Emerging Composers Partnership

TCP Emerging Composers Application

The goal of this project is to connect composers at an early stage in their career with professional performers in a meaningful collaborative experience. Hands-on collaboration is essential for the success of a composer writing for percussion because of the vast array of instruments and endless range of possible techniques employed to play them.

With the demand from soloists, chamber groups, large ensembles, and educational institutions for new and artistically meaningful works for percussion ever increasing, we believe that composing for percussion is vital to the success of a contemporary composer.

This project will expand the repertoire for percussion quartets, allow composers to gain exposure through the highest quality performance, provide the Chicago contemporary music scene with premieres of works from the brightest rising stars in the composing community, and strengthen Third Coast’s dedication to inclusive commissioning of new music.