Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Composer in Residence position – October 2013-2014. Submissions due by 1st July.
The New Zealand School of Music invites applications for the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2013–2014.
The appointment is jointly funded by Creative New Zealand and private donor Dr Jack C. Richards, with the New Zealand School of Music acting as host organisation. It has been created to foster New Zealand musical composition by providing the appointee 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), Victoria University or Massey University in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Students working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification (in the year of the residency) are also ineligible. Individuals who have been a composer-in-residence in a Creative New Zealand financially-supported composer residency within the previous twelve months are not normally eligible. In extenuating circumstances, the panel may waive this restriction.
The Vector Wellington Orchestra has also agreed in principle to offer the successful applicant a nominal position as Vector Wellington Orchestra Composer-in-Residence, providing a guaranteed performance of a new orchestral work written during the term of the residency.
Tenure and Terms
The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2013 to 31 June 2014. The appointee must be resident in Wellington for the full term of employment (with absences to be negotiable with the Programme Leader (Composition) of the NZSM). While there is no obligation of formal teaching at the NZSM, some contribution is expected to be made to the NZSM’s cultural and academic life, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, in agreement with the Programme Leader (Composition) of the NZSM.
The successful applicant will be hired as an NZSM employee, and will be provided with access to administrative, library and other facilities upon request.
The appointee is required to submit a written report to the Programme Leader (Composition) within one month of the end of the tenure, which is submitted 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. Neither the NZSM nor Creative New Zealand can provide living accommodation, but the Lilburn Residence Trust has agreed in principle to offer the former home of Douglas Lilburn at 22 Ascot St, Thorndon to the appointee at a modest rental for the term of the residency.
A selection committee will comprise at least 3 members of the composition staff of the NZSM. Further enquiries may be made to Michael Norris, Senior Lecturer (Composition), NZSM. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph: (04) 463 7456
Electronic applications (in MS Word or PDF format) and support material (in MP3 and/or PDF files) should be sent via email to HR Coordinator, NZSM (email@example.com).
Applications may also be posted to: HR Coordinator, New Zealand School of Music, PO Box 2332, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
The following information must be submitted with applications:
(a) A current CV, which must include your qualifications, compositional experience, current employment status and a list of selected compositional output
(b) No more than 4 representative works. For notated works, please submit both scores (PDFs) and recordings (MP3s); 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), including details of any external funding for intended projects
(d) Confirmation that you are a New Zealand citizen or that you hold New Zealand residency
The work proposal document must include an outline of the works you intend to compose during the period of the residency.
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 selected from a list available for download from the following URL: http://www.nzsm.ac.nz/downloads/compreslist.pdf. 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.
Applications close 5pm, Friday 23 November 2012.
Composer in Residence
New Zealand School of Music Wellington
The New Zealand School of Music invites applications for the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2012–2013.
Applicants should be New Zealand citizens or holding New Zealand residency, and be composers of proven merit.
The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2012–31 June 2013.
For information about the application process, please contact: Jane Dimmock, HR Coordinator New Zealand School of Music PO Box 2332 Wellington 6140
Phone: (04) 801 5799 Ext. 62431
Closing date: 25 November 2011
The NZSO are now accepting applications for the 2012 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence position. Applications are open to New Zealand residents under 30 year of age.
The commission for the Composer-in-Residence will be to write a 10-minute piece for full symphony orchestra for the opening of the 2012 National Youth Orchestra programme.
Applicants need to submit a portfolio of previous works, with recording(s) if possible, a cover letter including date of birth and full contact details, and a short proposal (text or notation).
Applications must be received by 30 September 2011.
Please send applications to:
NZSO National Youth Orchestra
PO Box 6640
The APO wishes to invite applications from established New Zealand based composers for the position of Composer in Residence for 2012/2013.
This will be a two year long residency where the successful appointee will become an important part of the APO artistic/education team. As well as writing at least one major work per year of the residency for the orchestra for performance, the successful candidate may also be required to be involved in the APO education programme, details of which are provided in the job description.
Applicants should have experience of writing for professional symphony orchestras and diverse experience in composition teaching/mentoring.
Click here for a position description.
The selection process will call for submission of recordings/scores.
Written applications should be addressed to Ronan Tighe, Manager of Artistic Planning, APO, PO Box 56 024 Dominion Road, Auckland by June 15 2011.
Applications should include a proposal for the works you are interested in writing, as well as some orchestral scores and recordings (where possible) of existing works for orchestra.
Further enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Auckland Youth Orchestra is seeking expressions of interest for the position of its Composer in Residence for the 2011 season. There is no age limit for this residency.
This is an exciting opportunity for a New Zealand composer to have their work performed by a symphony orchestra in New Zealand and overseas. In August 2011, the orchestra will be touring to Europe and performing at the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin.
As part of that festival, the candidate’s work will be performed and entered into the compositions competition. The Mayor of Berlin presents the prize in recognition of the festival’s best World première or German première. It is endowed with 5,000 Euros. An 11-member audience jury determines the winner.
We are looking for someone who presents the best ideas for a composition appropriate for our youth orchestra and who will benefit the most from holding the residency and the activities and opportunities associated with it.
The composer in residence will have the following task:
• To compose a new work of no less than 5 minutes and no more than 10 minutes duration for the core instrumentation and resources of the orchestra.
• Instrumentation: strings, 2-2-2-2, 2-2-0-0, timp
Each expression of interest should include the following:
• CV, including references if possible
• Portfolio of representative works, preferably accompanied by a sound file or recording. This should contain at least 3 works, one or more of which is for symphony orchestra.
• Covering letter specifically addressing the following:
o how you will benefit from the residency
o how you will be able to fulfil the role of Composer in Residence
o specific musical ideas you have in mind for the composition
Please note that scores and recordings will not be returned. Do not send originals. There is no remuneration attached to the residency, however, the orchestra may support applications to funding agencies.
