2020 Bouman Fellow


In partnership with Kinds of Kings, The Elise Hall Competition has underwritten a 2020 Bouman Fellowship in effort to support and advocate for early-career composers, to create opportunities for composers from historically marginalized groups, and to cultivate a sense of community and support.  


2020 Bouman Fellow Sheldon Thwaites will write a new work for a consortium of alto saxophone and percussion duos, which could include YOU! Applications are now open for this consortium and are free for any saxophonist or percussionist. Selected consortium members will receive Sheldon's new work, have the opportunity to collaborate with Sheldon, and premiere the work. Pre-formed percussion and saxophone duos are welcomed to apply, but the consortium will also accept applications from new saxophone/percussion collaborations. KoK and the EHC will review and select applicants for the consortium based on application materials and work samples. There is no limit to the number of applications that will be selected and there are no age or eligibility restrictions to apply. 


Applications will close on January 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST and applicants will be notified by January 15, 2021 if their application has been selected. Use the following form to apply: