|posted: 6/3/2005 at 3:36:02 PM ET|
Co-op Press is dedicated to fostering audience appreciation and understanding of "Mainstream Literary Music", which is art music that is based on musical traditions established prior to the mid-20th century. We have recently revised our Commission Assistance Grant and its Residency Assistance Grant Programs and have introduced its Recording Assistance Grant Program.
The Commission Assistance Grant enables performers to have a piece composed especially for them by Sy Brandon in order to generate audience and performer excitement about a world premiere. The Commission Assistance Grant includes a residency where the composer works with the musicians and speaks to the audience. This grant is available to performers (elementary through professional) in the continental United States. Deadlines for application are in April and October of each year.
The Residency Assistance Grant enables performers to have composer Sy Brandon work closely with them on a pre-existing composition of his, to speak to audiences and instruct in individual and group settings. This grant is available to performers (elementary through professional) in CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, and WV. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
The Recording Grant enables talented performers to produce a professional quality CD through Emeritus Recordings. The CD will receive commercial distribution through physical and digital retail outlets and promotion through broadcast, advertisement and reviews. The CD will also be made available to the artists on a consignment basis for sale to their audiences. The CD must include at least one composition of composer, Sy Brandon, and can include a piece written by him especially for this recording. This grant is available to performers throughout the world and has deadlines for application in April and October of each year.
For application, further information, and to sample Sy Brandonís music, visit http://cooppress.hostrack.net or contact:
Co-op Press Grant Programs
P.O. Box 204
Wrightsville, PA 17368-0204