Will Support Composer Librettist Development Program
American Lyric Theater (ALT) has been selected as a recipient of a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $90,000 to support the Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), which is an initiative that provides professional mentorship to gifted emerging operatic writers. Recently, the Mellon Foundation has begun to invest in companies that are at the forefront of finding ways to improve the developmental process for creating, producing, revising, and reviving new operas, which is what ALT’s grant is aimed at.
The CLDP is a tuition-free initiative for emerging composers and librettists selected through an open, competitive application process. The program includes a core curriculum of classroom training and hands-on workshops with some of the country’s leading working artists. In addition, artists in the program take part in residency oberserverships at New York City Opera.
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