Banff Centre – Ensemble Evolution

Summer classical music programs at Banff Centre are committed to the Creation of new music, the Refinement of traditional and contemporary practices, and the Amplification of our music into the public space by means of reflection and conversation. This Creation, Refinement, and Application is referred to as ARC. Faculty and participants will explore these three vital and inseparable aspects of music-making, to become whole musicians: creative, skilled and living fully in the changing world we share. ARC will take place everywhere, from informal conversations on the slopes of Mount Norquay, in master classes and rehearsals, and in formal concert productions, presented side-by-side with faculty, that are intended for the general public.  Along the way, the programs will seek rich encounters between composers and performers, scholars and practitioners; with writers, dancers, naturalists, and audience members.

Ensemble Evolution, led by 12 members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, offers participants the opportunity to explore the 21st century “evolution” of the large mixed-instrumental ensemble, tackling repertoire ranging from Biber and Beethoven to hot-off-the-press world premieres by faculty and participant composers

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Residency Dates: June 19July 01, 2017

 

Ostrava Days 2017

Ostrava Days 2017 (August 14 – September 2, 2017) is a working environment with a focus, among others, on compositions for orchestra. There are three resident orchestras: the 85-piece Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the 80-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO) and the 35-piece Ostravská banda. Additionally, there are resident ensembles (e.g. Momenta String Quartet), Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which includes compositions by students and lectors as well as composers like Petr Bakla, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Hans Werner Henze, Rudolf Komorous, Klaus Lang, Alex Mincek, Alfred Schnittke, Bent Sørensen, Galina Ustvolskaya, Iannis Xenakis, among others. OD Institute accepts up to 35 resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants. The working language is English. Resident-students will be chosen through a review of no more than three scores and audio samples. Housing will be provided in the centrally located Kampus Palace (new student residence with limited single room availability) in the immediate proximity of the Janáček Conservatory and the Triple Hall Karolina (the main venues).

Lectors: Muhal Richard Abrams (New York), Richard Ayres (Amsterdam), Christopher Butterfield (Victoria), Petr Kotík (Ostrava / New York), Bernhard Lang (Wien), George Lewis (New York), Roscoe Mitchell (New York), Olga Neuwirth (Wien / Berlin), Pavel Zemek Novák (Brno), Frederic Rzewski (Brussels), Salvatore Sciarrino (Milano), Kate Soper (New York), Miroslav Srnka (Prague), Jennifer Walshe (Dublin)

Participants: ONO (Ostrava New Orchestra), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská banda, Canticum Ostrava & Jurij Galatenko, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Momenta Quartet

Conductors: Johannes Kalitzke (Wien), Rolf Gupta (Oslo), Petr Kotík (Ostrava/New York), Joseph Trafton (Mannheim), Ondřej Vrabec (Prague), Carl Bettendorf (New York/Hamburg)

For more detailed information please visit http://www.newmusicostrava.cz

Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence 2017-2018

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE 2017–2018

Composers are invited to apply for the position of Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2017–18.

Applicants should hold a current New Zealand passport or have been residing in New Zealand for the 12 months prior to the application deadline, and be composers of proven merit. The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2017 to 31 June 2018, with a salary of NZ$50,000. Partner organisations include: Orchestra Wellington, Lilburn Residence Trust, Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ), Wai-te-ata Music Press, Rattle Records, as well as numerous Wellington-based performers and ensembles who have expressed interest in working with the successful candidate.

Further enquiries may be made to Michael Norris, Programme Leader (Composition), Michael.norris@nzsm.ac.nz phone (04) 463 7456.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV, cover letter, a portfolio of representative works and a work proposal by attachment at
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

Accompanying materials requested:

— A portfolio of no more than 4 representative works. For notated works, please submit both scores and recordings. Upload music scores in PDF format, and recordings in either MP3, AIFF or WAV format. Audio or video files larger than 20Mb may be hosted via an online video service such as Vimeo or YouTube, and submitted as a web link (URL).

