EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency


UPDATE: Applications are now CLOSED for the 2016-17 EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency. The deadline was Monday May 2, 2016. We have announced the awardees for this year’s residencies.


Download 2016-17 Application (PDF)

Download 2016-17 Guidelines (PDF)


EtM is committed to resolving the workspace needs of the performing arts community in New York City. The EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency was created to provide free, long-term studio space to composers who are in need of a dedicated workspace outside of their home.

Since 2009, EtM has administered the EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency, a program which grew out of our 2008 study, “Where Can We Work?” (PDF).

The EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency has supported more than 60 composers, providing them with more than $500,000 worth of no-cost rehearsal space and cash support.  In addition, EtM has provided more than $70,000 worth of support to NYC’s nonprofit cultural and community centers to maximize their space usage, and supported more than 50 free public programs for New York City audiences. 
Previous EtM Composers-in-Residence have gone on to win awards, recognition and commissions from the Pulitzers, the Jerome Foundation, the Kleban Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, New Music USA, ASCAP Plus, the Prototype Festival and American Lyric Theater.

This annual residency is open to New York City composers. Five composers, chosen by a panel of music professionals, receive a stipend and six months of free suitable workspace in a cultural or community facility. Each composer must present or conduct a public program in cooperation with the host facility.

For 2016-17, five NYC-based composers will take residence in these five host facilities:

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Brooklyn
Bloomingdale School of Music, Manhattan
Turtle Bay Music School, Manhattan
Flushing Town Hall, Queens
Queens Museum, Queens


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The EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency program is funded by Consolidated Edison, the George L. Shields Foundation, AOH Foundation, DJ McManus Foundation, The Reed Foundation and individuals. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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“This is such a magical program, thank you so much for having us be a part of it!!” – Ellen Kodadek, Executive & Artistic Director, Flushing Town Hall