- instrumental workshops- one-on-one mentoring and peer sessions- group improvisations - round table discussions- professionally documented casual concerts
The Hatched Academy Composer Summer School will be open to six successful compositional applicants from around Australia, and will be led by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes and London based guest mentor and co-founder of Ensemble Offspring, Matthew Shlomowitz. Also on faculty are two high-profile Australian composers - Amanda Cole (Sydney) and Cathy Milliken (Berlin). Five core members of Ensemble Offspring will be in residence at this week-long intensive - Zubin Kanga (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Veronique Serret (violin).
Successful applicants will be required to submit a draft composition, for the combination of violin, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion (or a subset thereof) to Ensemble Offspring, Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes by October 31 in preparation for their attendance at the Composer Summer School. This can be an existing or a newly composed work and will be workshopped at the event and professionally recorded for portfolio use.
Emerging composers from around Australia are encouraged to apply. All travel costs (flights and accommodation) will be covered by Ensemble Offspring for interstate attendees. No fee will be paid for attendance and living costs will not be provided during the week. There is no age limit, however composers should be within 8 years of graduating from a music degree at a tertiary institution.
TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS:Submit your EOI here before midnight March 30Offers made by April 13Successful applicants meet/skype in early June with Claire to discuss preparation timelineFirst draft of chamber composition (score and parts) due by October 31Hatched Composer Summer School (Sydney) December 10-14, 2018