— A Work Proposal document (PDF or Word format).

For further information about these materials, go to the vacancies website and download the Role Description from vacancy 1324.

Applications close midnight Friday 9 December 2016 NZ time.

International Composers Festival – University of Missouri

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the Eighth Annual Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 24 – 29, 2017 on the campus of the University of Missouri. July 21 and July 30 are travel days with events starting at 5PM on July 21, 2016 for selected resident composers.

Application Deadline: 5 PM Central November 18, 2016

Festival Application Submission Guidelines

Complete the online application process here: https://app.getacceptd.com/mizzou
Under the Program Groups tab, select 2017 Mizzou International Composers Festival
Under the Program tab, select Online Application

Follow the Online Application Guidelines

Pay the $22.00 application fee.

Upload three scores of original works with contrasting instrumentation.

One score must be written for chamber orchestra or large ensemble. If you have a piece scored for Alarm Will Sound’s instrumentation, listed on the webpage, please include that work as one of the three submitted scores.

Label all scores with your name and contact information.

Upload recordings of the same works. Live recordings preferred but MIDI recordings are accepted.

Upload a Resume (two page maximum)

Further information: https://music.missouri.edu/mnmi/international-composers-festival?q=mnmi%2Finternational-composers-festival-application

Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2017

The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, is delighted to announce the invitation of applications for the Lilburn Research Fellowship, 2017.

The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Lilburn Research Fellow would also have access to the general collections of the National Library of New Zealand as well as online resources.

The Fellowship is for one year and would commence in early 2017. The Fellow is expected to be based primarily at the National Library in Wellington for the term of tenure. Office space and facilities will be provided. The successful applicant will receive a grant of up to $70,000.

Further information, including conditions, application guidelines and previous recipients, can be found on the Douglas Lilburn website at:
http://www.douglaslilburn.org/lilburn_research_fellowship.html

Please note that the closing date for applications is 14 October 2016.

For further enquiries, contact Keith McEwing: Keith.McEwing@dia.govt.nz; +64 4 470 4483

Apply for the Saari Residence!

The Saari Residence is a tranquil facility and a fruitful meeting point for artists and researchers in Mynämäki, Finland. The Saari Residence offers Finnish and non-Finnish artists, critics and translators the chance to work intensively for a period of two months in a relaxed countryside setting from September to April. Artistic groups may also apply for use of the residence’s facilities for limited periods of time from May to August.

Each resident is provided with an apartment and workroom. Kone Foundation provides monthly grants (2,350 or 2,700 euros/month) for the duration of the residency period. Groups can apply for grants to compensate for expenses.

Further information available at http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/residency-applicants/

The Mozart Fellowship 2017

The University of Otago invites applications for the Mozart Fellowship for the year 2017 from talented composers of demonstrated ability who are New Zealanders or normally resident in New Zealand.

Applications close 1 June 2016.

Applications should be submitted via the website otago.ac.nz/otagofellows-applications

For further information contact:
Stephanie Evans
Division of Humanities
University of Otago

Email arts.fellows@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/otagofellows

NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

Now in its eleventh year, the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Awards is an exciting opportunity for young New Zealand composers to have their work recorded by the NZSO over a three-day residency.

Submitted works are assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and those selected for the awards will be flown to, and accommodated in Wellington for the duration of the recordings and awards. The students selected are given the opportunity to receive mentoring from an established New Zealand composer and will also participate in industry seminars and instrument workshops. The best overall composition will win the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award. The composer receives a cash award of $750.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen
  • Composers must be 25 years of age or younger as of 3 December 2015
  • Maximum duration of 5 minutes
  • Work to be for full symphony orchestra without soloists
  • Maximum instrumentation is as follows: 3333 4331 timpani +2 percussion harp strings (including the following woodwind auxiliary instruments: piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon).
  • One entry per person
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form, which can be downloaded here. All entries must be submitted as digital PDFs.
  • Applications should also be accompanied by a short composer biography, as well as programme notes for the work.  All of this information should be provided in the score file.
  • A complete and accurate instrumentation listing must be provided at the beginning of the score as well as the duration.
  • Composers should note that if used, any non-standard items such as string practice mutes will need to be provided by the composer.
  • NZSO reserve the right to ask composers to revisit any composition that includes extended techniques that may damage instruments.
  • Revisions to the submitted score won’t be accepted.

