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Virginia B. Toulmin Orchestral Commissions Program: Commission Recipients

The Virginia B. Toulmin Orchestral Commissions Program for women composers is an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Since its inception in 2014, the program has shown impressive results:

  • Forty women composers benefitted from career development via the EarShot Readings
  • Sixteen composers have now received commissions
  • Eight premieres have taken place (premieres by Julia Adolphe, Courtney Bryan, Melody Eötvös, Robin Holcomb, Chen-Hui Jen, Hannah Lash, Andreia Pinto Correia, and Andrea Reinkemeyer)

2019-2020 Commission Recipients

2018 Commission Recipients

2017 Commission Recipients

2016 Commission Recipients

2015 Commission Recipients

2014 Commission Recipients


Banner Photo Credit: Sylvia Elzafon, Dallas Symphony, Women in Classical Music Symposium Panel

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