About the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive 

Since 2015, the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive has brought together contemporary American composers, both those who are established and those with careers in the making. The National Composers Intensive demonstrates the LA Phil’s commitment to the evolution of living music on a national scale, and supports new music from genesis, to creation, to commission, to performance. These programs serve as models for the creation and performance of new music, which is at the very heart of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s identity.


2017 Program Information

The LA Phil’s 2017 National Composers Intensive welcomes six young composers, 3 from the United States and 3 from Mexico, to work with acclaimed modern music collective wild Up in downtown Los Angeles from October 12-18, 2017 during the “CDMX — Music From Mexico City” festival. Participants will return to Los Angeles from November 15-19, 2017 to observe a final rehearsal and hear a live-recorded performance of their works. All activities take place in downtown Los Angeles at or near Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Music Center campus. Invited composers will stay near the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Round-trip economy airfare, accommodations, and program costs are covered through the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive.

2017-2018 Participants