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.