The Sydney Improvised Music Association and APRA AMCOS are inviting applications from young female composers to write a new work for a large jazz ensemble (ten pieces) to be premiered at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival.

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. During the project, the recipient will workshop the commission with Pharos, before its world-premiere which will include a recording.

Who is eligible to apply? Composers who identify as women, and gender minorities who feel they would benefit from a program designed for women in music. All applicants must be APRA AMCOS members.

Previous Recipients

2020- Sophie Min (pictured right) Bandcamp – 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

Sophie Min – 2020 APRA Emerging Composers Mentorship Recipient

Sophie Min 2020 APRA Emerging Composers Mentorship