Many orchestras solicit scores from composers in their search for new material MusicaNova’s Composition Fellows Program goes well beyond that, and its composer education and intensive, hands-on mentoring may be unique world-wide.
After identifying exceptional works that resonate with MusicaNova’s mission to play the finest new music, our Music Director works with the composer to prepare their score for performance. We then invite the composer to attend orchestra rehearsals in Phoenix to work directly with the Music Director and professional musicians to further refine the piece before performing the world premiere at an orchestra concert.
In its first three years of operation, the Composition Fellows Program has welcomed seven emerging composers, including four women and three men. Composers are natives of the USA, Indonesia, Singapore, and Canada, and are studying at some of the finest universities and conservatories in North America. We’ll add three more in the 2017-2018 orchestra concert season.
MusicaNova’s educational outreach and collaboration program, in place since the orchestra was founded in 2003, uses three simple practices to ensure effective interaction with our educational parners:
The MusicaNova Orchestra is Artist-in-Residence at Tempe High School during the 2017-18 season and school year.