The Brooklyn Phil is looking for creative music makers of all sorts who are interested in learning how to bring their music into the world of the orchestra. The Outside-In Fellowship pairs musicians with Brooklyn Phil’s resident Composer-Mentor, Randall Woolf, and Artistic Director, Alan Pierson, to create new orchestral works. The Fellows are guided through the process of writing new pieces for string quartet and chamber orchestra, while respecting their unique and individual musical styles. Compositions for string quartet receive a world premiere performance in an eclectic spring concert, while the chamber orchestra pieces are performed in a public orchestral reading session the following fall. The focus of this fellowship is to encourage musicians who have not had extensive experience in classical composition.

Outside-In Fellows have included Hadi Eldebek (2012-2013), Jesse Krakow (2012-2013), Toshi Reagon (2012-2013),
Charlie Looker (2011-2012), Natalie Elizabeth Weiss (2011-2012), Tim Fite (2011-2012), Matthew Mehlan (2010-2011), Corey Dargel (2010-2011), Jeremiah Lockwood (2010-2011), Elan Vytal (2009-2010), Ryan Brown (2009-2010), Susan Oetgen (2008-2009), Darcy James Argue (2008-2009), Valerie Coleman (2007-2008), Cristian Amigo(2007-2008).

JUNE  2013 – OCTOBER 2014

JUNE 24, 2013


Three composers will be selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Fellowship.
The Fellowship will include:

  • Ten one-on-one sessions with Outside-In Composer-Mentor Randall Woolf.
  • Periodic meetings with Brooklyn Phil Artistic Director Alan Pierson, beginning in Summer/Fall 2013.
  • World premiere performance of a commissioned string quartet composition in Spring 2014.
  • An orchestral reading session with Brooklyn Phil musicians of a new chamber orchestra work in Fall 2014.
  • Each Fellow will receive a $1,500 stipend.



For consideration, please upload the following documents:

  1. Current artist C/V or resume, including education, recent performances, and performance groups. Please be sure to  include your full name, complete address, phone number, e-mail address, social media pages and website (if applicable).
  2. A short artist bio and statement describing why you are interested in the Brooklyn Phil Outside-In Fellowship program.
  3. Three to five current audio samples. Acceptable formats are MP3, MP4 and  WAV.

Applications must be submitted on or before Monday, June 24, 2013.

All components of the application must be submitted together for consideration.
Incomplete applications may not be considered.

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Coughlin
Brooklyn Phil Production Director