Part of Vegas City Opera's mission is to nurture and promote the work of Artists living and creating in Las Vegas. To that end, we are proud to announce a new Arts initiative - #2020 Song Cycle.
#2020 Song Cycle is a collaborative initiative co-sponsored by Vegas City Opera and the Nevada Humanities. Through this initiative, we invite Nevada-based composers, poets, and lyricists to submit original songs, writings, poems, etc. in response to the broad prompt, "Life in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Year 2020 - 2021".
Up to 12 artists (or teams) will have their submission selected for featured promotion across all of VCO's platforms, including local news and social media, and culminating in a World Premiere Concert of the selected works that comprise #2020 Song Cycle.
In addition, the selected artists will receive a cash prize and a professional recording of their work, funded by VCO and featuring professional singers and musicians from Las Vegas.
TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
Please send an email with attachments to Rebecca at RebeccaM@VegasCityOpera.org.
In the body of your email (or as an attachment), please include:
1. “I write music, but need a lyricist.” or “I write poetry/lyrics, but need a composer.”
Part of our mission is to facilitate collaboration among local artists. Please send an email to EmilyKS@VegasCityOpera.org and we will happily put you in touch with our network of Las Vegas creators.
Additionally, we have a limited number of Vegas-specific texts we are interested in seeing set to music. If you are a composer interested in working with unorthodox text settings, please submit a brief bio/resumé to EmilyKS@VegasCityOpera.org and mention your interest in this specific commission.
2. If my work is selected, who will perform it at the World Premiere Concert?
VCO welcomes every opportunity to meet and work with local artists. If you wrote your submission with certain artists in mind, we are happy to collaborate with them to present your work at the Concert.
Alternatively, VCO has an extensive network of singers and instrumentalists who frequently champion new works, and we will work to connect you with the right group of people to share your musical vision with the world.
3. Who will adjudicate the submissions?
The Adjudication Committee will consist of professional artists from across the Las Vegas arts community.
WHO: Las Vegas-based Artists - Writers, Composers, Poets, Lyricists, Musicians, Creators
WHAT: Original music competition where winners receive Media Promotion, Professional Recording, Engraved Score of their Music, World Premiere Concert, & Cash Prize
WHERE: Las Vegas (plus all of Nevada)
WHEN: Now through June 1st, 2021
WHY: To promote local new works in response to a landmark time in our lives
Interested in working with a team, getting more information or submitting your work for selection, email RebeccaM@VegasCityOpera.org
TITLE SPONSOR - SUPPORTERS - GRANTS:
Vegas City Opera is currently looking for funding and sponsorship of this project. The work will be presented in Fall of 2021 with marketing and PR released through social media and news outlets June of 2021 through the premier concert date.
TITLE SPONSOR: $5,000
Inclusion as Title Sponsor in all press and marketing materials as well as social media announcement and inclusions. Interview with company director posted on SM, Website, and invitation to speak at the performance. 20 tickets to the meet 'n greet with artists and "#2020 Song Cycle" merchandise. Preview performance of some works at company HQ also possible. Interested email GingerL@VegasCityOpera.org
SONG SPONSOR: $1,000
Inclusion as Song Sponsor in press and marketing materials as well as social media announcement and inclusions. Interview with company posted on SM and Wwebsite. 4 tickets to the meet 'n greet with artists and "#2020 The Song Cycle" merchandise. Preview performance of some works at company HQ also possible. Interested email GingerL@VegasCityOpera.org
IT IS OUR INTENTION TO PRESENT THIS AS A LIVE PERFORMANCE IN FALLOF 2021 WITH RESPECT TO COVID-19 SAFETY