Published by
Project 440

Selection Process

Email a Friend

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Photo: Larry Fink at Studio 535)

We start with 60 composers. In October we will announce 4 commissions. In the meantime, we want to hear from you! Who has moved you? Whose work have you found compelling? Who would you be interested in having compose for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's upcoming season? Let us know.

We want YOU in the decision-making process. Scroll through the composer profiles and audio. Let us know who you think Orpheus should commission and why by posting comments on the composer profiles. We will bring your ideas to the table, literally, as Orpheus goes through the selection process.

Here’s how it works:

We start with 60 composers, nominated by a panel of musicians, composers, and industry experts across the country. Then a Selection Committee—comprised of Orpheus musicians, executive staff, and previously commissioned composers—narrows down the candidates, taking your comments into account.

Round 1: 30 composers, announced August 2
Round 2: 12 composers, announced September 9
Round 3: 4 winners to be commissioned by Orpheus for the 2011-12 Season at Carnegie Hall, announced mid-October (details to come)