Composers & the Voice Returns to AOP!!!

Hear ye, hear ye, come one, come all!  Composers & the Voice returns to AOP this fall!

It’s true, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

American Opera Projects is proud to announce the sixth season and reintroduction of our Composers & the Voice series, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  We will select 6 composers or composer/librettist teams for a year-long fellowship, working with the company’s Resident Ensemble of Singers and Artistic Team.  The primary focus of the series is to give composers and librettists extensive experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage.  Longtime Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood will lead the workshop series.

The 2011/12 series is being expanded to incorporate training for composers and librettists in acting, improv games, and libretto development.  Eight New Works Sessions will take place approximately every 4 weeks, and will focus on vocal writing.  An additional series of Skill Building Sessions will occur approximately every 2 weeks throughout the season.  There will be a total of 15 workshop sessions between September 2011 and April 2012.

AOP is encouraging applications from both composers working alone, and composer/librettist teams.  Composers and librettists applying jointly need not have prior collaborative projects.

Interested in applying?  Here’s what to do…

  • visit the C&V website, where you can pick up application materials
  • email us at with any additional questions
  • the application deadline is May 27, 2011

We hope to see you there!

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