jazz and improvised music


 
 
OPPORTUNITY: Call for composers - new jazz commission
 
APPLICATIONS DUE Friday 31 May
REQUIREMENTS This opportunity is open to anyone aged 30 years or under as of July 1st 2019, who resides in Australia or New Zealand
COMMISSIONED WORK TO BE PREMIERED Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2019
(November 2019)
CONTACT operations@sima.org.au for more info
 
The Sydney Improvised Music Association with the support of APRA AMCOS is inviting applications from young composers to write a new work for a large (10-piece) jazz ensemble to be premiered at the 2019 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival held in November.

As part of the project, the chosen composer will be paired with a leading Australian jazz artist who will act as a mentor during a 16-week creative development period. Further professional development will be offered, as the work will be recorded and mixed as part of the project.

Applications are open to anyone, male or female, aged 30 years or under as of May 31st 2019 who resides in Australia or New Zealand. You must be available to meet with your mentor weekly at times suitable to you and your mentor between August and October 2019 and attend rehearsals in the lead-up to the festival. The successful composer must agree to submit an artistic report upon competition of the project.

Composition requirements:
1. 4-12 minutes in duration. Longer pieces will be considered with consultation.

2. Written for a 10-piece jazz ensemble (instrumentation TBC)

Please register your application by completing the form HERE

1. Name
2. Physical address
3. Phone number
4. Email address
5. Date of birth
6. Current bio & CV
7. Examples of previous work (maximum of three pieces not exceeding 5 minutes in total). Please supply examples via web links and specify sections of work you wish to highlight (i.e 1:30 through 2:45)