Applications are due on Friday 25 March 2011
Send applications to: Antun Poljanich, Music Director, Auckland Youth Orchestrac/o St Peters College, Mountain Road, Newmarket, Auckland
A decision will be made by the first week of April 2011
A jury annually selects approximately 20 international guests for the Berliner Künstlerprogramm. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply.
Funds are provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin and by the Berlin Senate. Each year, approximately 15 to 20 internationally known and well-qualified young visual artists and writers and composers from abroad are invited to spend 12 months in Berlin (6 months in exceptional cases). The grant for filmmakers is limited to a 6-month stay.
In Berlin, artists have the opportunity to continue their work undisturbed and to participate actively in the city’s cultural life. The aim of this programme is to promote exchange of experience among artists and to foster their involvement with current cultural issues in other countries.
Through numerous internal meetings and a variety of events which are carried out in cooperation with local cultural institutions (galleries, museums and exhibition halls, radio stations, universities, the Akademie der Künste, Literarisches Colloquium, Literaturhaus, Berliner Festspiele, Künstlerhaus Bethanien etc.), the Berliner Künstlerprogramm endeavours to establish contacts with local artists and personalities involved in the city’s cultural life.
Under certain conditions, the DAAD may subsidise specific projects (exhibitions, shows, publications, readings, translations); in each case, this requires special permission from the director of the
programme. The invitations are issued in conjunction with grants that allow for an adequate standard of living. Guests of the programme will be provided with furnished flats and work spaces (studios) in Berlin.
For more information and an application form visit http://www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de/en/stipendien.html
The deadline is 1 January 2011, so you will need to move very quickly!
The appointment is jointly funded by Creative New Zealand and Dr Jack C. Richards, with the New Zealand School of Music acting as host organisation. It has been created to foster New Zealand musical composition by providing the appointee with the opportunity to write full-time within an academic environment for the period of tenure. Applicants should be composers of proven merit and be New Zealand citizens or hold New Zealand residency. There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but they should not be employees of Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University or Massey University, or have been employed by the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University or Massey University in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Students working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification (in the year of the residency) are also ineligible. Individuals who have been a composer-in-residence in a Creative New Zealand financially-supported residency within the previous twelve months are not normally eligible (this does not include recipients of grants). In extenuating circumstances, the panel may waive this restriction. While the appointee will be an employee of Victoria University, the New Zealand School of Music is a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University.
The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2011 to 31 June 2012. The appointee will be resident in Wellington for that time and will be attached to the New Zealand School of Music. While there is no obligation of formal teaching, some contribution is expected to be made to the New Zealand School of Musics cultural and academic life, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, in agreement with the Programme Leader (Composition) of the NZSM.
Applications close 10 December 2010
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz
A reminder that applications for the NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence Award 2010 are due by Friday 18 December at 5pm.
Now in it sixth year, the NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence Award has provided a unique platform for some of the most exciting young musical voices in New Zealand to be heard. Previous winners have included Robin Toan, Claire Cowan, Karlo Margetic, Tabea Squire and last year’s winner Natalie Hunt.
The winning composer will join the NZSO NYO residency and will have their work performed in Wellington and Auckland. It will be recorded for broadcast by Radio New Zealand Concert and will be released on a souvenir CD of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra performances. The composer will be mentored by one of New Zealand’s eminent established composers and will also receive the most recent version of Sibelius music writing software with free training from MusiTech Ltd (NZ), a free subscription to CANZ and a 12 months membership to the SOUNZ library.
Qualifications for entry are
* Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen.
* Composers must be 25 years of age or younger on 31 December 2010.
* Maximum 5 minutes duration.
* All entries must be submitted in computer generated format on unbound single-sided A4 paper. A complete instrumentation listing must be provided at the beginning of the score as well as the duration.
* One entry per person
* The entry must be for full symphony orchestra without soloists in a concert opener, overture/fanfare style.
* Maximum instrumentation is as follows:
3333 – 4431 – sax – Tmp+5 – Hp – Pf – strings (including piccolo, English horn, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabassoon)
* The entry must be a fully original work, not previously offered to any other organisation. It must not have been performed in rehearsal, concert or workshopped.
The NZSO NYO reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not adhere to these requirements.
18 December 2009: Applications forms to be received
5 March 2010: Orchestral score to be received
3 May 2010: Parts and score to be delivered by selected composer.
19 August to 28 August 2010: NYO residency period
AUCKLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The Auckland Youth Orchestra is seeking expressions of interest for the position of its Composer in Residence for the 2010 season. Candidates must be under 26 years of age at the time of application.
The candidate will be someone who presents the best ideas for a composition appropriate for a youth orchestra, will benefit the most from holding the residency and from the activities and opportunities associated with it.
The composer in residence will have the following opportunities:
• Composing a work of no less than 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes duration for the core instrumentation and resources of the orchestra. This work to be premiered during the orchestra’s 2010 season.
• Composing one minor commission, such as a short orchestral work suitable for an education concert, a fanfare or overture, a chamber work, an occasional piece for a special event or other works to be agreed.
Each expression of interest should include the following:
• a CV, including references if possible
• a score of at least one relevant and representative work, preferably accompanied by a sound file or recording
• a covering letter specifically addressing the following:
how the candidate would benefit from the residency
– how the candidate would be able to fulfill the role of the composer in residence as described above
– specific ideas the candidate has in mind as major and minor commissions
Please note that scores and recordings will not be returned.
Please do not send originals.
Applications are due by Monday 14 December 2009. Late applications may still be considered.
Please send to:
Antun Poljanich, Music Director, Auckland Youth Orchestra
c/o St Peters College, Mountain Road, Newmarket, Auckland