White Snake Projects Call for Artists: Sing Out Strong

SING OUT STRONG: Remembered Voices 

White Snake Projects is excited to announce the fifth commissioning Call for SING OUT STRONG, a community-based project that sets stories to music on activist themes to amplify underrepresented voices. In 2019, we launched this song series with SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices. In 2020, due to the Covid-19 virus, we took these concerts online for SING OUT STRONG: DeColonized Voices and SING OUT STRONG: Essential Voices to great acclaim.

White Snake Projects has curated texts written by people who’s lives have been affected by the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19. We are seeking to remember and honor the lives of those who have battled COVID-19 by commemorating their spirits through song.

To apply, please fill out the online form here: https://forms.gle/gSgzp1eN8queZGFC9

  • Composers, please submit two (2) links to recorded samples of your work on hosted audio or video on sites like YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. Studio-quality recordings are not required. Due to the ongoing pandemic, SOS: Incarcerated Voices will be a virtual concert.  Please bear that in mind when composing your piece.  Musical Forces:  Piano, cello and Soprano or Baritone. Length: 2-5 minutes of music.
  • Any questions, email us at info@whitesnakeprojects.org with SING OUT STRONG: Remembered Voices, as the subject.
  • The applicants selected will be paid an honorarium.
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2021. Selected writers and composers will be notified by mid December, 2021.
  • Final songs are due January 30th, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE:  SELECTION AS AN SOS COMPOSER DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR WORK WILL BE PERFORMED OR PRESENTED BY WHITE SNAKE PROJECTS.

White Snake Projects is an activist opera company founded and led by an immigrant woman of color. We’re committed to integrating social activism with original opera, partnering with other activists to cross-promote important social issues and opera, and redefining how opera is made by involving young people from our community.  There is no better way to bridge the chasms of race, national origin, and gender than through a reimagined art form combining cutting edge technology, music, theater, and dance. We kicked off our ambitious strategy with Ouroboros Trilogy, a trio of grand operas, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Madame White Snake, in September 2016 and continued with REV. 23 (2017), PermaDeath (2018), I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams (2019), Alice in the Pandemic (2020), Death by Life (2021), and A Survivor’s Odyssey (2021).