Female composers: apply for The Summers Night Project mentoring program

Update: Applications are now closed

Friday, 16 Feb 2018

Female composers of WA, SA and VIC: apply now for The Summers Night Project 

As part of a firm commitment to achieving gender parity in our membership ranks, and on the heels of the recent application round for mentoring opportunities across an array of genres, we're excited to be a partner in The Summers Night Project mentoring program for female composers. Please note: applications closed 5 March 2018. 

In partnership with Tura, Monash University, Decibel (WA) , and Soundstream (SA), the project aims to provide support and mentoring for women composers to create new compositions for performances in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Three female composers, each based in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria respectively, of any age, genre or background will be chosen to be part of this project, with the aim of growing the pool of female composers in music programs Australia-wide.

A mentorship team selected from each state and the new music ensembles, Decibel (WA) and Soundstream (SA), will work with the three selected mentees toward creating a new work for their combined ensembles to workshop and perform. The mentor mix of composers and new music performers aims to facilitate a practical opportunity for mentees to create and render their work a reality. Mentees may also propose to be part of the ensemble and involved in the performance of all works. The instrumentation for the compositions should include any or all of the following instruments: percussion, cello, flute, saxophone/clarinet, electronics and piano. After initial consultations, planning and development, workshops of the works begin in Perth, and will then go on to be performed in concerts in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

The mentees will travel to these cities for each concert. The participants will be provided with a commission fee, travel and accommodation in each city they visit.

Visit The Summers Night Project website.

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