Banff Musicians in Residence - Winter 2018

Banff Musicians in Residence - Winter 2018

January 8 - February 9, 2018; Deadline to Apply is Sept 13, 2017

Deadline: May 8, 2018


January 8 - February 9, 2018


The Banff Musicians in Residence (BMiR) program provides emerging and established artists from the classical, jazz, singer songwriter, folk, pop, electronic and world music traditions with a period of focused time to concentrate on artistic development. Residents are given the opportunity to expand their artistic insights through interaction with program peers and visiting artists.

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

What does the program offer?

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 visiting artists who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program. This flexible program allows you to choose the length of your residency according to your needs. Residencies begin on Mondays and last for a minimum of two weeks up to the full five weeks of the program dates.

The Artistic Associate is a personal development opportunity for emerging artistic leaders wishing to develop their skills and network in a safe environment. You must be able to attend the entire residency to be considered for this portion of the program. 

Who should apply?

This 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.

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.  

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