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 NYCGB Young Composer Scheme 2019/20
Summary:Year-long choral composing programme
Deadline: 30 August 2019
Date Posted: 15 August 2019
Details: Calling all talented young composers interested in innovative new approaches to choral music to apply for NYCGB Young Composer Scheme 2019/20.

Run in partnership with Digital Partner NMC Recordings.

The NYCGB annual Young Composers Scheme offers four composers aged between 18 and 29 a fully-funded, year-long programme of professional development, including the unique opportunity to write music for NYCGB’s choirs.

Now entering in its second year, it aims to challenge perceptions of, and support the development, innovation and diversity of new choral music.

The scheme is open to composers who demonstrate clear ability, potential, and a passion for creating high-quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles. We're looking to attract young people from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, including those who may not have previously considered composing for ensemble voices. It aims to support composers in the early stages of their career, who are committed to developing as professional composers. In order to fully participate in this wide-ranging programme and experience its full benefits, applicants should not be in full-time formal education during the course of the programme.

Running across a whole year, the scheme comprises residential courses, workshops, peer and professional mentoring and performance showcases including a high-profile launch event at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Working with the National Youth Choir, the composers will have an unrivalled opportunity to collaborate with 100 of the best young voices and future choral professionals in the UK. Professional mentoring will be led by NYCGB Artistic Director, OUP and Edition Peters composer Ben Parry, and there will be expert advice and tuition from distinguished composers such as Errollyn Wallen, John Rutter and Roxanna Panufnik. Professional training and insights, and a professional recording and release for their work will be facilitated by NMC Recordings, the scheme’s digital partners.

Applications for the NYCGB Young Composer Scheme are open now.
The closing date is on Friday 30 August 2019, 5pm.
The scheme is open to composers aged 18+ on 1 September 2019 and under 30 on 31 August 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to workshops and interviews in London on Saturday 14 September.
Web Site:www.nycgb.org.uk/news/nycgb-yo...

 KHN Artistic Residency
Summary:Artist residency
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 August 2019
Details: Established in 2001, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is a renowned Artist Residency program that supports established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from around the world.

Uniquely housed in a residential prairie-style complex, KHN also hosts a public gallery that showcases the work of Nebraska and regional artists, and is home to the Kimmel Permanent Collection.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio.

Application deadlines are MARCH 1 and SEPTEMBER 1 annually.
• The March 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following July – December.
• The September 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following January – June.

Upcoming Session Dates:
• 2020 Session 1: January 6 - June 19, 2020 (application deadline September 1, 2019)
• 2020 Session 2: July 6 – December 18, 2020 (application deadline March 1, 2020)

When you indicate preferred dates in your application, be sure they fall within the session for which you are applying. If your schedule is flexible, you may note such in lieu of or in addition to exact dates in the application form. Be sure that your preferred arrival date is a Monday and your departure date, a Friday, as weekends between residents are used for cleaning and laundering of linens.

More info and to apply:
Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/re...

 KHN Center for the Arts
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 31 July 2019
Details: KHN Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8-week stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. Application deadlines are MARCH 1 and SEPTEMBER 1 annually.

The March 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following July – December. The September 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following January – June.

Upcoming Session Dates and Deadlines:

2020 Session 1: January 6 – June 19, 2020 (application deadline September 1, 2019)
2020 Session 2: July 6 – December 18, 2020 (application deadline March 1, 2020)

Kimmel Harding Nelson (KHN) Center for the Arts

Website: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org
Location: 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE, USA
Contact: info@khncenterforthearts.org / 402-874-9600

How to Apply: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org/residency/how-apply

Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/re...

 RSNO Composers’ Hub
Summary:Composer programme
Deadline: 23 August 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the RSNO Composers’ Hub is a fantastic opportunity to compose music for orchestra in a range of different contexts, developing skills and creative relationships, as well as acquiring an understanding of the business of a major arts organisation.

