Composer Michael Byron is being commissioned to write a work for 2 double basses.
Support is provided to the Moab Music Festival Commissioning Club for their on-going commissioning activities. For the 2023 season, the commissioned composer are Timo Andres and Pius Cheung. Their new works will be performed at the 2023 Moab Music Festival in September 2023.
Ongoing financial assistance is award to the Network for New Music's Linda Reichert Commissioning Fund to support its' mission of commissioning music from emerging and established composers.
The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia is commissioning Carlos Cordero to write a piece for a collaborative performance, with a libretto by poet Julie Flanders and the Commonwealth Youthchoirs. The work will be premiered on March 4, 2023 at the Temple Performing Arts Center
One of the longest-running artist residencies in the world, Millay Arts (formerly the Millay Colony for the Arts) has hosted over 3,000 composers, poets, writers, visual artists, playwrights, screenwriters and filmmakers since its beginnings in 1973. The Robert Black Foundation helps fund one composer residency every year.
The Robert Black Foundation Bass Scholarship is awarded annually to one double bassist to attend the 3-week Bang On A Can Summer Institute at MASS MoCA, in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Bang On A Can processes applications and selects the awardee. Apply here.
The Robert Black Bass Fellowship is awarded annually to one double bassist to attend the New Music on the Point Festival - a two-week contemporary chamber music festival located on a beautiful lakeside campus in Central Vermont.
For more information, go to www.newmusiconthepoint.com.
In support of the New Music on the Point's mission of fostering composers and performers of contemporary music, the Robert Black Foundation is pleased to provide annual support to the Festival.
Cuatro Puntos is a non-profit organization that activates music as a pragmatic and universally accessible stimulus for social change, cultural awareness, and empowerment of the under-served. Based in Connecticut, Cuatro Puntos hosts a mixed-genre concert series in multiple cities as well as music/curriculum alignment programs in school classrooms in Hartford (in partnership with Hartford Performs) and beyond. Cuatro Puntos connects Connecticut residents with artists around the world by curating guest artists for in-person and virtual events, with an emphasis on artists who are cultural keepers of threatened art forms, or who are doing genuine work to serve others. All of Cuatro Puntos' programs aim to explore music's potential as one of many relevant, viable, and complementary methods for creating a more just and inclusive society.