Music Network Industry News - February 2014

Music Network Industry Newsletter No. 90
  1. Music Network is Hiring
  2. Arts Council Funding Deadlines
  3. DIT Conservatory of Music Open Day
  4. IAYO Conducting Workshops 2014
  5. Kilkenny Arts Festival Seeks Festival Producer
  6. Opportunities for Musicians

 

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1. Music Network News

 

We Are Hiring!

Music Network is seeking to appoint a Programmes Manager who has a combination of drive, flair and organisational ability to develop, plan, negotiate and deliver a quality music programme in line with our strategy and priority areas.This is an exciting and varied opportunity for someone who possesses a passion for presenting live music, and for delivering the highest quality performance experiences for both artists and audiences. It requires someone who has a successful track record of at least 3 consecutive years of experience of managing projects in the arts / cultural sector allied to a detailed knowledge of classical music, and a genuine demonstrable interest in music across genres, including jazz and traditional music.

We are also seeking to appoint a PR and Marketing Officer, who has a combination of initiative, rigour and communication skills to support the drafting, coordination and delivery of marketing and PR materials and activity. Working as part of a small, close-knit team, this role needs a qualified professional, who has gained credible experience of PR and Marketing and has demonstrated a clear appetite to roll-up their sleeves. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable interest in classical, Irish traditional or jazz music (and culture in general) and a high level of enthusiasm for quality live music performances in these genres.

For more complete job descriptions and details of the application process, please contact John Deely at Pinpoint (Recruit@pinpoint.ie, (01) 6425721)

Closing Date: Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at 5pm.  
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2. Arts Council Funding Deadlines

 

 

13 March 2014: Artist in the community scheme

20 March 2014: Music project award

10 April 2014: Deis recording award
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3. DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

 

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama will host a Music Open Day on

Saturday, March 1, from 11am-3pm, at DIT Chatham Row, Dublin 2.

Looking for expert advice on musical education? Enjoy music? Why not take it a step further? Experience and try new instruments. Enjoy musical performances throughout the day. Meet the music teachers. A fun day for all the family.

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is the largest provider of music and drama education in Ireland, providing quality music education in Dublin for over 120 years and runs music courses, from pre-Junior (3-7 years) right through to doctoral study.
 
More details here
 
For further information, please contact conservatory@dit.ie or Tel 01 4023572, 01 4027815.
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4. IAYO Conducting Workshops 2014
 
IAYO Conducting Workshops 2014
Director: Robert Houlihan
Royal Irish Academy of Music
Monday 07 - Friday 11 July 2014

Closing date for Applications: Monday 26 May 2014.

Conducting workshops for youth orchestra conductors will be held at the Royal Irish Academy of Music to run alongside their Summer Orchestra Academy. Participants will avail of tuition in baton technique and score preparation along with opportunities to observe sectional and full rehearsals with the RIAM summer orchestra academy, conducted by James Cavanagh.

The course is for mixed ability / experience and is suitable for beginners.
Further information and online application here.
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5. Kilkenny Arts Festival Seeks Festival Producer


Kilkenny Arts Festival is recruiting for the newly created position of Festival Producer, to work closely with the recently appointed Festival Director in bringing the Festival to a new level of achievement and international recognition. Reporting to the Festival Director, this experienced arts producer will take lead responsibility for producing the Festival programme.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep passion for and knowledge of the arts, exceptional experience of producing and managing performing arts events, and strong general management and financial skills, together with an ability to collaborate, negotiate and influence at multiple levels. Experience in festivals and/or as a producer of live music, including classical music, will be an advantage.

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in one of Europe's significant festivals at an exciting time of artistic and organisational development.

For further information please contact Valerie Ryan, Festival Administrator, at info@kilkennyarts.ie.

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd March at 5pm.
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6. Opportunities for Musicians

  

 
Leader (Concert Master), Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The terms and conditions of this position offer flexibility in workload and schedule. Where applicable, auditions will be offered in Edinburgh at a time and place convenient to all. 
 
For more information please visit http://www.sco.org.uk/vacancies
Closing Date: Monday 17th March
 
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Section Principal Viola, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Applications are invited from outstanding players with considerable recent relevant experience, ideally with an opera or ballet orchestra. The successful candidate will be a musician of the highest calibre who is self-motivated, reliable and versatile with the ability to work under pressure as part of an established team.
A full job description and an application form are available at:
 
Closing Date: 10am, Monday 17th March
 
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Sub-Principal Double Bass (No 4), The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Applications are invited from outstanding players with considerable recent relevant experience, ideally with an opera or ballet orchestra. The successful candidate will be a musician of the highest calibre who is self-motivated, reliable and versatile with the ability to work under pressure as part of an established team.
A full job description and application form are available at: http://recruitment.roh.org.uk/vacancyView.php?requirementId=1545
 
Closing Date: 10am, Monday 17th March
 
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3 Female Composers Required: Youth Music Theatre UK 
Commission: £3,000
For Summer 2014 Youth Music Theatre UK is offering three commissions of £3,000 each to three female composers under the age of 30 (by the 31 August, 2014) to write a 30 minute piece to be combined together to form a three act single evening production entitled & Forgive Us Our Trespasses. The writing is to be inspired by the poem of the same title by the Northern Irish poet, Sinéad Morrissey, or other of her work; Sinead is Belfast's Poet Laureate and has recently won the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.
Performances will take place at The Mac (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast on the 15 and 16 August, with a rehearsal period from Monday 4 August.
Closing Date: Friday 4th April
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Italian Opera Summer School July 2014
 
The Italian Opera Summer School will be running two courses, the first from the 2nd - 10th July and the second from the 12th - 20th July 2014.
 
During each course, six selected singers and one student repetiteur will focus on the Italian operatic repertoire, working intensively with a vocal coach, a language coach and stage director in an idyllic, relaxed setting in Puglia, south eastern Italy. The week culminates in a public staged concert, offering the unique opportunity to perform to Italians in Italian. 
 
Further information at www.italianoperasummerschool.com
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Sincerely,

Sharon Rollston
Music Network 

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