2021-2022 NATS Mentoring Program for Composers – Application deadline

September 17, 2021

The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 NATS Mentoring Program for Composers.
This unique mentoring opportunity for emerging and early-career art song composers aims to promote and encourage the composition and performance of new works.
2021/22 mentors:
NATS will select 8-10 composers to be paired with a mentor for roughly 8 months, from October 15, 2021 – June 1, 2022. The mentoring will involve 1:1 online contact about once a month.
There is no cost for the NATS Mentoring Program and no application fee. There are no age or stylistic limitations, but the program is intended for composers in the early stages of their professional careers or those nearing the end of their formal education.
Application Procedure
You will be asked to submit a short biography (200 words), a composer’s statement (150 words), a head shot, and two short work samples (as PDFs and also as sound files). The composer’s statement should indicate your experience with vocal music, and why this program would be helpful to you.
Apply by: September 17, 2021
Applicants will be notified by October 12, 2021