Deadline for entries: 4 May 2015

For further information and the online entry form please see the NZSO website.

 

Auckland Regional Parks Residency

From Auckland Council:

MAKE MUSIC IN THE WILDS!

Here’s something for musos to act on now, at the start of a fresh year!

It’s a residency opportunity offering free beachside accommodation, a weekly artist’s fee and a ‘studio’ in scenic surroundings.

We are looking for an adventurous artist or creative composer who would like to live and work from either Duder or Waitawa Regional Park.

Applications must be in by the 17th February 2015 but the residency is not till mid Oct-mid Dec 2015.

For more information, to download application forms and to get the flavour of previous residencies go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts

Creative New Zealand / Jack C.Richards Composer-in-Residence at NZSM 2015-16

Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM), Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at NZSM for the period July 2015–June 2016.

The appointment is jointly funded by Creative New Zealand and private donor Dr Jack C. Richards, with the NZSM as host organisation. This position fosters and expands the New Zealand musical landscape by providing an established composer with the opportunity to write full-time for the period of tenure.

Applicants should be composers of proven merit and be New Zealand citizens or hold New Zealand residency. Applicants may not be employees of, or have been employed by, the New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) or Victoria University in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Students working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification in the period of the residency are also ineligible. Individuals who have been a composer-in-residence in a Creative New Zealand-supported residency within the twelve months prior to the start of the residency are not normally eligible. Applicants should not normally receive any additional substantial income or paid leave during the period of the residency.

Benefits, Opportunities & Sector Partnerships
The residency provides numerous benefits and opportunities for the promotion, presentation and professional development of the successful candidate in the following ways:

Orchestra Wellington will offer the nominal position of Composer-in-Residence to the successful candidate, should the candidate have included an orchestral work in their Work Proposal document (see below), and guarantees performance of one new work written by the composer.

The Lilburn Residence Trust normally offers the use of the former home of Douglas Lilburn in Thorndon to the successful candidate for a modest rental. The house is located in an enclave of artist residences, including the Rita Angus Cottage and the Randell Cottage and is within walking distance of the NZSM.

Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) at Victoria University of Wellington offers to facilitate access to Wellington-based performers and ensembles (e.g. NZSQ, Stroma, Strike, Orchestra Wellington, Baroque Voices) who have agreed to consider programming new works written by the composer. It also provides the following hosting benefits:
• one of the largest composition programmes in NZ, with 8 permanent faculty (Prof John Psathas, Dr. Dugal McKinnon, Michael Norris, Dr. Dave Lisik, Dr. Stephan Prock, Kenneth Young, Dr. Ted Apel, Dr. Ajay Kapur) and over 100 composition students;
• a wide range of compositional expertise amongst staff, with research strengths in orchestral composition, jazz composition, film music, sonic arts, installation practice, multimedia, music technology/engineering and post-tonal theory;
• invitation to interact with, collaborate with, and compose for performance staff;
• an annual reception for the incoming and outgoing Composers-in-Residence to which the local composition community is invited;
• agreement to record at least one work composed during the residency, and to collaborate with the Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ) to film the recording for dissemination via the SOUNZ Website;
• Wai-te-ata Music Press agrees in principle to publish at least one of the works composed during the residency;
• a performance of at least one work within the NZSM lunchtime concert series;
• networking opportunities with Rattle Records for potential future projects;
• invitation to attend the weekly NZSM Composer Workshops, and to present two workshops during the period of their residency;
• invitation to sit on the jury of the annual NZSM Composers’ Competition;
• mentoring of senior postgraduate students of the NZSM;
• provision with an NZSM staff ID card, giving access to library facilities including scores, recordings, DVDs, etc, free entry to all NZSM events, and access to facilities including practice rooms, recording studios, electroacoustic music studios, technical assistance, when available;
• provision of office space, computer, IT support and network access.

