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 Irish Heritage
Summary:Bursary for Composition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Details: Irish Heritage is pleased to announce the launch a new £3,000 bursary for an original classical music composition on an Irish theme by a young Irish composer based in Ireland or Britain. The new Bursary is open to young Irish composers studying at recognised music conservatoires and other colleges in Ireland and Britain. The theme of the inaugural Bursary composition is peace and reconciliation in an Ireland-Britain context in these testing times. Compositions must feature a harp and flute duet.

Fee: N/A
Contact: For more details, please contact: contact@irishheritage.co.uk
Email:contact@irishheritage.co.uk

 Women in Music Composition and Technology (3 available)
Summary:£5,000 Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: 04 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced a Women in Music scholarship aimed at reducing the industry’s gender gap by supporting women at the start of their careers.

The initiative will award £5,000 scholarships and industry mentoring to three women enrolling on the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology in 2019, with a single prize-winner also receiving equipment from music technology specialists Audient UK.

Dr Harry Whalley, Course Leader of the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology (https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-music-composition-technology/) said: “As well as offering financial support, the initiative will encompass talks, workshops and mentoring that not only celebrates innovators but also seeks to inspire a new generation.

“We embrace the true plurality of music in terms of the tools, styles and people involved in the invention of new music. We want students to follow their individual passions while also learning the skills required to become creative practitioners today. We are committed to positive change in music education and the music industry, and are excited to be forging new links which will further support women in music.”

The organisation Women in Music estimates that the gender divide in music across all regions is split at 70/30, with a Canadian study citing that women represent as little as six percent of recognised producers in the US and Canada. Of the 600 most popular songs from 2012 to 2017, only 12 percent were written by women, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology (https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-music-composition-technology/) is based at UCA Farnham and offers students the chance to be taught by leading technologists, session musicians, composers, sound designers and industry experts, and opens up pathways to a number of roles, such as film composer, music supervisor, music producer or sound designer. UCA is also set to open a new multimillion pound film and media centre, housing the technology and specialist equipment needed to prepare today’s creative students for industry, this year.

Applicants to the scheme will be asked to submit a portfolio of work and will be assessed on their creativity, originality, technical skill, contextualisation and potential for development, alongside their academic record.

Web Site:www.uca.ac.uk/news/women-in-mu...

 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship
Summary:Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. A scholarship is also available to one French, Swiss or American medical post-graduate specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

Eligibility Criteria
Artists and Musicians:
The scholarship is awarded to a maximum of five American post-graduate students in visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance). The scholarship is not intended for research in art history or musicology, nor for dance or theater.

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must:
• possess American citizenship
• be between 21 and 29 years of age
• have graduated with high academic standing from an American college, university or professional school. Preference is given to mature students who have already done some graduate study.
• show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment
• propose a unique and detailed artistic project related to their field of study which requires a one-year residency in Paris. This project should include enrolment in a recognized French art or music school. It is strongly suggested that the candidate establishes contact with a teacher or institution prior to arriving in France.
• have good moral character, personality and adaptability. They must also be in good physical health and emotional stability.
• submit a complete and on-time application dossier. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Award Details:
• A €10,000 stipend (may vary subject to fund earnings) for the upcoming academic year
• A rent-controlled live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis
• Access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically significant concert hall.

Conditions upon acceptance:
• The successful candidates must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa and other relevant documentation prior to their arrival at the Fondation des États-Unis. They must ensure that their legal status remains in order throughout the entire stay. To find out more about visa requirements, please visit the US State Deprtment’s website.
• The successful candidates must show proof of valid health insurance for the upcoming academic year. Academic institutions often offer special student health insurance.


Conditions during residency:
• The scholars must pay rent in a timely manner and abide by the House Rules of the Fondation des États-Unis.
• The scholars must use the reserved artist atelier or music room at the Fondation des États-Unis as their principle residence throughout the academic year.
• The scholars must maintain high academic and artistic standards by regularly attending classes, and by participating actively in the cultural program at the Fondation des États-Unis.
• The scholars in the field of the visual arts agree to donate an artwork to the Fondation des États-Unis, which has been created during the residency.
• At the end of the residency, the scholars must submit a brief summary of the academic year, commenting on their progress, achievements, and academic results.

For further information, please contact culture@feusa.org

HOW TO APPLY

Artists and Musicians:

