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Brian Israel Award

Awards to New York Early-Career and Student
Composers for Concert Music Compositions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Society for New Music (SNM) and New York Federation of Music Clubs

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Awards of $750 and $1,000 to New York early-career and student-age composers (up to age 30). Awards are intended to recognize and encourage promising New York State composers for compositions of concert music for one to seven performers, in any combination of instruments, electronic or digital instruments, and/or solo voices.

In addition to the monetary prize, each winner will receive a performance during the 2018-2019 season.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179713

Number of Grants:

One Israel/Pellman Prize and one New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize

Estimated Size of Grant:

SNM is awarding a $1,000 Israel/Pellman Prize, as well as the $750 New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize. Each winner will receive a performance during the 2018-2019 season.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The competition is open to any composer currently living in New York State (students currently studying in New York State are eligible), born on or after May 1, 1988.

Composers must submit music that has not previously been performed by the Society for New Music.

Choral music will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions must be received no later than May 1, 2018. The funding decisions will be announced in June 2018.

A composer may submit only one work and submissions must be anonymous. The composer's name is not to appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, nor on any accompanying recording. Please identify the score by marking it with a pseudonym.

Performance: Parts are the responsibility of the winning composers and must be available by September 1, 2018. The winning composers will each be expected to attend one rehearsal and the performance.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

For inquiries, contact Ben Salzman at

Hamilton College Department of Music
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York