Creative New Zealand/Jack C Richards Composer Residency at the New Zealand School of Music
This residency offers a New Zealand composer the opportunity to pursue creative activities, hosted by the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington. The term of the residency is from July 1 to June 30 each year.
The Resident Composer receives a stipend of between $45,000–$50,000 thanks to grants from Creative New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington and private sponsorship from Dr Jack Richards.
The Composer in Residence scheme was established in 2004 with the appointment of Aucklander Jim Gardner. The Residency is open to any composer who is over the age of 21 and is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
Applicants send a curriculum vitae, a list of their compositions, and some representative recordings and scores, and indicate the compositions they propose to write during the period of the residency. Applications are considered after consultation with the proposed performers and performance ensembles, by a selection committee comprising members of the composition staff of the New Zealand School of Music and chaired by a representative from the Board of the Centre for NZ Music.
During the residence, there will be opportunities to present work at Composer Workshops and discuss musical matters with students, and the Composer in Residence will have access to facilities at the New Zealand School of Music.
If appropriate, the Lilburn Residence Trust offers to rent Douglas Lilburn’s house to the composer during the residency.
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