March 2019 marks Sarasota Orchestra’s first EarShot residency. Alongside the readings of emerging composers’ works, the Sarasota Orchestra will perform the chamber music of the mentor composers: Chinary Ung, Laura Karpman, and Robert Beaser. Sarasota Orchestra will introduce its musical community to a variety of contemporary music styles through these readings and performances.
Call for Scores
Applications for composers are open now. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2018 at 11:00pm. Learn more and apply now >>
EarShot, an initiative of American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in partnership with American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA, is the nation’s first ongoing program for identifying and promoting the most promising orchestral composers on the national stage. ACO’s artistic and administrative staff collaborates with participating orchestras, assisting with planning, program design, and execution. EarShot residencies include mentorship from the most accomplished orchestral composers in the country, orchestra readings, and musician and conductor feedback sessions. The program is customized to each host orchestra’s aesthetic, demographic, community, and educational interests.
American Composers Orchestra seeks to identify and celebrate emerging American composers through its EarShot program.