Emmanuel Music

15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
September 01, 2022




Call to Artists: Create a Page for Emmanuel Music's Coloring Book


Emmanuel Music seeks visual artists with a love of music to create drawings to be included in a cantata coloring book. We are looking for a diversity of perspectives, and would like to include the work of 10 different artists. Those chosen will be asked to listen to a specific Bach cantata and create a coloring book page to go along with it. Pages will be reproduced and made available to audience members of all ages to color along as they listen.


We encourage artists to think outside of the box and create abstract representations of the music they listen to. Please do not include any specific religious symbolism.

How To Apply:

Applicants should submit an artist statement and a way to view samples of their work to Megan Bisceglia, Director of Engagement, megan@emmanuelmusic.org.

Apply by October 1, 2022. Selected candidates will be notified by October 14 and asked to submit final work by October 31. 

Deliverables for October 31:

One 8x10 black and white drawing suitable for coloring, either in digital form, or easily digitizable, along with a brief paragraph describing what aspect of the music inspired your creation.

Apply by:
October 01, 2022
$100 /
About this Organization:

Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based music ensemble comprising a professional chamber orchestra and chorus. Emmanuel Music was founded in 1970 by founding Artistic Director Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of Bach Cantatas at Emmanuel Church - a cycle which has since been completed several times. Ryan Turner was named Artistic Director in 2010. Emmanuel Music now gives over fifty performances each year including a vocal and instrumental chamber music series, large-scale performances of opera, symphonies, and oratorios, free Lindsey Chapel Series, and informal musician-curated programs.

Emmanuel Music has premiered a number of contemporary compositions including works by composer John Harbison and has recorded six CDs for KOCH International, one CD on the Nonesuch label, and one CD on the Emmanuel Music and AVIE labels. Emmanuel Music annually sponsors educational and outreach activities as part of The Bach Institute.