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Banff Musicians in Residence | Winter 2020

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This program provides space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. You may be working in your established genre(s), or exploring a new one.

In addition to having the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty (visiting artists) who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program. The visiting artists come from all musical backgrounds, therefore over six weeks, participants will have access to a range of artistic influences.

Those interested in additional professional development can apply for the role of Artistic Associate and act as the liaison between faculty and musicians for the program's duration. An individual of exceptional musical ability and maturity will be offered this unique opportunity to be involved in the delivery and event curation of the Banff Musicians in Residence program. The Artistic Associate will liaise between visiting artists and resident musicians as well as Music programming and production staff.

What does the program offer?

A different visiting artist is brought in each week to assist and mentor program participants. Visiting artists are available four to five hours per day for group and one-on-one consultations. The opportunities for interaction and collaboration have the potential to produce outstanding, creative results.  Performance and recording opportunities are also available.

A personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency. Scholarship is available.

Who should apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is an opportunity to create without the daily stresses of life.  The program is ideal for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project; creating new works; preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions; or exploring and researching innovative ideas. 

Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program. Musicians at all levels are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 
05/08/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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Banff Musicians in Residence | Late Fall 2019

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This program provides space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. You may be working in your established genre(s), or exploring a new one.

In addition to having the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty (visiting artists) who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program. The visiting artists come from all musical backgrounds, therefore over six weeks, participants will have access to a range of artistic influences.

Those interested in additional professional development can apply for the role of Artistic Associate and act as the liaison between faculty and musicians for the program's duration. An individual of exceptional musical ability and maturity will be offered this unique opportunity to be involved in the delivery and event curation of the Banff Musicians in Residence program. The Artistic Associate will liaise between visiting artists and resident musicians as well as Music programming and production staff.  

What does the program offer?

A different visiting artist is brought in each week to assist and mentor program participants. Visiting artists are available four to five hours per day for group and one-on-one consultations. The opportunities for interaction and collaboration have the potential to produce outstanding, creative results. Performance and recording opportunities are also available.

Who should apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is an opportunity to create without the daily stresses of life.  The program is ideal for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project; creating new works; preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions; or exploring and researching innovative ideas. 

Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program. Musicians at all levels are encouraged to apply.

Dates: November 04 - December 13, 2019

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available to cover tuition (meal plans and accommodations are not eligible).  

Deadline: 
05/08/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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Banff Musicians in Residence | Early Fall 2019

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This program provides space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. You may be working in your established genre(s), or exploring a new one.

In addition to having the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty (visiting artists) who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program. The visiting artists come from all musical backgrounds, therefore over six weeks, participants will have access to a range of artistic influences.  

Those interested in additional professional development can apply for the role of Artistic Associate and act as the liaison between faculty and musicians for the program's duration. An individual of exceptional musical ability and maturity will be offered this unique opportunity to be involved in the delivery and event curation of the Banff Musicians in Residence program. The Artistic Associate will liaise between visiting artists and resident musicians as well as Music programming and production staff.  

What does the program offer?

A different visiting artist is brought in each week to assist and mentor program participants. Visiting artists are available four to five hours per day for group and one-on-one consultations. The opportunities for interaction and collaboration have the potential to produce outstanding, creative results.  Performance and recording opportunities are also available.

A personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency. Scholarship is available.

Who should apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is an opportunity to create without the daily stresses of life.  The program is ideal for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project; creating new works; preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions; or exploring and researching innovative ideas. 

Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program. Musicians at all levels are encouraged to apply.

The Artistic Associate may come from any musical background, but will have a wide-ranging knowledge and interest in a variety of musical genres. You must apply with a specific project and will be asked to submit a letter of intent specifically for the Artistic Associate role at the end of the application process.  A phone interview will be scheduled for the shortlisted candidates. 

Application Deadline: May 08, 2019
Date: September 16 - October 25, 2019 

Deadline: 
05/08/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music

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This three-week program brings together emerging artists from around the world to work and study with Co-Artistic Directors Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey, as well as internationally acclaimed guest mentors. The goal is to learn, converse, build, experiment, refine, and transform — to reimagine the state of the art. This program is one of the most intensive that Banff Centre offers, and continues our 40-year history of incredible jazz exploration.  

What does the program offer?

The Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music is designed to help emerging musicians become performers/composers of consequence in the world, with an emphasis on community and collaboration.

