The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program (CFP) gives exceptionally talented teens an opportunity like no other—to have their music performed by LA Phil musicians.
Since 2007, CFP has cultivated the talent of young composers through intensive, firsthand experiences, including lessons, reading sessions, lectures, LA Phil concerts, and interactions with today’s most notable artists.
LA Phil Associate Principal Clarinet Burt Hara has worked closely with the Fellows since joining the orchestra in 2013. “When I agreed to do this, I had no idea that it was working with such young composers. I assumed they were between 20 and 30,” Hara says. “I was struck with how individualized they are—they’re not all copying the style of their teacher. I was quite impressed with the maturity of the writing.”
“We wanted kids who were capable of pushing themselves and pushing the art form,” CFP Director and Composer Andrew Norman says. “The LA Phil is not just interested in preserving classical music’s past but in taking it forward.”
One of those most interested in carrying the LA Phil’s work forward is Board Member and Education Committee Chair Nancy Sanders. A tireless champion of CFP and all of LA Phil’s education programs, Nancy joined her husband, Barry, in naming the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program through a planned gift last year.
Generous donors and patrons of the LA Phil help make our work both on stage and in the community possible. Together, we are helping to foster the next generation of music lovers and music makers.
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