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The Sunbeam Project is an answer to the reality of the COVID-19 changes in the artistic community. Many composers were deprived of the chance to have their works be performed and recorded thanks to the quarantine and pandemic restrictions. In 2019 I was lucky to win the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and today, thanks to the generous grant received from the competition, I wanted to share an opportunity this created with fellow composers and musicians from the great state of California.

The goal is to help three composers with a stipend, professional audio/video recordings and live performances of the selected pieces.

Three selected composers will:

Receive a $300 stipend each
Professional audio/video recording of their work
Have their work featured in an online streaming concert
Have their work featured in a live performance (TBD)

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The pieces may be written (or re-arranged) for solo flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) with or without electronics or a combination (trio, duo) with the following instruments:

  • Piano

  • Cello

  • Percussion (with following instruments: drum set, cajon, xylophone, glockenspiel, congas, handpan)

Interested composers should submit by the deadline May 1st

Deadline extended: June 1st

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Submit to Google Form application here

A score (PDF) sent to: sunbeamprojectmusic@gmail.com

Link to audio or video recording of an existing representative work (midi is acceptable if a live recording is unavailable)

A biography (PDF)

A brief description how your career was affected by COVID-19.

Works not selected in the process will still have a chance to be performed and recorded in the future.

The Sunbeam Project is funded by the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition Career Enhancement Grant 2019.