Music Network Industry Newsletter No. 138, 28/03/2018

Issue No. 138, 28/03/2018

Arts Council Funding

REMINDER: Deis recording and publication award
Deadline: 5th April 2018
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Music commissions award
Deadline: 3rd May 2018
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Opera commissions award
Deadline: 3rd May 2018
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Traditional arts commissions award
Deadline: 3rd May 2018
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Opera Projects and Production Award
Deadline: 10th May 2018
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Music Network Artist Residency 2018 at Mermaid Arts Centre

Deadline: 20th April 2018
Dates: 6-9 months from Autumn 2018 into 2019

Expressions of Interest are invited from professional performing musicians for the Music Network Artist Residency 2018. The Residency aims to provide a musician with funding in order to plan and deliver a series of six concerts at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, with integrated audience development components, in partnership with Wicklow County Council Arts Office and Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.

We are inviting professional musicians, working primarily in classical, jazz/improvised or traditional music who have a strong track record in music performance and a clear commitment to audience development to submit an Expression of Interest in the Programme.

It is intended that this programme will positively intersect with local authority arts development plans and venues’ programming priorities and potentially, the work of a range of community music groups. Download the Guidelines document from

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The Piano Scheme 2018

Deadline: Ongoing

Initiated by Galway Jazz Festival, in partnership with Music Network and supported by Jeffers Pianos, The Piano Scheme 2018 aims to:

  • Facilitate increased employment opportunities, and promote fair remuneration, for Ireland-resident musicians
  • Increase regional access to live jazz/improvised music performance for audiences
  • Develop the range of promoters programming jazz/improvised music throughout Ireland.

Applications are received on a rolling basis with the results being communicated each following month. Previous recipients awarded in 2017 include Izumi Kimura, Francesco Turrisi, Kieran Quinn, and Irish jazz ensemble F-JOB.

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Marketing and Communications Executive at Cork Opera House

Deadline: 2nd April 2018

The individual will be responsible for devising and delivering effective marketing communications campaigns, both seasonal and show specific, to grow and enhance the Cork Opera House brand, to promote the Cork Opera House programme and to drive sales by utilising marketing tools including direct marketing, print planning, production & distribution, traditional media advertising and PR & Media relations.

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Chorus Auditions for The Royal Danish Opera Chorus

Deadline: 3rd April 2018
Auditions: 17-19th May 2018, Copenhagen

The Royal Danish Opera Chorus consists of 40 full-time singers who play a vital role in the busy opera company season, performing a wide range of repertoire. The Royal Danish Theatre are seeking seven highly skilled performers with a working level of English.  Members of the Chorus also have the possibility to audition for small roles throughout the season.

1 First Alto, 1 Second Alto 
2 First Tenors, 1 Second Tenor
1 First Bass, 1 Second Bass

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General Manager at Camerata Ireland

Deadline: 6th April 2018
Interviews: 13th April, Belfast

Camerata Ireland, an all-Ireland chamber orchestra which has gained international reputation for excellence since 1999, is seeking a General Manager.

The role holder will work closely with Artistic Director Barr Douglas to manager the orchestra's operations, further enhancing Camerata Ireland's professional reputation and contributing to the vision and strategy of the organisation.

To successfully fulfil the role you will liaise with Camerata Ireland's Board to ensure its funding strategy. Offered initially as a part-time fixed-term contract of a year, this post has the potential to become full-time and permanent.

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Call for WHAT Composers and Poet-in-Residence 2018

Deadline: 12th April 2018
Interviews: 17th April 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust invites poets and composers to submit an application (together or individually) to be Artists-in-Residence at University Hospital Waterford for a period of up to six months in 2018.

