Two upcoming opportunities, new orchestral music readings; commission, for emerging composers

The Nashville Symphony and EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, announce the Nashville Symphony New Music Readings, to be held April 7 and 8, 2010, in Nashville, TN. The Readings are designed to be an outstanding artistic and professional-development opportunity for emerging composers, and are also an excellent way for emerging composers to gain visibility in the field of orchestral music. Deadline Dec. 15, 2009. For guidelines and further information, click here.

American Composers Orchestra and LVMH announce “A Greener New York City” Commission for emerging composers. The commission is made possible through a unique partnership between LVMH and the acclaimed new music orchestra that grows out of a shared commitment to support emerging American artists. One composer will be selected through a national call for proposals, and will be awarded a commission of $7,000 and a future performance by American Composers Orchestra. Deadline for submissions, Jan. 15, 2010.