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The Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Award to a USA, Canada or International
Music Composer for Career Achievement

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Award to a USA, Canada or International music composer for outstanding achievement in their overall body of work and demonstration of unique creativity. Nominations should preferably come from recognized experts in the field of classical music. The prize includes a cash award, a performance, and a residency of four non-consecutive weeks at the Bienen School of Music.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Prize is international in focus and therefore open to any classical composer without regard to citizenship or institutional affiliation. Only living composers may be nominated.

Former or present members of the Northwestern University faculty and employees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are not eligible for this prize.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be received by February 1, 2018. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations should preferably come from recognized experts in the field of classical music.

Anonymous nominations will not be accepted. Nominators may nominate any number of candidates.

The person receiving the award must be available for a three-to-four-week residency at Northwestern University (the weeks may be non-consecutive) and able to interact with faculty and students.

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Secretary to the Selection Committee
Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition
Office of the Dean
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
711 Elgin Road
Evanston, Illinois 60208

Phone: 847-491-5117

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.