Steven Ricks' LDS Commission,
Reconstructing the Lost Improvisations
of Aldo Pilestri (1683 – 1727)

will be premiered by Daniel Lippel
and counter)induction on March 24, 2019 at 3pm
at the Delaware County Community College in Media, PA.

Juri Seo's General Commission, a series of pieces titled
Rondeau, Fantasia, and Ostinato,
will be premiered by Latitude 49
on April 9, 2019 at 8pm
in the Taplin Auditorium at
Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.

Alberto Colla's Prize Commission,
Ode by the Earth, will be premiered by
the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra
on May 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
in the CCOM Opera & Concert Hall during
the Beijing Modern Music Festival.

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Upcoming Premieres

$12,000 Commission
New Work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a
major new work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics.
The work will be performed in 2021 by a consortium of ensembles:
Crash Ensemble (Dublin, Ireland), Eighth Blackbird (Chicago, IL),
and New York New Music Ensemble (New York City, NY).

The work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements
for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be
negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the
performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be
paid after January 1st when the contract for the commission is finalized,
and the other half will be paid when the finished
signed and dated score is submitted to the Endowment.

Barlow Prize 2019

Mission Statement

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University
encourages and financially supports composers who demonstrate
technical skills and natural gifts for the composition of great music.
The Endowment achieves this through its Barlow Prize,
commissioning programs, and support of student composers.

All applications and scores must be
RECEIVED before close of business on JUNE 1. 
The Endowment does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays–please plan accordingly.

Send materials to:

ATTN: Rebecca Ott
Barlow Endowment

A-501 Harris Fine Arts Center
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Express mail address:

ATTN: Rebecca Ott
Barlow Endowment

701 East University Parkway
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-8611

(Note: USPS might not initially recognize this address, but it is correct)

Other Commissions

Composer Commissions are available to composers or performing groups desiring collaboration for significant new musical works.

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The Barlow Endowment

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition was established in September of 1983 under the auspices of Milton A. and Gloria Barlow, who presented a substantial gift to Brigham Young University to engender and support excellence in musical composition. The Board of Directors and Board of Advisors have subsequently been engaged in employing the proceeds of the Endowment to support four programs: The Barlow Prize, General Commissions, LDS Composer Commissions, and Education Grants.