1. The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded here: http://www.feusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/HHW-APP-FORM1.docx. Please insert your electronic signature or print, sign and scan the form.
2. A passport sized photo should be inserted into the application form and also sent in JPEG format.
3. A detailed CV.
4. A short yet detailed statement about your project including the French school and/or instructor you intend to work with.
5. It is highly recommended that candidates include a letter of admission to study at a French institution, including for Visa purposes.
6. A certificate of proficiency in French signed by a qualified teacher of French. Please note that if you are not reasonably fluent, you must show a serious commitment by acquiring basic proficiency before arriving in France. It is also strongly recommended to include a letter of intent to enroll in a French language upon arrival in France.
7. Three letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the applicant’s general qualifications, artistic ability and accomplishment. The letters should be typed on letterhead paper, and should be emailed by the issuer.
8. Copies of complete and original transcripts of all colleges or universities attended with embossed seal of the issuing institution. A high definition color scan will be accepted for the initial application process. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to send the original paper copies.
9. Examples of the applicant’s work. For visual artists, a presentation of recent works may be sent electronically (the corresponding print-outs may be requested). For musicians, please submit at least 15 minutes of music showcasing a minimum of three contrasting styles is required (the corresponding audio CD may be requested).
10. A simple medical certificate confirming the candidates good general health. Successful candidates will be required to show proof of paid-up accident and health insurance before arrival.
11. Proof of American citizenship i.e. a clear high definition color scan of the applicant’s passport.
Web Site:www.feusa.org/harriet-hale-woo...

 Brown University
Summary:Funded Composition PhD
Deadline: 01 January 2019
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: Program Overview

Students in the Ph.D. program in Music and Multimedia Composition produce, analyze, and perform original works that may include the use of electronic music, acoustic composition and sound in combination with video, performance, installation and text. They conduct advanced inquiry into the cultural, theoretical, technical, and aesthetic issues surrounding music and multimedia production in close collaboration with faculty researchers strongly invested in real-time, interactive sonic and visual media, sound art, instrument design, and acoustic composition. The program welcomes students working from diverse influences and methods, expanding their creative practices and underlying technical knowledge to spur artistic innovation. In addition to faculty mentorship, students can collaborate with a broad array of professional performing ensembles and visiting artists presented on the Brown University campus.

The graduate program in Music and Multimedia Composition offers an array of resources unique to Brown. Students have access to the department’s Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) studios, and the university’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. These specialized research facilities house recording studios, electronics shops, project studios, exhibition and performance spaces. Regular opportunities exist to interface with the larger arts and digital media communities at Brown, at the nearby Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence and the New England region. Music and Multimedia Composition students also partake in the many scholarly offerings of the Musicology and Ethnomusicology PhD program, with faculty specialties in technoculture, sound studies, copyright, improvisation and organology. A Brown doctoral degree in Music and Multimedia Composition leads to a career in college and university teaching, or to a position in applied work outside the academy.

All PhD students receive full funding for 5 years, including costs for tuition and health insurance, plus stipends for fellowships and teaching assistantships. For information about applying to the program see the FAQ or contact Ed Osborn, Director of Graduate Studies.
Web Site:www.brown.edu/academics/music/...

 Graeme Miles Bursary
Summary:Bursary Opportunity-short deadline!
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: The Graeme Miles Bursary is open to artists or groups based in the North East of England. The aim is to fund an important development opportunity, project or programme of activity that will have a lasting impact on their career. The £1,200 award is made annually to celebrate the life of Middlesbrough’s Graeme Miles who died in 2013.

A contemporary of Ewan MacColl, Miles wrote his first song, Sea Coal about Hartlepool, at the age of 14, and after hearing the traditional songs of Tyneside, set himself a 20-year task to create a collection for his adopted native Teesside.

The memorial bursary, which is funded and administered by The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and funded by The Unthanks through fundraising concerts, is now in its 3rd year running and will continue to organise events to fund future awards.

The Graeme Miles Bursary scheme is open to any folk artists or groups, aged 18 to 25, in the North East of England, which includes Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley. The bursary is to fund a significant development opportunity, project or programme of activity that could have a lasting impact on their career.

The inaugural winner was Joe Hammill from Thornaby on Tees. The singer songwriter, who fronts the band Cattle & Cane, invested the award in home studio equipment to record his own music. The 2016 recipient was the Rachel Hamer Band, a Newcastle folk band with strong links to Teesside.

The selection panel includes Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank from The Unthanks.

Application Criteria

1. Artist(s) must be based or have strong links to the North East of England.
2. Individual musicians (including composers) and duos/trios/bands in the early stages of their career and/or final stages of advanced musical training.
3. Artists must have a genuine desire and commitment to building a professional career in folk music.
4. Artists should be able to demonstrate the talent, potential and enthusiasm to make folk music your profession.
5. The funded activity needs to be completed by 30 November 2018.

Timing and deadlines
Closing date for applications Midnight on Sunday 29 October 2017
Bursary Announcement December 2017
Web Site:www.efdss.org/efdss-artists-de...

 Scottish Awards for New Music 2018
Summary:Composer Awards Nominations Open
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Following on from the inaugural event in 2017, New Music Scotland are pleased to launch the second annual Scottish Awards for New Music. Created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, Help Musicians UK, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland, Steinberg, and EVM Marketing, the awards will celebrate and champion the highest standards and achievements of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles. They will highlight and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, as well as the depth and breadth of the country’s contemporary music scene.