Now into its fifth year, up to five emerging composers will be chosen to join the hub and spend the 2019.20 season with the orchestra. While working with the RSNO, each composer will write a 7-10 minute piece for full symphony orchestra and a 2-3 minute piece for small orchestra. The scheme will culminate in a public workshop in the RSNO Centre in Glasgow, April 2020, from which one work will be chosen to be performed in the RSNO’s 2020.21 Season.

Composer Opportunities
This scheme is not simply about creating new works, but having the opportunity to develop meaningful collaborations with the RSNO and other Hub members. Those selected will build relationships with the Orchestra, staff and RSNO audiences, whilst receiving guidance in artistic development and career advancement. There will be the opportunity to:
• Have space to collaborate in the development of new works
• Observe rehearsals and concerts
• Spend time with RSNO’s Music Director, assistant conductor, and orchestral musicians
• Be mentored by composer Stuart MacRae, as well as key orchestral musicians
• Participate in a workshop day with an internationally-renowned composer
• Work with smaller groups of RSNO musicians
• Shadow key members of RSNO staff in different departments, including finance and marketing
• Work with the RSNO’s Learning and Engagement department

Criteria:
• There is no restriction on age
• Interviews will be in Glasgow on Friday 13 September 2019 (provisional date)
• Composers must be resident within the UK, and be available to travel to Glasgow for specified periods throughout the season, including:
• Participant induction on the evening of the RSNO’s season concert on Saturday 12 October 2019
• Workshop A: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020 (date tbc)
• Workshop B: Tuesday 14 April 2020
• Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed for each composer on the scheme

Application process
Composers must submit a CV, one-page letter explaining how they will benefit from the scheme, and two examples of their own compositions. Composition examples should be sent with PDF scores (preferably at least one for full orchestra) and sound samples. MIDI files or similar are acceptable where recordings are unavailable. Applications should be emailed to Emma Hunter at emma.hunter@rsno.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 August at 5pm. Only applications submitted by email will be accepted.

Web Site:www.rsno.org.uk/hub/

 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Summary:Residency opportunity
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: Letters of Reference: 2 required by 8/29/19
Entry Fee (2020 Winter Spring Residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts): $40.00
The artist residency program at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers two sessions per year including three week programs. Awarded residencies are based on overall application, availability, and the applicant’s ranking in jury process. The Winter/Spring artist retreats run from January – May with the application deadline on September 1 of the previous year. The Summer/Fall session runs from June – November with the application deadline on March 1 of the same year. A jury will rank artists based on work samples provided with application. Visual Artists (including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installation, new media and video) shall provide 10 - 20 images OR a short video. Language Arts (including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplay or script writing, and scientific writing) shall include no more than 20 pages of material. Musicians and composers provide two scores and two music files for listening. Do NOT include your name or website on any work samples. Label with titles only. Any questions or tech issues may be answered by Cafe Help Center which includes Cafe support contact information.

Selected artists will receive housing, most meals, exclusive studio access and use of the library, lounge and kitchen, which are all nestled in a meadow along the riparian corridor of Brush Creek. Residents are responsible for all supplies, and either transportation to Brush Creek Ranch or Laramie Regional Airport. Applicants will provide work samples formatted to Cafe standards; CV or Resume; Artist Statement and description of your project; and two individuals capable of providing a character reference to be submitted with your application. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a separate non-profit program, apart from the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. Visit www.brushcreekarts.org for more information.

Web Site:artist.callforentry.org/festiv...

 MTNA Commissioning Mission
Summary:Commission award
Deadline: 01 September 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: The Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) is pleased to invite composers who are living or working in the state of Georgia (or who have significant ties to the state of Georgia) to apply for the 2019-2020 GMTA Commissioned Composer Award.

