Call for Applications for a Community-engaged Composer/Arranger
February 13, 2021
A creative, community-building project is seeking a composer/arranger to create an original composition for the Durham Children’s Choir. Dementia Inclusive Durham (DID) is partnering with TimeSlips to engage and support people with dementia and their families in Durham, NC, with a special focus on those living alone and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The project envisions the creation of a piece that is approximately 10 minutes that engages the audience and models/reflects the process of asking Beautiful Questions into the composition itself. The composer must have knowledge of writing for treble voices and specifically children’s voices. People with dementia who responded to the questions and their families will be invited to attend and participate in the final performance. Audience members should feel an active part of the making of this musical event, rather than passive listeners.
Selection of composer: April 1st
Materials to composer: August 1st
Composition due: Jan 1st 2022
Rehearsal / possible (minor) adjustments: Jan - March, 2022
Performance: April 2022
How to Apply:
Please send a letter of interest that shares what intrigues you about this work and any experience you have that would uniquely enable you to create a work of beauty and meaning for/with the Durham community. Please send the names and contact information of 3 references who can address your ability to work with children’s voices, communities, and your artistic excellence. Work samples, with priority given to those demonstrating experience with children’s voices, will be invited after the first round of review.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject: DID composer
Deadline March 1st. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received.