2013-14 EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency

UPDATE: Applications for the next group of resident composers will open in spring 2014.

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

This annual residency is open to New York City composers; they are chosen by a professional jury.  Composers are given three months’ free suitable workspace in a cultural or community facility in the borough in which they live,  and a $1,000 stipend. Each composer must present or conduct a public program in cooperation with the host facility.

For 2013-14, eight NYC-based composers took residence in these four host facilities:

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

For further information, download the Residency Guidelines with the link below.

How to Apply

Information for the 2014-15 residencies will be posted here in April, and the application deadline will be in early June.

The following is the information for the 2013-14 program, which is closed. Program details may change for the coming year.


Email us at composersresidency@exploringthemetropolis.org or see our FAQ page.

The EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency program is funded by Consolidated Edison, The Amphion Foundation, Credit Suisse, the George L. Shields Foundation, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, AOH Foundation, DJ McManus Foundation, The Reed Foundation and individuals.The EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Office of Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn. 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 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