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Emerging Jazz Composers opportunity

21 Jan

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) in partnership with The McCusker Charitable Foundation is offering aspiring jazz musicians the opportunity to compose and premiere new works as part of the 2015 Perth International Jazz Festival, through WAYJO’s National Emerging Jazz Composers Program.

This program provides one of the very few opportunities in Australia for emerging jazz composers to work with jazz big bands and truly develop their talents. Applicants are sought nationally and locally.

The Composer-in-Residence program is open to Australian jazz composers aged 30 years or younger. The successful applicant will receive:

– $5,000 in composition fees to produce at least three original compositions
– Flights and accommodation (if not a Perth resident)
– Advice / mentoring from WAYJO Music Directors and / or other industry professionals
– Opportunities to rehearse and perform with WAYJO’s top band, the 18-piece Composers Ensemble
– An opportunity to present the new compositions in a world premiere showcase concert
– The Associate Composer-in-Residence program is open to Western Australian composers aged 21 years or younger, residing in Western Australia. The Associate Composer will receive:

– $2,000 to produce at least two original compositions;
– Advice / mentoring from WAYJO Music Directors and / or other industry professionals
– Opportunities to rehearse with an 18-piece WAYJO band
– An opportunity for a public performance of at least one composition
Works will be premiered at the Perth International Jazz Festival on the WA Day long weekend 29 May-1 June.

More info here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.