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: The Song Cycle.
2020: The Song Cycle is a collaborative initiative co-sponsored by Vegas City Opera and prominent artists and arts organizations throughout Las Vegas. Through this initiative, we invite Nevada-based composers and lyricists to submit original songs in response to the broad prompt, "Life in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Year 2020".
7-10 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: The 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 e-mail with attachments to Rebecca at RebeccaM@VegasCityOpera.org.
In the body of your e-mail (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 e-mail 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 Las 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/resume 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 do our best to connect you, the Artist, 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
WHERE: Vegas City (plus all of Southern Nevada)
WHEN: Now through January 31st, 2021
WHY: To promote artistry in Las Vegas
Interested in working with a team, getting more information or submitting your work for selection, email RebeccaM@VegasCityOpera.org
TITLE SPONSOR - SUPPORTERS - GRANTS: Seeking $12,000 for project
Vegas City Opera is currently looking for funding and sponsorship of this project. The work will be presented in May 2021 with marketing and PR released through social media and news outlets January - May of 2021.
TITLE SPONSORS and GRANTOR: $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 The Song Cycle" merchandise. Preview performance of some works at company HQ also possible. Interested email GingerL@VegasCityOpera.org
Two tickets to performance, official "2020 The Song Cycle" merchandise. Backstage meet' n greet with artists.
Click on above link to purchase.
PROGRAM WILL BE PRESENTED IN THE SPRING OF 2021.
IT IS OUR INTENTION TO PRESENT THIS AS A STAGED WORK IN MAY OF 2021.