2017-18 EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency
Please read the separate Guidelines for this program before you apply. Click here to view guidelines.

This program is open only to legal residents of the five boroughs of New York City. No amplified sounds are permitted. This residency is not suitable for percussionists.

General Instructions:

Fill out all fields of the application and submit at the bottom before Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. With this application you will need to submit a résumé (max. two pages) and two work samples (mp3s only and no longer than five minutes) by either a SoundCloud link or by uploading mp3 files to this application. If you are submitting mp3 files and scores by uploading them to this application, name your files like this: Ludwig 1.mp3 and Ludwig 2.mp3 (i.e. Last name and work sample #). The number specifies the order in which you would like the samples to be considered by the panel. If you are sending by SoundCloud links, make sure in SoundCloud to click on ‘permissions’ and click ‘enable download’ (CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO DO THIS). Scores are not required, but strongly recommended.

Email address
Contact Information
First Name
Last Name
Street Address
City, State, ZIP
Phone number
Borough of Residence
Website
Music Genre(s)
Professional References
Name, phone and email address of two professional references.
Résumé
Only PDF or word documents will be accepted. Two page résumé maximum.
Please upload résumé below
Required
Narrative Bio
Provide personal information in short paragraph form: where born/live/work, education, awards, genre(s) of music, as well as other professional activities. Please keep response under 250 words.
Composer's Statement
Describe your work as well as your working practice in general. Please keep response under 250 words.
Proposal
Describe your proposed composing project(s) for your residency and any technical requirements. (Projects can change in the course of your residency.) Please include in your proposal an explanation of your need for a dedicated space in which to do your work and how it would be of value to you. Please address why you would like to compose in the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC).

Optional: If you plan on working with any musicians – either other composers or performers – during the course of your residency, please provide information about the collaboration: how many instrumentalists (please specify type) or vocalists, style of music, etc. Applicant agrees to clear any visitors or collaborators with RBSCC staff in advance of their visit. No amplified sounds are permitted. This residency is not suitable for percussionists.

Please keep response under 450 words.

Community Engagement
RBSCC's vision is to "continually seek out and implement new and effective strategies to improve the community." How would you as a composer in this residency help to work towards that goal? Please keep response under 250 words.
Audio Work Samples
This residency is designed for composers of original music. Arrangements of preexisting material will not be accepted.

We will not accept midi recordings.

Submit work samples either as mp3 files uploaded to application or as SoundCloud links below. SoundCloud links must be set to downloadable. (See Guidelines for more specifications.) Samples should not be longer than 5 minutes.

Name your files like this: Ludwig 1.mp3 and Ludwig 2.mp3 (last name and work sample #).

Audio Work Sample # 1 (will be considered first)
SoundCloud Link (if applicable):
Upload Audio Work Sample #1
Audio Work Sample # 1 Cue Points
Work Sample # 1 Description
Title of work and description. Your description should provide panelists with some context for the work. For example, is it part of a longer piece? What is the musical idea you’re exploring? Please keep response under 50 words.
Audio Work Sample # 2
SoundCloud Link (if applicable):
Upload Audio Work Sample # 2
Audio Work Sample # 2 Cue Points
Work Sample # 2 Description
Title of work and description. Your description should provide panelists with some context for the work. For example, is it part of a longer piece? What is the musical idea you’re exploring? Please keep response under 50 words.
If sending work samples through SoundCloud, did you click on ‘permissions’ and click ‘enable download'?
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Scores
Please upload scores below. Only PDF documents will be accepted. Scores are not required, but strongly recommended. Name your files like this: Ludwig 1.pdf and Ludwig 2.pdf (last name and work sample #).
Score for Work Sample # 1
Score for Work Sample # 2
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Certification
I certify that I am a resident of New York City and have resided herein as of October 31, 2017. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and that I am not matriculated in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

I certify that all statements made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge that Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) is not liable for damage or loss of any materials submitted.

By typing my initials below, I certify the above statements.
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