Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CMC-BC Region and the Canadian League of Composers Present Composer Mentoring Project

Call for Applicants

The Canadian Music Centre, BC Region (CMC BC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) are partnering to launch a new initiative 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.

Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2010

Applications must be delivered to the CMC BC office (837 Davie St., Vancouver BC, V6Z 1B7) no later than 5PM, November 15, 2010. Only complete applications will be accepted.
Eligibility: Applicant must be:
- an emerging composer resident in BC;
- not enrolled as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution;
- a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Staff and Board / Council members of CMC BC and CLC are not eligible. There is no age restriction.

Application: Applicants must submit:
- a current CV (4 pages or less), including full name, address, phone, email;
- a CD of no more than 3 recent works (scores are not required);
- a signed letter (no more than two pages) describing the applicant’s career goals for the next 5 years, as well as an outline of what they would like to accomplish and achieve over the 3-month program.
There may also be a personal interview.

Selection: Up to 3 applicants will be selected by a jury comprised of representatives of CMC BC and the CLC. Applications will be assessed for their potential to benefit from the resources and mentoring available in this program.

Announcement of results: December 15, 2010
Duration of program: January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011

The program: Each participant will receive:
- a stipend of $3,000;
- access to tools and resources, as well as to mentors—people who are active and experienced in the community, including performers, composer, presenters, and experts in relevant skills (possibly including technology, web skills, promotion, marketing, law, accounting, grant writing, publishing, etc.);
- the opportunity to work intensively with a performer, and to write that performer a work, which will be played or workshopped at the end of the program.

As there will be meetings with participants and mentors at the CMC BC Vancouver office, and the program is unable to pay travel or accommodation expenses, residency in the Vancouver area will be an asset.

Each participant will be required to submit a brief final report detailing how the program impacted their careers.

For more information: Please contact Bob Baker, Director, Canadian Music Centre, BC Region, at (604) 734-4622, or

Full details also available on the following BC Creative Hub post:


This program is made possible through funds granted from the Creators’ Assistance Program of Heritage Canada, as administered by the SOCAN Foundation.  The CMC-BC Region and the CLC gratefully acknowledge the SOCAN Foundation, Heritage Canada, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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