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CALL FOR COMPOSERS: Race the opera

Race the opera

The International Brazilian Opera (IBOC) is currently accepting applications from composers for a new opera project.

Composers must demonstrate knowledge of African-American and Native-American music, including Jazz, Gospel, and HipHop, as well as proficiency in the traditional orchestral and vocal notation for classical ensembles.

Composers from international and underrepresented backgrounds in classical music are encouraged to apply.

This is a paid commission. Strong collaborative skills are required. 

Please apply with CV and two contrasting short pieces (10 min max each) at:


Deadline: August 31st. (Wed)


“Race” chronicles the journey of Dolphus Stroud, blazing a path for black athletes and scholars from Colorado Springs to Boston.

For more details on the project, please go to: