Music OMI International Musicians Residency Program 2015 – Ghent, New York

Music OMI International Musicians Residency Program 2015 – Ghent, New York

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Music OMI is now accepting entries for the Music Omi Residency taking place from July 23 to August 9, 2015 at the OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, New York. Every summer, Music OMI brings together twelve to fifteen musician-composers from around the world in August for three weeks in a unique collaborative music making residency program.

Music Omi encourages its participants to share ideas; perform each other’s works and write music for one another while exploring their own musical vision; and broaden their artistic and cultural horizons. A singular feature of the Music Omi experience is the presentation of public performances during and at the conclusion of the residency, sharing some of their collaborative work with the public.

Benefits and Cost

Everyone accepted to Music Omi receives lodging, including a private room, and delicious meals during his or her stay, but accepted fellows must secure their own travel funds. All awarded fellows commit to remaining for the entire residency.


  • Entries are invited from musicians — composers and performers from around the globe

Application Requirements

  • You will provide an audio or video work sample of no longer than 4 minutes total. This work sample may be made up of up to three excerpts from work created in the last five years. It is recommended that you provide three excerpts if possible (you will be asked to indicate the year created, your role in the work—whether you are composer, performer, or both, what instruments/performers are featured, and whether the work is improvised, composed, a combination, or digitally produced). Do not indicate cue points on longer excerpts; prepare a single work sample of no more than 4 minutes in length.
  • You will also be asked to provide a brief bio (175 words or fewer) and a short narrative explaining why you would like to attend Music Omi.
  • Additional fields will allow you to provide information about country of origin (and country where you live if different), plus any instruments you play and your primary role as a music-maker.

To apply, click here.

For more information, visit Music OMI Residency.