The 2015 Spectrum Music New Voices Composer Residency
Fresh Sounds from the Next Generation of Contemporary Jazz Writers in Canada.
Offered in partnership with Array Music.
The NVCR program allows a promising young composer the opportunity to develop and present a new work at an upcoming Spectrum concert through a guided mentorship process. The New Voices Composer Residency is aimed at composers at the high-school and undergraduate levels working in jazz, chamber jazz, and other crossover genres.
Workshop participants have the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed New York based Canadian composer Daniel Jamieson (www.danjam.ca). Jamieson, who serves as Spectrum’s Education Programs Manager has attained international recognition for his work as a composer, arranger, and conductor. He has worked with Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Kurt Elling, Marcus Miller, Anthony Hamilton, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropole Orchestra, among others.
Fostering the next generation of contemporary Jazz composers
To ensure an impactful and enriching experience, the workshop is restricted to a maximum of twelve participants, 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 Mr. Jamieson on relevant writing techniques and artistic considerations. Participants also gain valuable insights and techniques from their peers by presenting their works to the group and by observing and discussing the material together in an encouraging environment. All applicants are invited to audit the workshop for no charge, a valuable opportunity to learn as participants present works throughout the day.
At the end of the workshop, one individual will be selected as the 2015 New Voices Composer and will be awarded the opportunity to compose a new work to be performed as part of the Spectrum Music’s May 29, 2015 concert programme, Your Wish Is Our Concert. This individual will also receive a series of private lessons with Mr. Jamieson leading up to the concert, and mentorship sessions with the Spectrum composers.
The concert will feature works by: Spectrum Composers, guests, and the 2015 New Voices Composer. Performers will include a stellar lineup of some of Toronto’s finest: Erin Cooper-Gay, vocals & french horn (TSO), Daniel Morphy & Jamie Drake, percussion (TorQ Quartet), and Peter Lutek, winds (ENGINE, Avi Granite 6, Riverrun)
Workshop Date: Sunday March 15, 2015, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Array Music (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 3W3)
Application Fee: $20
Application Deadline: March 8th, 2015
Participants Announced: March 11th, 2015
Workshop fee: $80
(Applicants not selected will have the opportunity to audit the workshop)
*All selected participants will receive a ticket for the Spectrum Music May 2nd 2015 concert
- Only original works will be accepted, no arrangements
- 2 contrasting works for any instrumentation
- PDF of full score (typed, not handwritten)
- Recording (midi rendering is fine) must be mp3 file
- Short description of each work
- Although lead sheet style compositions will be considered, preference will be given to students who demonstrate the ability to orchestrate for an ensemble of instruments.
All applicants must upload all required materials the Spectrum website and submit the application and fee no later than midnight on Sunday March 8th, 2015 in order to be considered
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The New Voices Composer Residency is offered in partnership with Array Music and made possible with support from the SOCAN Foundation and the Humber College Community Music School.