Concert in the 21st Century - Artist in Residency Opportunity

Concert in the 21st Century - Artist in Residency Opportunity

At the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, happening Feb 10-21, 2020 with application deadline Oct 30, 2019

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Concert in the 21st Century is designed for classical musicians or ensembles to have an opportunity to work with highly experienced professionals who are engaged in presenting classical music today.

Take a closer look at the existing concert format and explore new ways to present classical and contemporary music. If you are a musician who wants to go beyond the traditional concert experience, this program is an ideal fit.

Visiting faculty in previous years have included performing artists such as conductor Robert Spano; violinist and director of chamber music at Spoleto Festival USA, Geoff Nuttall; and actor Daniel Pettrow. Faculty have also included arts administrators such as president and CEO of Washington Performing Arts, Jenny Bilfield; director of Verbier Festival Academy, Stephen McHolm; and New York Times music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim.

What does the program offer?

Gain the the time to think and create, the opportunity to consult one-on-one with faculty members and participate in lively discussions, and be immersed in concert in the 21st century. The residency will offer workshops on pitching projects to presenters and funders, and marketing concert programs. You will also have the opportunity to work with Banff Centre’s Media + Production department on a short promotional video about yourself and your work. Banff Centre's Artists' Fund also provides financial support to artists in many of the programs (see the Fees section on the program page for information about funding available).

Building on previous innovative residencies with Pedja Muzijevic, Concert in the 21st Century offers an informal, nurturing though intense, learning environment for participants to gain skills in concert curation and making important performance decisions. These decisions include:

concert lengths
performer placements
overall concert experience
video documentation

In addition, space and technical support will be available for a limited number of classical music collectives coming with interdisciplinary artists such as dancers, actors, lighting designers, or video artists.

For more info & to apply: CLICK HERE

Deadline to apply is Oct 30, 2019