After we spoke in Episode 19, Scott mentioned that we should have looked at one of my previous NMUSA Project Grant applications as an example to help other applicants, and I immediately started kicking myself for not thinking of that earlier.

So this week, that’s exactly how we start the episode – we look through two of my previous applications (screen-capped below). Then we go on to look at a few applications from the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (with the permission and at the behest of Ep. 23 guest Emily Bookwalter), as well as a broad look at some previously-awarded projects. It’s a great talk, and I absolutely learned a TON in the process.

On a personal note: great job to all of you who have been emailing Scott and his team about your applications after he was on the show earlier this Fall. That’s exactly what I was hoping for, and exactly what we all need to do to make our applications better!

Scroll down for screencaps and audio samples from the applications that Scott and I talk about.

Links:
The Portfolio Composer: Ep. 11 – Missy Mazzoli on Grant Writing and Marketing Yourself

Echoes 2015 project description

Echoes 2016 header stuff

Echoes 2016 project description

Echoes 2015 Work Samples

AND HE’LL BE MINE: THE GALLANT WEAVER
And He’ll Be Mine: 6. The Gallant Weaver
by Dennis Tobenski

Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Marc Peloquin, piano

Unmixed, unedited audio from 11/9/14 recording session
Rough take (and outtake) from the album “And He’ll Be Mine: Love Songs by Gay American Composers” due from Perfect Enemy Records in April 2015.


AT LEAST A MOMENT: PERMANENTLY
“Permanently” from “at least a moment”
by Dennis Tobenski
texts by Kenneth Koch

Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Robert Frankenberry, piano

Live performance 3/28/2011
The Phoenix Concerts
Music from Mt. San Angelo:
a Celebration of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Echoes 2016 Work Samples

PERMANENTLY FROM “AT LEAST A MOMENT”
from “at least a moment” (2009)
text by Kenneth Koch

Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Robert Frankenberry, piano


LULLABY FOR A YOUNG ROAD
Lullaby for a Young Road
Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Marc Peloquin, piano

Live performance at
Tenri Cultural Center, NYC
9 October 2015

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