific eligibility requirements. If you want to make music with us, please apply! The contest is open to composers representing all backgrounds, ages, races, and gender identities.


  • There is no fee to apply.

  • Contact Information

  • Composer Profile

    • Bio (250 words or less)

    • Link to website and/or SoundCloud (if applicable)

    • Narrative

      • What inspires you as a composer? (250 words or less)

      • What would this project help you achieve artistically? (250 words or less)

    • Work Samples

      • Two audio or video recording samples representing your best work (Any instrumentation is acceptable.)

      • Two score samples corresponding with your audio or videos recordings representing your best work

QUESTIONS? Please contact Chelsea at [email protected].