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Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award 2018

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The Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be given to an emerging female composer, or composer-lyricist who compellingly demonstrates outstanding artistic promise in musical theater composing, and who can clearly show how the grant money and mentorship will further her artistic career.

Eligible candidates for the award must currently reside in the United States and consist of an individual female composer, or individual composer-lyricist.

Finalists will be selected and interviewed at the end of September in New York City.

The recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals chosen by the Ziegfeld Club and will be presented at a private reception in New York City in November 2018.

The recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will receive a grant of $10,000 in addition to professional, and artistic mentorship for one year.

Important Dates

The application for the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be open from July 30th- August 31st 2018.
Finalist interviews will be held in person on September 21st, 2018 in New York City. The recipient of the award will be notified in late September 2018.

Click HERE to download the application form.

Applications for the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award must include the following:
1) Demo recordings of 3 contrasting songs from at least two separate works of musical theater. Professional recordings are appreciated but not necessary. Piano-and-vocals are sufficient. The songs should be sent as individual MP3 files, and labeled with both the candidate’s name and the songs’ titles (Last Name, First Name- Title). Applicants retain all copyright of their work. Please do not submit live recordings.

2) Dramatic context and lyric sheets. Please include piano/vocal music, or scores if available.

3) An Artistic Statement of one page or less (no more than 500 words) describing your work in musical theater, and how the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will aid you in your artistic and professional goals.

4) A current Resume that lists your experience and production history as a musical theater composer. Applicants will be considered eligible as emerging artists if, in the judgment of the committee, they have not already received substantial recognition in American musical theater.

5) A completed Application Form.

Note: If you receive this grant, it will be awarded through Fractured Atlas, pending acceptance into their fiscal sponsorship program. For more information about Fractured Atlas and their fiscal sponsorship program, please visit www.fracturedatlas.org

To submit an application for the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, please send the required materials to: submissions@theziegfeldclubinc.com

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