The purpose of the residency will be two-fold:

  • To collaborate with patients in University Hospital Waterford
  • To create new works – poetry and music – to include a new choral work, inspired and informed by these collaborations and experiences, which will form part of the permanent legacy of the 25th anniversary

Criteria for selection will include:

  • Quality of the artists’ participatory / collaborative practice
  • The ‘fit’ between the artists’ practice and the hospital environment
  • Level of relevant experience
  • Commitment to the role of the arts in a healthcare context
  • The responsiveness of the practice to the context
  • The innovation of the artists’ approach
  • Availability of the artists

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UCD Artists in Residence 2018/19

Deadline: 15th April 2018
Interviews: week beginning 14th May 
Residencies commence in September 2018

UCD Parity Studios in partnership with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office and CREATE - national development agency for collaborative arts, are offering one-year residencies to professional artists.

The principal aims this programme are to support mutual exchange between the artist and university staff, students and researchers and to explore areas of research, current and prospective, through the lens of artistic practice. The residencies include free 24-hour access to studio space at UCD Parity Studios, a stipend of €7,000, and access to UCD library, lectures, research seminars and other resources of the supporting Colleges.

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Gustav Mahler Academy 2018

Deadline: 22nd April 2018
Dates: 18th July – 5th August 2018, Bolzano, Italy

The courses include individual lessons, chamber music in collaboration with the faculty, as well as an orchestra concert together with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The conductor of the symphonic concerts will be Lahav Shani.

For the duration of the Academy, participants will be provided accommodation, meals at a student cafeteria or meal-vouchers (for restaurants that have an arrangement with the Mahler Foundation) and travel expenses up to €100. Participants must not have a permanent work as orchestra member or music professor.

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Arts and Disability Connect Scheme

Deadline: 26th April 2018

The scheme offers individual artists with disabilities the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring or training.

ADC has three funding strands:

  1. Arts and Disability Connect New Work  (Two awards of up to €8,000 each)
  2. Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring (Five awards of up to €2,000 each)
  3. Arts and Disability Connect Training (Three awards of up to €1,000 each)

Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland, ADC continues to be tailored closely to the needs of artists living in the Republic of Ireland in a way that complements other funding opportunities available. 

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Voces Academy Summer Conducting Programme 2018

Deadline: 6th May 2018
Dates: 14th – 18th August 2018, Worcester, UK

Choral conductors are offered the opportunity to work intensively on a variety of a cappella works with internationally respected conductors, Peter Hanke and Victoria Ely, within the breathtaking Worcester Cathedral.

Now in its ninth year, the masterclass programme will focus on conducting gesture, rehearsal technique and the exploration of the conductor’s role as an inspiring and effective leader. Award-winning chamber choir, Evoke, will be joining the masterclasses as the learning ensemble.

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Opportunities for Musicians

REMINDER: Tutti oboe (75%), Netherlands Philharmonic

Deadline: 2nd April 2018
Auditions: 7th May 2018

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REMINDER: Principal Viola, Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Deadline: 9th April 2018
Auditions: May/June 2018

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REMINDER: Section Viola, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Deadline: 9th April 2018
Auditions: May/June 2018

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Sub Principal No. 3 Second Violin, BBC Philharmonic

Deadline: 16th April 2018
Auditions: 14th May 2018

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REMINDER: All flutes/piccolo (75%), Netherlands Philharmonic 

Deadline: 17th April 2018
Auditions: 22nd May 2018

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Second Oboe, La Monnaie / De Munt, Brussels

Deadline: 24th April 2018
Auditions: 24th May, Brussels

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Tutti First Violins (50%), Metropole Orkest

Deadline: 30th April 2018
Auditions: 30th May, The Netherlands

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Principal 2nd Violins, Metropole Orkest

Deadline: 30th April 2018
Auditions: 30th May, The Netherlands

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Second Trumpet (+ Cornet), La Monnaie / De Munt, Brussels

Deadline: 30th April 2018
Auditions: 30th May, Brussels

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Percussionist (85%), Brussels Philharmonic

Deadline: 30th April 2018
Auditions: 18th May, Brussels

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No. 5 First Violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London

Deadline: 1st May 2018
Auditions: date TBC, London

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