Facilities for Composer Residencies

David Johnston

We are thrilled to announce the first two of our four host facilities for the upcoming Con Edison Musicians’ Residency: Composition Program.

For this program, composers apply for free workspace in a community or cultural facility for three months.  We also grant a stipend – set this year at $1,000 per composer. In return, the composer will give one free public program, in cooperation with the host facility.

And for 2011?  Queens composers will once again be able to apply for space at Flushing Town Hall, a remarkable Civil War-era building owned by the City of New York, and home of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. FTH boasts Steinway pianos, nearby parking and some available storage for composers.  Flushing Town Hall has hosted five previous residents and we’re very excited they have signed on again for this program.

Also returning for this round: Turtle Bay Music School.  This community music school is a gem, tucked away in a quiet area of midtown East Manhattan.  Their pianos are performance-quality, with nearby public transportation, and access during weekend hours. Turtle Bay will once again take two resident composers; one in the fall and one in the spring.

Applications and guidelines will be posted shortly, so sign up for our e-newsletter, or like us on Facebook to get up to date news.

We’ve got two more left to announce, so stay tuned.


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