White Snake Projects is currently soliciting artists for the following projects (click on the text to learn more and apply):
“Let’s Celebrate! Living Holiday Traditions in America”
White Snake Projects, an activist opera company, is soliciting applications from composer/librettist teams to write short original operas based on their culture’s living holiday traditions as they are celebrated in the US.
While Christmas is an important holiday tradition for many Americans, there are many other holidays celebrated in the United States today. With the beginning of the American “holiday season,” we want to hear about the celebrations that are important to you, your family, and your culture. Some examples of diverse cultural celebrations a composer/librettist team could write a story about are Hanukkah, the Spring Festival, O-Bon, Diwali, etc. The holiday you choose may take place any time of year. We emphasize that we’re looking for stories of lived experiences, not just an exposition of what the celebration is or how it originated. The holiday story must be set in America as we are showcasing how different cultural and ethnic groups celebrate their special holidays in America.
$800 per Composer/Librettist Team
Composer/Librettist Teams, please submit the following materials in the online application: https://forms.gle/AnGVSyps9KhzqMkB8
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
Adjudication: April 2021
Notification: April 19, 2021
Piano/Vocal Score Due: March 1, 2022
Workshop: Jun 2022
Full Score Due: September 1, 2022
Performance: December 2022
NB: There is no guarantee that a commissioned work will be selected to be workshopped and/or performed.
Please direct any questions to [email protected] with the subject: Let’s Celebrate!