There is a major recording component to the residency and two weeks of sessions spent in our world-class studio with renowned faculty engineers and producers.  

Participants will receive a personal studio space to work from, available 24 hours a day. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency. Scholarship is available.

Who should apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is a call for artists and composers who have an established practice. Artists should have produced an independent body of work and received recognition through public presentation in performance or recordings as well as from their peers.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2019

Date: August 05 - August 23, 2019

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Ensemble Evolution | Summer Music 2019

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Featuring a faculty of performers drawn from the ranks of the International Contemporary Ensemble, along with an extraordinary group of composers, improvisers, and conversation partners, Ensemble Evolution explores the evolving range and depth of ensemble playing in the early 21st century. 

Through workshops, performances, collaboration with faculty on newly commissioned works, and group conversation, participants will engage in a holistic approach to making music, building community, and imagining pathways forward for the future of the ensemble. The composition faculty includes internationally renowned composers George Lewis, Liza Lim, Alvin Lucier, Yvette Janine Jackson and Miya Masaoka, and the improvisation faculty includes luminaries Matana Roberts, Peter Evans, Mazz Swift, Levy Lorenzo, Wifrideo Terrazas and Cory Smythe. Ensemble Evolution also welcomes Rania El Mugammar as a conversation partner who will guide discussions and workshops around equity and social responsibility in the music field.

As a part of Ensemble Evolution’s ongoing commitment to the creation of new repertory for a new generation, 2019 Banff Centre-commissioned works by Alvin Lucier, Miya Masaoka and Yvette Janine Jackson will premiere this summer in Banff. 

Over the course of the program, participants will take increasing responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing the concerts, resulting in a participant-driven day of performances at the culmination of the program. Ensemble Evolution prepares the 21st century musician by promoting artistic excellence, seeding collaboration, fostering social consciousness and exploring new modes of community-building through music.

What does the program offer?

Ensemble Evolution prepares the 21st century musician by promoting artistic excellence, seeding collaboration, fostering social consciousness, and exploring new modes of community-building through music. 

Participants will present various public and in-house performances — nearly a concert per day — from publicized, ticketed events to participant-driven “throw downs” to simultaneous performances called The Arcades. There will be ample opportunity to perform! Participants will take increasing responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing concerts over the three weeks, resulting in a participant-driven day of performances at the residency’s end.  

Participants will also convene in a daily meeting for high-level presentations by select faculty. Presentations will include musical aesthetics, interpretative issues, ensemble management, and issues of equity and social responsibility.  Performance faculty will offer lessons, and composers will receive instruction and mentorship from internationally distinguished composition faculty, as well as have their pieces performed by participants.

Who should apply?

Performers of any instrument or vocal quality along with composers, improvisers, and scholars are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will be post-secondary students or emerging artists, already at an advanced level of accomplishment and with a well-documented record of musical exploration. Artists from historically underrepresented groups are especially welcomed.

Application Deadline: January 16, 2019

Date: June 24 - July 13, 2019

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2019 Byrdcliffe Residencies

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Byrdcliffe Artist residencies offer uninterrupted time and space for artists or all disciplines to work in a creative community on our 250-acre Catskill mountain historic campus just two hours north of NYC. Writers, musicians, and visual artists are all encouraged to apply -  supported disciplines include ceramics, weaving, darkroom/digital photography, video, painting, sculpture, musical performance and composition, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry among others. 

5 Month Seasonal Residencies and 1 Month Residencies are offered. 

5 Month Residents live in one of Byrdcliffe’s eight private cabins as an autonomous live/work space. Each cottage varies in its size and structure and is able to accommodate 1-2 people. Individuals, couples (minimum one working artist), and collaborative/non-collaborative artist duos are encouraged to apply. Please note that Byrdcliffe unfortunately is unable to accommodate children at this time.  See complete cabin listings, including photos and a floorpan, to determine individual suitability by visiting the following link: http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residencies/5-month-residencies/ 

Application Deadline for 5 Month Seasonal Residencies is December 10

1 Month Residencies are offered for individuals and couples with private and communal housing available.  Each resident receives a private studio and living space. 

Ceramic artists are able to apply for 1, 2, or 4 month residencies. 

Application Deadline for 1 Month and Ceramic Residencies is February 10

Fellowships available based on need and merit with funding also available for women, artists of the LGBTQA community, and artists impacted by natural disasters. 

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