The Canadian Music Centre, BC Region and The Canadian League of Composers present
Composer Mentoring Project 2012: Call for Applicants
The Canadian Music Centre, BC Region (CMC BC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) are pleased to announce the 2012 Composer Mentoring Project.
Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Applications must be delivered to the CMC BC office (837 Davie St., Vancouver BC, V6Z 1B7) no later than 5PM, October 11th, 2011. Only complete applications will be accepted.
The Composer Mentoring Project was originally launched in January 2011 to serve emerging composers in British Columbia. This program aims to give participating composers tools and resources to help connect them with the music community, develop their professional and artistic skills, and navigate the challenging passage from student to professional.
The first year of the program saw emerging composers Elizabeth Knudson, James O’Callaghan, and Christopher Reiche make significant strides in the development of their professional careers. Here is what they have said of the experience:
I really appreciate that the content covered both artistic and business issues – it has been invaluable to make these professional connections, and to know who I can contact when I need to access resources or advice in the future. Starting a freelance career is a huge challenge, but it’s given me a new sense of confidence and momentum to see that I am on the right track, and that what I am working towards is possible. ~Elizabeth Knudson
The CMC/CLC Mentoring Project has been an exciting and very formative experience for me… From workshops on grant-writing, to promotion and media relations, I’ve received great career advice in a world which is often verymurky to navigate, especially for young composers… I’m very honoured to have been a part of this programme – it has given me the connections, experience, knowledge, and courage to succeed. ~James O’Callaghan
Networking has been an important aspect of this program. Being from Victoria, this program has allowed me to get to know the Vancouver music scene and meet some of its key players… I would like to thank the CMC and the CLC for hosting this program and the SOCAN Foundation for making it possible. This is an excellent program and I know that the people I have met and the things that I have learned will affect me for the rest of my compositional career. ~Christopher Reiche
|October 11, 2011|