One Voice: Many Voices: ANCA National Research Conference - Call for PapersMon Aug 31 2020
The ANCA NAtional Research Conference is an opportunity to bring together choral directors, music and singing teachers, singers, voice practitioners and researchers in a collegial, informative conference setting.
Researchers and teachers are warmly invited to submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the conference program.
An abstract can be submitted for a paper or presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time).
Topics include (but are not limited to) practice, pedagogy and research across the following conference themes:
- Choral singing, choir sound, choral pedagogy
- Adolescent development, vocal development, singing and well-being
- Singing in the Primary/Secondary School Years
- Equity and inclusion in choral singing, community singing, faith and worship
- Perspectives on learning, teaching and musical self-identity
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 2nd October, 2020
Notification to authors: Friday, 23rd October, 2020
‘New Choral Composition Prize accepting entries’
Bel a cappella’s inaugural Prize takes Australian music travelling
Sydney chamber choir Bel a cappella will mark Music Director Anthony Pasquill’s 10 year anniversary with the choir with a tour to Russia and the Baltic in 2021. In early April they launched an initiative linked to the tour that promises to showcase new Australian music to the world.
The Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize will award 3 Australian composers $1500 each for original a cappella choral works for up to 8 voice parts.
Each of the 3 winning works will have its world premiere in one of the cities in the 2021 tour (to be chosen by the awarded composer), including St Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallin and Riga. Their Australian premiere will be at the next concert Bel performs upon their return to Australia.
Pasquill believes that Australian choral music certainly has the capacity to match the depth and breadth of that being composed and performed in the traditional choral music countries of northern Europe and this Prize will give him and Bel a cappella the opportunity to demonstrate that.
Choir president Bruce Watson says, "When we launched our fundraising campaign for this Prize we were excited about creating an opportunity to bring new Australian choral music to the world. Now we also know we'll be supporting some local composers through this terrible time when so much work for musicians has vanished."
Bel a cappella believes their Choral Composition Prize will make a big difference to composers in this difficult time for the Arts across the globe, providing both a sense of creative purpose and significant prize money to the three awarded composers.
Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize
ELIGIBILITY: The Prize is open to any individual who is a permanent resident of Australia or Australian citizen. There is no age limit.
PRIZE PERIOD OPENS: April 1, 2020
PRIZE PERIOD CLOSES: June 30, 2020
A panel of jurors will review entries and award the 3 Prizes on July 31, 2020
Information/ Web: https://belacappella.org.au/composition-prize
Contact: Pepe Newton | Publicity Officer | firstname.lastname@example.org | m 0412 548 703
See the attached flyer for more information.