Wild Rumpus Commissioning Project

February 2, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Wild Rumpus Commissioning Project

Deadline: February 15, 2014


Wild Rumpus is a new music collective dedicated to collaboratively developing works with emerging composers. We’re looking for submissions of portfolios for our third annual Commissioning Project. Commissioned composers will be invited to write a piece for our 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 seasons.

For us, the process of developing new work is just as challenging and fun as the final performance. Our members are available to consult with composers while they work, and in the months leading up to a concert’s deadline for scores, we hold reading sessions for the works-in-progress. We hope that selected composer(s) will be up for talking about the creation of their piece(s) on our website (in writing, audio, or video), helping us make the collaborative process something in which others can share.

In late 2014, we will fundraise for commissioning fees, set at $750 per composer, including (but not limited to) a Kickstarter project. Commissioned composers will be assigned a date in the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 season, and deadlines and reading dates will be set accordingly.