Calling all young composers!
Spectrum Music, with the support of Array Music, is thrilled to continue the New Voices Composer Residency into its fourth year. Full info on the program, as well as the application form, can be found at this link or below.
The New Voices Composer Residency is open to composers at the high-school and undergraduate levels. Spectrum Music’s guest mentor this year is Dr. Sundar Viswanathan, a multiple JUNO nominated saxophonist, vocalist, recording artist and composer.
All applicants are invited to attend the two-day workshop. Up to 10 composers will present their works for feedback, each of whom are selected through an application process reviewed by a panel of arts professionals. Chosen participants present their compositions and receive direct feedback from Dr. Viswanathan on relevant writing techniques and artistic considerations, as well as valuable insights from their peers.
In an accompanying session, the Spectrum composers will present their own works for the Spectrum collective, and cover a wide range of compositional techniques, artistic considerations, and practical considerations for the various ensembles. This allows the New Voices Composer in Residence candidates a more specific look at the music Spectrum presents and how it gets created.
At the end of the two-day workshop, one individual will be selected as the 2017 New Voices Composer and will be awarded the opportunity to compose a new work to be performed as part of Spectrum Music’s June 3, 2017 concert programme, Tales from Turtle Island. This individual will also receive a series of private lessons leading up to the concert, and mentorship sessions with the Spectrum composers. The concert will feature works by: Spectrum composers, guests, and the 2017 New Voices Composer.
Application Fee: $0
Application Deadline: November 20th 2016
Participants Selected: December 31st 2016
Workshop fee: $40 (open to all applicants)
Workshop dates: January 21 & 22, 2017, 11am-5pm at Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto)
All participants will receive a ticket for Spectrum Music’s June 3 2017 concert, Tales from Turtle Island.