The 2022-2023 Bouman Fellowship applications are open now:

Monday September 19 - Sunday October 2, 2022

The Kinds of Kings Bouman Fellowship is an advocacy, access, and amplification program for composers with historically-marginalized identities in the early stages of their composing careers. Named after computer scientist Dr Katie Bouman, whose team gave the world the first image of a black hole, the Bouman Fellowship program's goals are:

  • 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.  

2022 - 2023 Kinds of Kings Bouman Fellowship Program

Bouman Fellowships highlight and uplift early-career music creators/composers whose identities have been historically and systemically underrepresented and marginalized in music–in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation/identification, and disability. 

This year's fellowships are for people currently living in the United States.

We are excited and honored to partner with The CYO and pianist Clare Longendyke.​

Composer Fellows receive: 

  • A $1000 commission to write a new piece to be premiered by The CYO Principals Quartet or Clare Longendyke

  • Workshops with the performing ensemble/soloist

  • Mentorship throughout the writing process with Kinds of Kings

  • A premiere of the commissioned work


Applications close at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, October 2, 2022.​