Five New Music Alive Residencies Embed Composers in Orchestras & Communities

Five composer and orchestra pairs have been selected through a peer review panel process to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year composer-orchestra residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA.

“Music Alive is driven by a belief in the power of new work,” said New Music USA President and CEO Ed Harsh. “These new residencies will demonstrate even more powerfully than ever before the role that collaboration with living artists can play in vitalizing orchestras’ connections to their communities.”

The five new Music Alive composer-orchestra pairings are:

Lembit Beecher and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Anna Clyne and Berkeley Symphony

Stacy Garrop and Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Hannibal Lokumbe and The Philadelphia Orchestra

Jerod Tate and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

This new iteration of Music Alive begins 2016-2017 and prioritizes collaborative work and immersive experiences for composers, orchestra musicians, artistic leadership, and community members. Music Alive hopes to demonstrate—through active partnership with the participating residency pairings—the power and value of living composers working at the center of American orchestras.

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