ICEBERG New Music Young Composer Awards


ICEBERG New Music is pleased to announce its second annual Young Composer Awards. These awards are intended to reward pre-collegiate composers and music-makers of exceptional ability who hail from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship, free private instruction from one or more ICEBERG member composers, and the opportunity to have a work read and recorded by one of ICEBERG's 2019-20 partner ensembles. Awardees may be active in any musical style/genre.


Applicants must be:

- At least 16 years of age

- A citizen or permanent resident of the United States

- Currently enrolled at an accredited high school (or home schooling program)

Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as being from a traditionally underrepresented community. This includes, but is not limited to, applicants who identify as female, nonwhite, and/or LGBTQ+. Applicants may not be related to or dependents of ICEBERG New Music member composers, board members, or administrators.


- June 17, 2019 - Application opens

- October 15, 2019 - Application closes

- December 31, 2019 - Awardees announced

- January-April, 2020 - Awardee collaborative period

- Autumn 2020 - Funds disbursed


Visit and complete the application form. Work samples must be submitted as hyperlinks - please make sure these links stay active through December 31, 2019.

15 Oct 2019