Classical Indigenous Music Residency

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Classical Indigenous Music Residency

Summer 2024

This residency brings together Indigenous musicians working with the classical genre to cultivate relationships, personal craft and build strong networks that propel careers forward with an opportunity to showcase their works in progress. The program welcomes themes of listening, frequencies of land and connections to one’s culture.

What does the program offer

This program welcomes Indigenous classical musicians and composers to either explore experimental elements, or accomplish finished productions of their work to the best of their capacity, in a fully supported environment.

Participants will have self-directed study time to work on their projects, and spend time gathering for presentations, workshops and to prepare to share works in progress together in a concert that will be part of the LISTEN HEAR NOW Four Day Festival.

Who should apply

Regional, national, global Indigenous music practitioners including: composers, singers, instrumentalists, scholars, students provocateurs, disrupters, advocates pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice, artists that serve their community, artistic leaders in Classical music. While a university degree in the field isn’t needed, you should be working or intending to work in the field.

Program Dates: August 6 – August 24, 2024Application Deadline: April 24, 2024

Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.

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