The Alice Parker Fund Award is given to support the composition and thoughtful presentation of choral music based in the traditions of Black and Latinx communities.
For the 2022 Awards cycle, this award is open to individuals only.
Chorus America establishes the Alice Parker Fund Award to support the composition and thoughtful presentation of choral music based in the traditions of Black and Latinx communities. This award will be presented annually, recognizing the exemplary work of a Black or Latinx composer or an ensemble that respectfully and authentically presents works incorporating these traditions and experiences.
A cash award of $2,000 and an engraved plaque will be presented to the winner.
Applicants for the Alice Parker Fund Award must be members of Chorus America and may be individual or chorus members.
Organizations and composers may self-nominate for this award.
Recipients of this award will be eligible to reapply every six years.
Eligibility rotates through a two-year cycle:
- 2022 Awards Cycle: Black or Latinx composer
- 2023 Awards Cycle: Ensemble or organization
The deadline to submit via the Chorus America Application Portal (CAAP) is Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:59PM ET.
For Individual applicants:
- Prepare an overview of the career of the composer (no more than three pages) that includes the following:
- Where has the composer's music been sung?
- How does the composer's work promote Black or Latinx traditions and experiences?
- Provide a CV for the composer.
- Provide examples of two scores from the composer.
- Provide a recording of each of the scores submitted.
- Submit a request through CAAP for one letter of support from a partnering organization.
For Organization applicants:
- Provide the organization's mission statement, organization goals, and constituency served.
- Select from a list the type of chorus (children and youth, adult volunteer, professional).
- Provide the name(s) of the artistic leadership.
- Provide a statement that includes (no more than two pages):
- Reflect on how the organization's staffing and partners demonstrate a commitment to Latinx and Black traditions and experiences.
- Provide a list of programs/repertoire for the past three years that demonstrate a commitment to Latinx and Black traditions and experiences.
- Submit a request through CAAP for one letter of support from a partner, performer, or community member.
Applications will only be accepted through CAAP.
Questions? Contact Karyn Castro at 202.331.7577 x246 or [email protected]