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Celeste Oram 2017 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer in Residence


 Applications for our second 2017 Composer in Residence position close on 1 August 2016.

 


Composer in Residence

We’re delighted to announce our 2017 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer in Residence is Celeste Oram.

Celeste Oram is a New Zealand composer who was born in Manhattan, learned to walk and talk in London, and grew up in Auckland. Exploring new media for scores and new strategies for notation, Celeste’s recent practice involves video scores, audio scores, and web installations. Her works have been performed, recorded, and broadcast by ensembles including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Song Company (Sydney), the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta, wasteLAnd (Los Angeles), the Sydney Piano Trio, the Karlheinz Company and the Intrepid Music Project (Auckland). She was the Auckland Philharmonia’s young composer-in-residence for 2013-14; her commissioned orchestral work ‘macropsia’ was selected as a finalist in the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for excellence in New Zealand contemporary composition.

Celeste is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at the University of California San Diego, studying with Rand Steiger. She completed a BMusBA with first-class Honours at the University of Auckland in 2012, studying with Eve de Castro-Robinson and John Elmsly.

Could you be the next NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence?

The NZSO are now accepting applications for a second 2017 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence position.

The commission for the Composer-in-Residence will be to write a 10 minute piece for the mid-year 2017 National Youth Orchestra programme.

To apply you need to submit a portfolio of previous works, with recording(s) if you have them, a cover letter including your contact details and DOB, and a short proposal for what you might do with the commission (text or notation).

You must be a New Zealand resident and 30 years of age or younger.

Applications to be received by Monday 1 August 2016

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen
  • Composers must be 30 years of age or younger as of 31 December 2017
  • Submit a portfolio of previous works, with recording(s) if you have them.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a cover letter including your contact details and DOB, together with a short proposal for what you might do with the commission.
  • All entries should be submitted as digital PDFs

 


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