Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at NZSM for the period July 2016–June 2017. The appointment is jointly funded by Creative New Zealand and private donor Dr Jack C. Richards, with the NZSM as host organisation. This position fosters and expands the New Zealand musical landscape by providing an established composer with the opportunity to write full-time for the period of tenure.
Benefits, Opportunities & Sector Partnerships
The residency provides numerous benefits and opportunities for the promotion, presentation and professional development of the successful candidate in the following ways:
- Orchestra Wellington will offer the nominal position of Composer-in-Residence to the successful candidate, if an orchestral work is included in their Work Proposal document. The orchestra will guarantee performance of one new work written by the composer.
- The Lilburn Residence Trust normally offers the use of the former home of Douglas Lilburn in Thorndon to the Composer-in-Residence for a modest rental. The house is located in an enclave of artist residences, including the Rita Angus Cottage and the Randell Cottage, and is within walking distance of the NZSM.
- Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) at Victoria University of Wellington offers to facilitate access to Wellington-based performers and ensembles (e.g. NZSQ, Stroma, Strike, Orchestra Wellington, Baroque Voices) who have agreed to consider programming new works written by the composer.
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