The Sleeping Giant Composers Collective, which formed at the Yale School of Music, was selected to participate in the Music Alive program. The members of the collective, all YSM alumni, are Timothy Andres, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, and Andrew Norman. Their residency with the Albany Sympony
Five orchestras in five states were selected to participate in the 2013–14 Music Alive program, including the Albany Symphony. The residency will bring in the Sleeping Giant Collective, which consists of six YSM alumni composers: Timothy Andres, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, and Andrew Norman.
The national program Music Alive, now in its 14th year, is administered jointly by New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. It provides support for composers residencies lasting up to three years.
New Music Box noted:
Historically, the goals of Music Alive have been to help orchestras increase new music opportunities for audiences, artists, and administrators; to identify model practices for sustained partnerships between artists and communities; to help orchestras fully and comprehensively achieve their missions; and to enrich orchestral repertoire with fresh and inventive music of our time. This year’s awardees were chosen based on a new program focus toward depth and innovation and will collectively receive approximately $900,000 over the next three years to assist in commissions, interdisciplinary concert productions, performances in alternative venues, cultural integration, education and outreach programs, workshops, media, and the development and implementation of other creative ideas that will hopefully not only be successful models for the field, but will provide new music opportunities for artists and audiences for years to come. You can read more about the Music Alive program and the individual residencies here.