The Young Concert Artists Composer Program
Every two years after a rigorous selection process, Young Concert Artists chooses a Composer-in-Residence. The winner of the search joins the YCA roster, and is awarded two $5,000 commissions from YCA, to be written over the course of a two-year residency, and at least three years of career management. YCA promotes the composer’s career and develops opportunities for performances of existing works, new commissions, as well as residency programs with orchestras and new music institutions nationwide. Throughout their tenure, resident composers benefit from YCA’s connections with the industry’s managers, publishers, concert presenters, conductors of major orchestras, and financial supporters, as well as its long-standing reputation for discovering and furthering the careers of extraordinary young artists.
The 2021 Composer-In-Residence Search
“Where are the new composers? Right here.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES