Listen up, incipient women composers! The League of American Orchestras is calling for you.

Listen up, female composers!

The League of American Orchestras has launched a new initiative for women composers at the onset of their careers. Selected composer’s works will be performed by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra or the American Composer’s Orchestra in New York. Two participating composers will be chosen to receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 each, including a premiere of the commissioned work. The program is made possible by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation’s program of commissioning women in the arts.

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