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Transient Canvas Fellowship

Wednesday, March 15, 2023


The Transient Canvas Composition Fellowship awards 3-4 commissions each year for our ensemble. Winners receive a stipend of $1000, three performances of their works, audio/video recordings of the premiere performance, and workshops with Transient Canvas.

Application Process: Please submit two sample scores from your existing portfolio (plus two recordings if available) alongside a short proposal outlining your vision for a collaboration with Transient Canvas.

Please note: This is a call for PROPOSALS, there is no need to write a new piece for this application. For more information and to apply, visit


Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas is on a mission to revolutionize the modern concert experience. Since 2011, their innovative performances have been praised as “superb” by the Boston Globe and “disarming” by Cleveland Classical, with the San Francisco Chronicle lauding “the versatile imagination they both display and inspire in others.” Bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock relish the creative potential of working with living composers, having amassed a varied repertoire of over 90 commissioned works in addition to working with hundreds of student composers from all over the world. Since 2017, they have hosted their annual paid Composer Fellowship Program that is free and open to composers of all ages. They maintain an active touring schedule with recent performances at the Charlotte New Music Festival, Music on the Edge, Red Note New Music Festival, and People Inside Electronics, among others. Recent educational residencies include the University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, and Divergent Studio at Longy School of Music. They have three albums, Right now, in a second; Sift; and Wired; released on New Focus Recordings. Transient Canvas proudly endorses Henri Selmer Paris and Marimba One.

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