Victory Players Application to Commission
Commission invitation is open from January 30, 2019 until filled.

Review of all candidates will begin April 16.

Please be sure all information is accurate and complete. If you have any questions, please email

The Victory Players Contemporary Music Ensemble

“El Puerto Rico, The Rich Port”

Workshop Dates: May 28 to June 9, 2019
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

The Victory Players is a Pierrot + Percussion ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, violin cello, percussion), playing a diverse range of contemporary music led by artistic director Ng Tian Hui. In its inaugural season, the ensemble seeks to commission three new works.

Composers are invited to submit a proposal for an 8-12 minute work to be premiered by the ensemble. Selected composers will be invited for the two-week workshop in early summer 2019 with the Victory Players, in which they will have access to top-notch young professional instrumentalists. In this workshop, composers will be given opportunity to session ideas for their work in seminar settings. Portions of their work will be featured and performed in a concert at the end of the workshop on June 8, 2019. The final work should be completed by April 2020 and will be recorded in its entirety in June 2020 by the ensemble.

A commission fee of $1,000 is available for each successful proposal; $300 to be paid up front for the commission and the remainder to be paid upon completion in April 2019. Proposals that creatively engage with the music and culture of Puerto Rico will be given preference.

The invitation to commission is open from January 30, 2019 until filled. Review of materials will begin on April 16th.

Applicants must submit an online application, which includes uploading a short biography and CV, a one-page description of the proposed composition and PDFs of scores, of 2-3 recent compositions. Video or audio files will be helpful in assessing the material but not necessary.

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