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9 July 2012

Opportunity for young composers: Gondwana International Choral Composer School

Opportunity for young composers: Gondwana International Choral Composer School

Applications are now open for the 2013 Gondwana International Choral Composer School (5-13 January 2013). The Composer School is directed by internationally acclaimed Australian choral composer Stephen Leek and is open to young people aged 15 - 21.

The Composer School forms part of the yearly National Choral School: each year, composers, conductor interns and choristers from Gondwana Chorale, Gondwana Singers, Gondwana Voices and Junior Gondwana come together for two weeks of music-making. Young composers will work with Stephen and choristers to develop their understanding of choral music and singing, text setting and writing for different age groups.

The school is particularly suited to upper secondary and tertiary music students. For the first time in 2013, applications are also accepted from international participants.

For aspiring conductors (aged 18-25), the Gondwana Conducting Academy, led by Graeme Morton, is an opportunity to work with choral conductors at National Choral School, to conduct the choirs of the school and gain valuable insights and instruction from the artistic team. The program is offered as a stand-alone professional development opportunity, or as a course contributing to a graduate certificate or a Master of Music degree at the University of Queensland.

> Deadline for applications is 17 August 2012. For more information, please see the Gondwana website and the Gondwana Choirs' 2013 program brochure (pdf). Applications forms are available online (pdf).

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The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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