Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Meet the Composer - Commissioning Music/USA program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

To ensure that composers and their commissioners have the knowledge and resources to successfully complete their goals, Meet the Composer offers support through its Commissioning Music/USA program. This support takes the form of subsidized commissioning fees as well as technical assistance in managing the entire life-cycle of a commissioning project. Once a project is completed, Meet the Composer will make information on the commissioned work and the composer available to presenters and performers looking for new repertoire or new composers to commission.

The 2009 round of Commissioning Music/USA will consider applications for concert works, i.e. stand-alone musical works created by a single or collaborating composers and performable in a concert setting, in the following genres: chamber, jazz, orchestral, chorus, and solo works. Proposed works can be in any style and may be notated, improvised, electronic or any combination.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include a brief overview of 1) the work to be commissioned, 2) artistic merit of the composer, and 3) plans for performing the commissioned work.


Between $10,000 and $20,000 in support of the composer's commissioning fee and copying expenses.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

March 13, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at