2013 Wagner Bicentenary Competition for Composers

The Wagner Society in Queensland Inc invites composers who are permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand to create an instrumental chamber work to celebrate the 2013 bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner (1813-1883).

Submitted works must have been composed specifically for the 2013 Wagner Bicentenary Composition Competition, must not previously have had a public performance or have been commercially recorded. They must not have received an award from another competition for composition.

The applicant will be required to declare that the music is the applicant’s own original work.

Eligibility: The Wagner Bicentenary Composition Competition is open to living composers of any age permanently resident in either Australia or New Zealand at the time of entry into the competition.

Website: www.wagnersociety.com

Deadline for entries: 30 June 2012

IAMIC Virtual Composer in Residence: Jack Body.

Jack Body has been invited to participate in the IAMIC -sponsored Virtual Composer in Residence programme. He will begin his month-long residency on February 15, 2010 together with his Austrian co-virtual resident composer Katharina Klement.

Through the Virtual Composer In Residence Programme, IAMIC aims to share, network and publish information about composers and their work and processes more widely, enabling the world-wide community of composers and audience members to connect with them through a virtula and interactive environment. IAMIC is making a special space available on their website and inviting a pair of composers to use this space to explore each others work and processes. The composers can use the website space to ‘chat’, exchange ideas, thoughts, links, music: scores, audio, video as digital files, possible projects and so on. Colleagues and audience members from around the world have the opportunity to join in the conversation through comments on this IAMIC webpage.

Jack Body is one of New Zealand’s most senior composers with a long and varied musical output across all genres. He has a particular interest in the music of other cultures and in bringing these into a relationship with traditional Western European music through transcription and electroacoustic elements. A leading educator, innovator and entrepreneur he has been responsible for many projects connecting musicians and musical cultures around the world.

Jack and Katharina are the second IAMIC Virtual Composers in Residence. The inaugural residents were John McLachlan (Ireland) and Lucien Posman(Belgium).

Source: www.sounz.org.nz

Visiting Lecturer position at NZ School of Music

The New Zealand School of Music, a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, seeks applicants for a temporary appointment as Visiting Lecturer in Composition and Orchestration. The position will be based at the Kelburn campus (part of Victoria University) in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, for the second trimester of the 2010 academic year (July–November 2010).

Click here for the role description and here for further details. Applications close 8 March.

APO Call for Proposals

Call for proposals

The APO wish to call for proposals from NZ composers for a special project in 2010 – 11

Every year the APO invites composers to submit pieces to be workshopped and recorded under the mentorship of the APO’s Composer-in-Residence. For 2010 the APO is offering six NZ composers the opportunity to write a work for actor and orchestra.

APO Composer-in-Residence, John Psathas, will provide support for composers over the composition process.
Instrumentation available is 3*3*3*3*/4331/T, 2 perc, hrp, piano/celeste, strings.

To apply, please send the following by 1 March 2010.

• completed application form
• two scores of your own compositions which you feel represent the best of your orchestral writing
• outlining commentary of your idea for a new piece involving actor and orchestra. This could include a script outline, general theme summary or other dramatic ideas

Please note that all applicants need to have time available to complete the draft of their new work by 15 April 2010 for the first piano read-through. Also please be aware that this opportunity is not open to pieces that have already been composed. The six composers will be selected by the APO.

2010 workshop session times, all at the Philharmonia Hall:

26 April: piano read-through
8 June: first orchestral read-through and workshop of pieces
10-11 Sept: workshop and recording sessions with the APO

2011 – pieces will be programmed into an APO concert

You should only apply if you are definitely able to attend all the above workshop session times.

Click here to download the entry form.