The University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries are joining up with Oxford Lieder to provide a fellowship for composers. These two internationally renowned institutions have created a fellowship which provides for a period of residence in Oxford and research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries, which should act as a stimulus for the Fellow’s composing activity.
Oxford Lieder will commission a significant new song or song cycle from the Fellow. The precise nature of this will be open to discussion, but it is anticipated that that the work will be 15-20 minutes duration, and a commission fee (in the region of £2,000) will be paid by Oxford Lieder. This will be for performance in the Festival in October 2019. In addition, there may be the opportunity to programme one or more of the Fellow’s existing works in other Oxford Lieder performances.
Applications, which close at 9am on Monday 12 February, are open to all and composers at an early stage in their careers are encouraged to apply. There are no geographical restrictions, but note that it is the responsibility of any candidate who is invited to take up the Albi Rosenthal Fellowship to secure any necessary visa to enable the period of residence required in Oxford. For details on how to apply and a longer discussion of the post, see the further particulars here.