The Keuris Competition invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 2nd Keuris Composers Contest with self-made compositions for the youth. The compositions should be challenging, but at the same time accessible, nowadays and playable by young talented amateur players. Deadline February 18th 2016.
There will be two categories:
1) clarinet, cello and piano
2) youth symphony orchestra
For further details are available here.
The Opera Factory Trust is pleased to offer a compositional contest for a short chamber opera.
Entries close on Monday 18th January 2016.
The competition is for New Zealand composers (New Zealand citizens or permanent residents) and is offered in three categories:
1. Open age
2. Emerging or intending composers (under 25 yrs of age )
3. Secondary school students (18 yrs & under)
Further details and the entry form are available here:
Opera Factory Composition Contest 2015 – 2016 Information Sheet
Opera Factory Composition Contest 2015 – 2016 ENTRY FORM
Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at NZSM for the period July 2016–June 2017. 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.
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, if an orchestral work is included in their Work Proposal document. The orchestra will guarantee 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 Composer-in-Residence 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.
Please click the following links for further details of the position.
VUW Composer in Resdience 2016 – Role Description
VUW Composer in Residence 2016- Application Details
The 2015 International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days festival, an annual fixture in the contemporary music calendar, was held in Ljublijana, Slovenia, and New Zealand was once again well represented thanks to the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ), which holds New Zealand’s membership to the ISCM.
Each year, provided that certain criteria are met, CANZ is guaranteed a performance in the World Music Days festival of at least one work submitted in the annual call for scores. New Zealand’s represented composer for 2015 was Chris Cree Brown. The standard of performances, given by Slovenia’s top ensembles and comprised almost exclusively of Slovenian performers, was extremely high. Chris Cree Brown’s piece Sound Barrel, for euphonium and electronics received an outstanding performance by Luka Einfalt and contributed to a particularly strong field of works with electroacoustic components.
Together with the festival itself, ISCM World Music Days is also the setting for the ISCM General Assembly meetings. CANZ President Glenda Keam is currently serving a two-year term on the ISCM executive committee and CANZ Committee member Mary Binney attended as New Zealand’s delegate in the General Assembly, representing and voting on behalf of New Zealand in these meetings.
For several year now, CANZ has been discussing the possibility of hosting the 2020 World Music Days festival in New Zealand. Mary gave a presentation on behalf of CANZ by way of an update to the General Assembly and this was warmly received.
The CANZ Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Creative New Zealand in enabling Mary and Chris to attend this year’s World Music Days, and looks forward to the 2016 festival in Tongyeong, South Korea, at which event Neville Hall will be New Zealand’s represented composer.
The Opera Factory Trust is pleased to announce their next composition contest for short chamber operas. Entries close on Monday 18th January 2016.
Composers are invited to submit new works for A Short Chamber Opera Contest.
Entries close at 5pm on Monday 18 January 2016.
The competition is for New Zealand composers (New Zealand citizens or permanent residents), and is offered in three categories:
- Open age
- Emerging or intending composers (under 25 yrs of age)
- Secondary school students (18 yrs & under)