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.

Congratulations to Cheryl Durongpisitkul for been selected as the 2019 Emerging Composer! You can hear some of her compositions on her website. Make sure you book your tickets to Lakecia Benjamin (USA) w/ Pharos on November 15 to listen to the world premiere of Cheryl’s new work. Book your tickets here

2019 – Cheryl Durongpisitkul (pictured) official website – HERE
2018 – Harri Harding performing Salt Water on ABC Radio – HERE
2017 – Freyja Garbett is releasing her debut album in 2019 – Listen HERE