Tenure and Terms
The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. The appointee must reside in Wellington for the full term of employment, with any absences to be negotiated with the Programme Leader (Composition) of the NZSM. While there is no obligation of formal teaching at the NZSM, some contribution to the NZSM’s cultural and academic life is expected, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, and in agreement with the Programme Leader (Composition) of the NZSM. Informal meetings with postgraduate students are particularly encouraged. The successful applicant will be hired as a VUW employee for the period of the residency, and will be required to submit a written report to the Programme Leader (Composition) within one month of the end of the tenure, which is forwarded to Creative New Zealand in accordance with their residency regulations. The gross annual salary for the position will be NZ$50,000 for the twelve-month period, which includes 8% holiday pay to be paid when the term of appointment ends.

Selection process
The selection committee will comprise at least 3 members of the composition staff of the NZSM. The committee will base their decision on the artistic standards and track record of the applicant, as evidenced through a CV and portfolio of representative works, as well as the potential of the proposed works for the residency to make a significant contribution to New Zealand music.

Further enquiries may be made to Michael Norris, Acting Programme Leader (Composition), NZSM. Email: michael.norris@nzsm.ac.nz; Ph: (04) 463 7456.

Application process
Applications should be made via email to the HR Coordinator, NZSM (recruit@nzsm.ac.nz). Please send text files in either MS Word or PDF format, music scores in PDF format, and recordings in either MP3, AIFF or WAV format. Works with a visual component should be hosted via an online video service such as Vimeo or YouTube, and submitted as a web link. Audio or video files larger than 10Mb should be sent to the above email via a file-sharing service such as DropBox or SendSpace. Please note that electronic documents and links are preferred to physical submissions. Any physical documents sent will not be returned or saved for applicants for collection later.

The following files must be submitted with applications:

(a) A current CV, which must include your contact details, qualifications, compositional experience, current employment status and a list of selected compositional output.
(b) A portfolio of no more than 4 representative works. For notated works, please submit both scores and recordings; for works with a visual component, please submit links to online videos (such as YouTube or Vimeo).
(c) A Work Proposal document for the tenure (see below).
(d) Confirmation that you are a New Zealand citizen or that you hold New Zealand residency.

Work Proposal
The Work Proposal document must include the following items:

a) An outline of all works you wish to undertake during the residency, including a tentative timetable for completion, intended performers, and any tentative or firm performance dates and venues.
b) Applicants wishing to be considered for the Orchestra Wellington Composer-in-Residence position must include details of an orchestral work to be completed during the residency.
c) Dr. Jack C. Richards has also stipulated that all applicants should propose a solo piece for classical instrument of a difficulty level suitable for a senior performance student (for example, to be performed as part of a performance exam or competition).
d) Please also provide details of any external funding (e.g. commission money) you will receive for any of the proposed works to be completed during your tenure. As the salary for the residency is funded by Creative New Zealand, it may be considered inappropriate to receive any additional Creative New Zealand commission money for work completed during your tenure.
e) In order to develop relationships between Wellington musicians and the composer-in-residence, applicants are encouraged to write for specific Wellington-based performers and ensembles included on the following webpage: http://www.nzsm.ac.nz/about-us/jobs/cir2015-16. Although the purpose of this partnership is for the mutual benefit of both composer and performer/ensemble, neither composer nor performer(s) is bound contractually in any legal sense. The Programme Leader (Composition) at the NZSM may help facilitate networks with these performers.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 28 November 2014.