Ensemble-in-Residence Application

For each year’s Festival, one performing group is selected to be the Ensemble-in-Residence. The selected group performs a Feature Concert concluding the Festival including the premiere of a piece written for them by that year’s Composer-in-Residence, works selected from the International Score Call, and additional pieces of the ensemble’s choosing. The Ensemble-in-Residence also participates in an open rehearsal/reading of works by emerging composers during the Festival.

WCFH selects professional artists who inspire the next generation with their example of creativity, collaboration, and community.

The Ensemble-in-Residence typically receives a stipend between $2,000 and $3,000. When made possible by grant funding, this stipend may be increased. Travel costs are not covered; however, WCFH provides housing with local hosts when feasible.

Performers who would like to be considered for our Featured Performer for a future Festival can fill out our Ensemble-in-Residence Application.  Applications are accepted year-round but must be received by January 1st to be considered for the following three years. Ensembles who are not selected are eligible to re-apply after the third year. Applications are reviewed by a panel, typically comprising two composers and one performer.

Craft Ensemble, 2020-21

forty/sixty, 2017