The Scottish Awards for New Music are welcoming nominations for music being made by Scottish and Scottish-based creators and facilitators of new music. The eleven categories, including three new ones for 2018, are listed below. Partnerships with Hands Up for Trad and Jazz from Scotland have enabled the creation of new categories which focus on experimental and ground breaking traditional and jazz music. Nominations are open from Saturday 7 October 2017 until Monday 11 December 2017 and can be made by both members of the public and industry professionals. Nominations can be made via the website where details of eligibility and submission criteria can be found: www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018.

An international panel of composers, performers, programmers and music industry experts will meet in January to discuss the nominations, following which a shortlist will be announced. Profiles of the shortlisted entries will be available on New Music Scotland’s website in the weeks leading up to the awards evening on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

New Music Scotland Chair, composer Oliver Searle said, “The Awards offer a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of new music in Scotland and further afield, spreading news of the innovative new music scene to potential audiences around the globe. Rarely do you manage to gather so many of the key figures and institutions of new music making in Scotland together in one room. Coupled with the high profile supporters and partnerships involved in making this event a reality, the Scottish Awards for New Music 2018 promises to be an exciting event for Scotland’s new music sector.”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland, said, “Music is an art form that never sits still – it is always pushing back barriers and reshaping the cultural landscape. The Scottish Awards for New Music celebrate such experimentation and throw a spotlight on our most talented composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles. Scotland is one of the most vibrant and collaborative countries in the world for new music, and these awards raise the profile of this exciting sector both nationally and internationally.”

COMPOSER ELIGIBILITY

Composers must have been born in Scotland, or have been ordinarily resident in Scotland for at least two years prior to 1st July 2017. Non Scottish or Scottish based composers can have works nominated as part of the Award for Creative Programming.
Composers may be any age.
Composers do not have to be members of New Music Scotland.
Students are eligible

WORK ELIGIBILITY

To qualify, new works must have received their première in a public performance, either live or broadcast/online, between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
The community/education project category: For Projects that may be nominated, they can have started prior to, but must have been concluded between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017.
Recorded works must have been publicly released on any format between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
Works do not have to have been published.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including from the composer, performer, audience or organisation. If self nominating, you must also nominate 2 other works (in any category) that are not by yourself.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The nominator should choose the category which most closely fits the work. NMS reserves the right to move the work to a different category if appropriate.
NMS reserves the right to add, remove or redefine categories if necessary.

Electroacoustic/sound art work
For a new work or installation written and/or performed during 2017 that can be described as either electroacoustic or sound art (or both!)

Dorico Award for Small/Medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 10 performers or fewer.

Large Scale New Work
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 11 performers or more.

Recorded New Work
A recording of new music for commercial release in 2017 for CD/LP, TV, film, digital/online platforms, or other audio-visual medium. This may include the recording of an existing work released within the calendar year.

The ISM Award for Collaboration
Celebrating collaborative new music in 2017, including projects that are cross-genre, cross-art form, multi-disciplinary, or those that bring together unique combinations of partners. Collaboration should have taken place between two or more active parties to the extent of which the work would not exist without the partnership.

Community/Education project
Music-making, listening, appreciation, participation projects taking new music as their medium, and widening access to those in Scottish communities and/or education settings. This may take the form of a one-off event, or an ongoing project with or without specific outcome over the calendar year of 2017.

Contribution to new music in Scotland
Marking the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has contributed significantly to the new music sector in Scotland during 2017.

Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performer(s) of the Year
An award to celebrate musicians who perform new music at the highest standard. This could be the best one off performance or a number of performances that adds to a portfolio of work over 2017.

Award for Creative Programming
An award to celebrate Creative Programming. This could be a one off production/commission, a festival programme, a programme series, or an audience development initiative that has been of an exceptional standard and demonstrates genuine imagination in its execution.

Award for Innovation in New Folk Music in association with Hands Up for Trad
Traditional Music plays an important role in Scotland’s musical scene. This award, in partnership with Hands Up for Trad, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both traditional and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

Award for Innovation in New Jazz Music in association with Jazz from Scotland
Scotland’s vibrant jazz sector regularly sees experimentation and creative projects come to fruition . This award, in partnership with Jazz from Scotland, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both jazz and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
All nominations are to be submitted online via the New Music Scotland website newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018
There is no limit to the number of works which may be submitted.
Self-nomination is allowed but must be balanced by the submission of two other nominations (i.e. not self-nominations) in any categories.

Nominators will be asked to provide:
Creator name, work title, performers, when & where heard, reason for nomination (depending on category max 200 words), links to supporting reviews, recordings, articles, online information, nominator name and contact details, demographic information of nominator

JUDGING
Judging will be made by a specially appointed panel, the members of which will be chosen by NMS.
In each category there will be a final shortlist, announced in advance of the award ceremony.
NMS reserves the right not to make an award in any category.
The final decision regarding all aspects of the Scottish Awards for New Music, including the interpretation of these rules, resides with the Board of NMS.

AWARD CEREMONY

The presentation of the awards will take place at a reception on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Drygate in Glasgow
In each category the winning individual/organisation will be presented with a Scottish Award for New Music
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/sco...

 Andrew S. Way Music Foundation
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area.

The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music.
Web Site:aswaymusicfoundation.org/appli...