More information about the award, including the guidelines and application, can be found here:
Web Site:georgiamta.org/commissioned-co...
Email:gmtacommissioning@georgiamta.org

 Flute Duo
Summary:Commission opportunity
Deadline: 24 October 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Deadline: Ongoing
Details: A new contemporary music flute duo is looking to commission a piece to premiere at their promotional launch concert on 24 October 2019. Looking for a composer who is interested in working with them and willing to shape the piece to their strengths.
Fee: Upon application
Contact: For more information and to express interest, please contact: animofluteandpiano@gmail.com
Email:animofluteandpiano@gmail.com

 KISS 2019
Summary:Workshop programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 May 2019
Details: KISS is four intensive days and nights of sound, music, ideas, and interaction. We invite you to join us in Busan as we explore the theme of Resonance through hands-on workshops, presentations, concerts and lively discussions.

In addition to a full program of presentations and concerts by an international roster of presenters and performers, there will be several hands-on workshops open to all participants:

Sounds of Busan I
DATA SONIFICATION
What do the past 10 years of meteorological data sound like? In this hands-on session, we will take time series data related to the city of Busan and map the data to sound. Can we hear patterns in data that we might not otherwise detect?

The Shape Atlas
MATHS FOR CONTROLLING SOUND
How can you get your sound parameters to evolve over time? Participants will work together to compile a Shape Atlas of mathematical functions for controlling sound parameters.

Sounds of Busan II
3D SOUND TECHNIQUES
Starting with a collection of 3D ambisonic recordings from various iconic locations in and around Busan, we will learn how to process, spatialize, mix down for interactive binaural presentation for games and VR.

Research
PAPER SESSIONS
Hear hot-off-the-press results of cutting edge creative research. Full program

Concerts
LIVE PERFORMANCES
Explore new ways to compose, present, and experience music with an international line-up of live computer music performances. Full program

Networking
MEALS, NETWORKING & AFTER-KISS TOUR OF BUSAN
Discuss the presentations, workshops, and concerts with the presenters and fellow symposiasts over meals and coffee breaks (included with KISS 2019 registration), and join your new-found friends and colleagues on a tour of Busan on the Monday after the conference (also included with your registration).

Whether you are new to Kyma, a Kyma expert, or if you are just curious to learn more about music technology and sound design, you are welcome to join us for four intensive days and nights of sound, music, ideas, and interaction with fellow Kyma practitioners. Learn, share, connect, discuss, and enjoy!

Registration includes access to paper sessions, hands-on workshops, and concerts, and includes an opening reception, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and coffee breaks, plus an after-symposium bus tour of Busan.

Register now in order to take advantage of a substantial early-registration discount!
Web Site:kiss2019.symbolicsound.com

 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 18 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: Supporting the Arts Since 1954

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico (HWF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational and charitable organization committed to supporting the arts.
Founded in 1954, the HWF manages one of the oldest artist residency programs in the USA. The Foundation’s mission is to “Support the artist and the creative process” and serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is located on fifteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.

Residency Application
To apply for an artist residency, submit an application form (below) along with the application fee and required work samples.

The annual deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Online applications must be received, and mailed applications must be postmarked, by January 18th. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards in June. For more info read the FAQs below.
Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18 2020 will be considered for residency grants in 2021. Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!
Web Site:wurlitzerfoundation.org

 Periapsis Music and Dance
Summary:Dance collaboration opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Composer List: an ongoing opportunity for composers

Are you interested in seeing your music choreographed and/or developing new collaborations with dance artists? Choreographers are always searching for new music that speaks to them, and Periapsis Music and Dance is developing free resources to facilitate these collaborations:

The first such resource we’re creating is an uncurated list of composers interested in collaborating with dance, with links to the individuals’ websites. Choreographers from around the world will be able to peruse the list (also for free), visit your site, listen to your music, and get in touch if they’re interested. The list is organized by city, and you may enter up to two locations of residence.

