Congratulations to the eight composers selected for a $12,500 grant from Opera Grants for Female Composers!
Opera Grants for Female Composers supports the development of new operas by women, to individual composers and to opera companies producing their work.
“Opera Grants for Female Composers is a two-year project, with a different focus each year. In this first year, Discovery Grants identify, support and help develop the work of female composers writing for the operatic medium, raising their visibility and promoting awareness of their compositions. In addition to financial assistance, grant recipients will be introduced to leaders in the field through a feature in Opera America Magazine, and at future New Works Forum meetings and annual conferences. Supported works will be considered for presentation as part of the New Works Forum in January 2015 and New Works Samplers at future annual conferences.”