California’s Berkeley Symphony and La Jolla Symphony, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic will all participate in EarShot, the nationwide network of new-music readings and composer-development programs, during the 2013-14 season. La Jolla Symphony and Chorus will host the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute at UC San Diego on September 19 and 20, featuring readings and free performances of new works by Alan Chan, Tobin Chodos, Michael Dessen, Daniel Marschak, and Miya Masaoka, led by Steven Schick, La Jolla’s music director. Applications are still being accepted from composers who wish to participate in the three remaining EarShot Readings; submission deadlines are August 30 (Berkeley Symphony), October 11 (Detroit Symphony), and December 2 (New York Philharmonic). Among the mentor composers who will be working with composers selected for the Berkeley, Detroit, and New York residencies are Edmund Campion, Robert Beaser, Bright Sheng, Gabriela Lena Frank, Derek Bermel, Carman Moore, Christopher Rouse, and Steven Mackey. For more detailed information about EarShot, visit EarShot is a partnership of American Composers Orchestra, American Composers Forum, New Music USA, and the League of American Orchestras.

Posted August 6, 2013