To join the Composer List:

Create a free login on our login page.
Visit our Composer List page (also found under Information).
Click the “form” button on the right-hand column and fill out a quick Google form.
That’s it! We’ll verify your link and add you to the list within a few days, often sooner. Choreographers
searching for composers will then be able to easily find you.
The only requirement is that you be a composer with a website, and the site should have examples of your music and a way to contact you (or your representative)—if you have your own standalone site that’s great, but you can also use a SoundCloud page, New Music USA profile, etc. (Note: Please see the FAQ on our information page for some exceptions to this.) We will not post a link to an email address or to any site that appears to compromise the security of visitors.

Participating in no way obligates you to collaborate with anybody or offer your work for free if you don’t want to. It simply gives choreographers an easy way to find you and connect, knowing that you might be interested in hearing from them. Your stuff is already out there—this is just a tool to get you more traffic and more listeners, potentially including some people who would want to set your existing music or collaborate on a new project.

Also, this is not a competition. Aside from making sure the links aren’t spam or otherwise illegitimate, we don’t filter, and composers of all genres are welcome to participate. If you would like to be removed from the list at any point, or need to change your link, just send us a message at info@periapsismusicanddance.org. (We will also check the list periodically to remove broken links.)

We’re also developing other informational resources for artists working at the intersection of dance and music, with pages for choreographers about working with music and musicians, and for composers about working with dance. So please check in with us over the coming months, and thanks for participating!

More info:
Web Site:periapsismusicanddance.org/opp...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived. Since then we have continuously been cultivating this program to encourage individual and collaborative creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. The program has brought together artists from a wide range of disciplines, to ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.

We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.

Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.


Residency History
Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Duration of Residency
We are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Due to our annual Summer Workshop, we do not accept any Residencies between July 1st and August 15th.

Residency Fee and Accommodation
Following fees are for 2018/2019:
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private accommodation $275/week
Couple accommodation $375/week

You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. (Although all three of our bathrooms are shared). We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

Day Residency
Day Residency, no accommodation included $95/week (2018/2019)

The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

Studio / Workspace
Because each artist's studio needs and space differs, we work with each artist to find the best possible working situation for their time. Currently, the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. In addition to the Mill we also have our Barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the House as well as space for our 9' grand Baldwin piano.

Expectations Towards the Artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.

Available Weekly Happenings
Monday Evening: T-time; serious casual discussion, linkage making, mounting of enquiries for critical reception and processing with other minds, development of discourse, emergent language to signify thoughts and works and ways of thinking through work, relating experience to abstraction and larger contexts.

Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community

Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast

Other available happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Construction, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Disciplines Support and Technical Information
The basis for Arts Letters and Numbers Residency Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary linkages. Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not maintain one as the site for samples of your work, please send samples, writing or images directly to info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 - 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Scholarships
There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.

Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 The Space City New Music Festival
Summary:New Music Festival Composing and Networking Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a one-of-a-kind summer festival in Texas housed in the heart of downtown Houston near the Theater District at the new arts facility: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

SCNMF is a week-long summer festival that brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and present 3 to 4 concerts for the community of Houston.

The 2018 Space City New Music Festival will be working and collaborating with:

- Guest Composer: Marcus K. Maroney
- Guest Artist: Crystal Chu (solo percussion)
- Guest Chamber Ensemble: 3G Percussion

Festival participants will have the opportunities to:
- Collaborate, promote, and perform newly composed works with guest artists
- Attend masterclasses and full-length concerts showcasing our guest composer, artist, and chamber ensemble
- Take composition lessons with guest composer, Marcus K. Maroney
- Perform for the community of Houston
- Each piece is guaranteed at least one performance by one of our guest artists.

Categories & required materials
I. Composer
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 representative scores for any combination of instruments with a LIVE Recording/MIDI (preferably scored from 1-6 performers)
- A list of works
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

II. Performers
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 recordings (audio and/or video) of you performing in contrasting styles
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

III. Conductors
- Completed 2018 Application
- Up to 2 videos (around 15 minutes total) of you conducting chamber and/or large ensembles (preferably contemporary music)
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

IV. Auditors
- Completed 2018 Application
- A brief resumé

Web Site:www.spacecityperformingarts.or...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org