Music Network Industry Newsletter No. 135, 20/12/2017

Issue No. 135, 20/12/2017

Arts Council Funding

Travel and Training award, Music and Opera

Deadline: ongoing

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Touring and dissemination of work scheme

Deadline: 11th January 2018

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Touring and dissemination of work scheme – advance planning 2019

Deadline: 11th January 2018

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Music bursary award

Deadline: 25th January 2018

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Opera bursary award

Deadline: 25th January 2018

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Arts participation project award

Deadline: 15th February 2018

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Music project award

Deadline: 15th February 2018

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Traditional arts project award

Deadline: 15th February 2018

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REMINDER: Centre Culturel Irlandais’ artist residency bursary in association with Music Network

Deadline: 10th January 2018

The Centre Culturel Irlandais’ Artist Residency in partnership with Music Network was established to enable residencies for Irish musicians at the centre in Paris to further their performance careers, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

The one-month residency in 2018-2019 offers great opportunities to tap into the resources of the CCI and Paris, as a gateway to European touring networks.

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Music Generation Development Officer (Wexford)

Deadline: 15th January 2018

County Wexford has recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

Waterford & Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) is now inviting applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer (Wexford).

Appointed by WWETB, the Music Generation Development Officer will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of Wexford Music Education Partnership.

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IMRO Showcase Opportunity at Temple Bar TradFest 2018

Deadline: 29th December 2017

As part of the exciting programme of events taking place at Temple Bar TradFest January 2018, IMRO will host a series of music showcases and industry events over the course of the festival.

Music groups or artists interested in putting themselves forward to perform at one of these showcases should email an audio and/or website link to showcase@imro.ie.

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Musical Director, The National Children's Choir of Great Britain

Deadline: 5th January 2018

Contract: from October 2018

The choir, founded in 1998, has grown to a membership of 250+ singers aged 9 - 19, who meet for residential courses twice a year, at Easter and in the Summer.
 
NCCGB are looking for a dynamic music professional with extensive experience conducting choirs of talented younger singers. The successful candidate will be a creative and confident leader who is able to inspire a high standard of performance  He/she will attend both courses as well as auditions and concerts. The post involves liaising with the General Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the choir.  

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Two positions available, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Deadline: 22nd January 2018

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is seeking to appoint outstanding players at No. 4 and No. 6 First Violin.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following: Considerable experience of performing in professional orchestras; Expertise in a broad range of performance styles including Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary; An understanding of stylistic performance practice.
 
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Call for single-breath flute solo pieces

Deadline: 15th February 2018

Coming Up for Air is a collection of new solo pieces for flute (piccolo, C flute (open-hole and closed-hole), alto, bass, Native American flute (high or mid), with or without electronics). These pieces, collected and performed by flautist Kathryn Williams, explore the creative possibilities that emerge when pieces of music are limited to a single breath (i.e., one inhale and one exhale - no circular breathing).

Selected pieces will receive written feedback followed by an audio or visual recording. The project is being developed through Kathryn's PhD research into areas of extreme restriction at the University of Huddersfield and mentored by YCAT Sounding Board.

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Call for scores for 3rd Peter Rosser Composition Award

Deadline: 2nd March 2018 

Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age - however, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers.

All Shortlisted works will be workshopped, performed and recorded (as well as video streamed) by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble at a special event in Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

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12 Points 2018 applications open

Deadline: 30th March 2018

Dates: September 2018

12 Points showcases 12 young European jazz ensembles each year, creating a unique networking opportunity for its participants. It is a valuable resource for festival bookers and jazz media seeking a high quality pan-European showcase of emerging jazz talent

With Dublin's compact size, it’s a unique opportunity for artists to get to know each other, create lasting friendships and networks, and give their absolute performance best before an enthusiastic local audience, media and industry professionals.

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Opportunities for Musicians

Two positions available, Philharmonia Orchestra

Deadline: 5th January 2018

No. 3 Viola
Tutti Viola

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Principal Horn, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Deadline: 22nd January 2018
Auditions: 9–11th April 2018

The orchestra's activities include concerts in the Netherlands and abroad as well as radio, CD and television recordings and a broad range of streaming activities.

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Associate Principal Horn (3rd), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Deadline: 25th January 2018
Auditions: 8th, 13th, 14th & 16th February 2018, Liverpool

This is a 100% permanent contract working within the Orchestra for Associate Principal Horn – playing Section Leader as required.

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Second Clarinet (playing bass clarinet when required), Paris Chamber Orchestra 

Deadline: 4th February 2018
Auditions: 16th February 2018, Paris

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Principal cello, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra 

Deadline: 8th February 2018
Auditions: 19th & 20th March 2018, Rotterdam

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