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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Emerging Composers
Mentorship

an invaluable experience of collaboration and connection

mentoring the next generation

Over the last few years, I have been thoroughly impressed at the diversity and excellence of the musical work resulting from the emerging composer’s program” – Paul Cutlan, composer.

This annual program gives 2 – 4 emerging musicians the chance to receive free mentorship sessions with a musicians of their choice. During these sessions, the mentee’s will write a new work for large jazz ensemble. 

Each mentee also will receive a financial contribution towards their next artistic project. 

Program Details

Who is eligible to apply?

Emerging and mid-career jazz musicians who are under 40, with the drive and inspiration to compose a new work for a large ensemble. Applicants must reside in Australia.

What you’ll need to apply?

Links to previous compositions
PDF’s of previous charts (up to three examples)

Individual program includes

$1500 fee to the composer
$1000 fee to the mentor for four sessions
Premiere and/or recording of the composition

Previous Recipients

Tom Botting, Sam Gill, Rochelle Scorgie & Flora Carbo – 2021 & 2022

Sophie Min – 2020
Mentor: Barney McAll
SHAMIN – Bandcamp

“It has been a phenomenal opportunity to work with Barney McAll, ans SIMA on my composition. Barney’s mentoring gave me the courage to be more adventurous with the piece and some fresh ideas to incorporate into my compositional process”

Cheryl Durongpisitkul = 2019
Bandcamp – HERE

Harri Harding – 2018
Performing Salt Water on ABC Radio

Freyja Garbett – 2017
Debut Album ‘MAYA’

Slip into the zone, where nothing exists other than the music being made, right there, for the first and only time.