Applications for the current grant cycle are now closed. Grant partners will be announced in mid-April.
The Dale Warland Singers Commission Grant is presented by Chorus America in partnership with the American Composers Forum. The $10,000 grant supports a chorus entering into an artistically meaningful and mutually beneficial partnership with a composer of their choice to contribute a new work to the choral repertoire. Choruses will apply for the grant in partnership with a composer of their choice for a specified commission project.
This grant reflects Chorus America and the American Composers Forum’s commitment to modeling equitable compensation practices for the field. The selected chorus will receive a grant of $10,000. $7,500 of the award is designated towards the commissioning fee (paid to the composer) and $2,500 is designated towards travel to support in-person engagement with the project composer, production costs to present the project, and promotion costs for the concert and work. It is the responsibility of the chorus to reimburse the composer within ten days of receiving the grant. The project period for all awarded grants may be up to two years, and the new work must be premiered by the chorus within the grant’s project period.
This grant opportunity is made possible by the Dale Warland Singers Fund for New Choral Music, a permanently restricted endowment fund established in 2004 to honor Warland and the Singers. The Dale Warland Singers Commission Award was created in 2008 and has transitioned to a grant opportunity in 2024.