The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is offering a studio residency at the Lincoln Street Studios, Rockland, Maine with a $1000.00 a month stipend. It is important to the Foundation that the studios be occupied, therefore applicants need to be in a reasonable driving distance to the location.

Residency is for six months begining September 1, 2018 ending February 28, 2019

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award

The vision of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is to encourage, expand and sustain the courageous and imaginative dialogue that is fundamental to the arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation celebrates the value of art to transcend cultures and engage with diverse communities. Through its programs, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation supports the exploration of the common ground that art occupies, the way it engages people, and its ability to reveal our shared human experience.

To that end and in honor of David Ellis and Joan Beauregard’s love of music, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is offering a $20,000.00 Composer Award for the creation of a new work. The work will be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in their 2020-21 season at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, Maine and receive a recording of the performance.

Jurors are:

Nico Muhly, composer, Gabriela Lena Frank, composer and David Alan Miller, conductor.

The sole criterion is artistic excellence.

Eligibility:

The competition is open to composers who currently live in the United States, ages 18 and over. Composers may be in any stage of their careers. Applicants who are or will be students enrolled in degree granting programs are ineligible

To apply please submit:

  • A musical CV/resume or bio.
  • Two representative scores (PDF) and corresponding recordings (mp3 files or links). At least one of the two works should show the applicant’s ability to write for orchestra.

Applications accepted through submittable.com beginning June 3, 2019. 

Application deadline is August 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the end of October 2019.

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation