Saturday 3 May 2014

Lancaster Youth Jazz Commission 2014

Lancaster Jazz have announced the launch of their Youth Jazz Commission 2014 scheme, open to musicians under 25, to support the creation of a new work to be premiered at their 2014 festival in September. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on July 1st 2014.

Full submission details can be found on the Lancaster Jazz website but a brief outline of criteria is outlined below.

The commission is a fixed amount that will develop the work and profile of an emerging artist in collaboration with established musicians and with support from Lancaster Jazz Festival.

The fee will be budgeted by the applicant and can be used to pay for creation time, relevant research, performance fees, rehearsal time etc.

Lancaster Jazz Festival will provide support by helping the composer to -

  •  put together an ensemble of established musicians
  •  produce, manage and deliver a project plan
  • manage a budget
  • find relevant resources
  • gain insight into promotion and marketing
The work will be premiered on September 19th on the Brewery Stage as part of the festival.

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