Composers are invited to apply for the 2018/19 Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries.

The Fellowship provides for a period of residence in Oxford and research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries, intended to act as a stimulus for the Fellow’s composing activity.

The Fellowship also marks a collaboration with the Oxford Lieder Festival, which will commission a significant new song or song cycle from the Fellow. The precise nature of this will be open to discussion, but it is anticipated that that the work will be 15-20 minutes duration, and a commission fee (in the region of £2,000) will be paid by Oxford Lieder. The work will be performed as part of the 2019 Festival, and there may be the opportunity to programme one or more of the Fellow’s existing works in other Oxford Lieder performances.

It is also intended that, during their tenure, the Fellow will join in the academic life of the University and participate in at least one lecture and one composition workshop, held jointly with the Faculty of Music.

Applications are open to all. The Fellowship provides funds of up to £5,400 to enable a period of continuous residence in Oxford for three months, to be taken between October 2018 and April 2019.

The application deadline is 9am on 12 February 2018. Composers should download the Application Form and note the application procedure specified in the Further Particulars.