Hatched Academy 2018

Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy

What is Hatched Academy?

The Hatched Academy is Ensemble Offspring’s emerging artist development program designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young performers and composers from around Australia. These opportunities are available to Australian residents only.

The program draws on the skills and expertise of Ensemble Offspring’s Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, our core instrumentalists and guest mentors. It offers an in-road into the world of new music making by providing participants the opportunity to gain valuable new skills and insights into areas such as:

  • Compositional and performance techniques
  • Artistic planning and programming
  • Production
  • Funding
  • Marketing and audience engagement

“Emerging” is defined here as an artist in the early stages of their career or someone who has yet to be significantly recognised.

THREE STREAMS IN 2018 – MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

In 2018 the Hatched Academy program consists of three independent streams, offering greater opportunities for emerging performers and composers. Applicants can apply to one, two or all three streams. A separate application needs to be submitted for each stream.

STREAM ONE: HATCHED ACADEMY – ASSOCIATE ARTIST

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED for HATCHED ACADEMY ASSOCIATE ARTIST 2018
The successful applicant was Georgina Oakes. Read about Georgina here.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 ASSOCIATE ARTIST WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER

An exceptional emerging new music performer will be chosen to join the ensemble as an Associate Artist for the year. This relationship will take the form of a facilitated mentorship between the artist and the ensemble with multiple significant performance opportunities. The focus of the year will be designed together with the chosen artist resulting in a bespoke program of opportunities within the new music sphere. At a minimum, Ensemble Offspring will commit to including the artist in two chamber music performances with Ensemble Offspring in Sydney, a high profile solo opportunity and numerous mentoring sessions with a mixture of industry professionals (including Ensemble Offspring members & external industry professionals). Standard artist fees will be paid for all performance engagements.

Upon being selected, the successful applicant will meet with our Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, and the Ensemble Offspring team, to discuss:

  • their aims and expectations of the program
  • appropriate repertoire for a solo feature and other repertoire for consideration during the year
  • how the program can assist the performer in building skills across arts administration/management areas, such as writing funding applications and arts marketing.
  • who they would like to be mentored by during the year and why

Following this the ensemble will work with the Associate Artist to customise the artistic and professional development opportunities open to them and confirm all performance dates and rehearsal schedules for the year.

TRAVEL/REMUNERATION:
All domestic return flights to Sydney and accommodation costs will be covered by Ensemble Offspring. The Associate Artist will be paid for their concert involvement as a professional musician would.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR HATCHED ASSOCIATE ARISTS 2018:
Applications are open to instrumental artists under the age of 30.
Applications open 27 September, 2017.
Applications close 3 November, 2017 at 5pm.
Applications are reviewed by Claire Edwardes and the Ensemble Offspring team. Four shortlisted applicants will be chosen and contacted to arrange an in-person or skype interview by 17 November, 2017.
The successful applicant will be notified by 24 November, 2017.
First meeting arranged to customise the terms of the program before 15 December, 2017.

STREAM TWO: OPEN MIC SESSIONS

The Hatched Academy Open Mic Sessions will be presented 7 July 2018 at 107 Projects, Redfern. Read about the successful applicants and the concert they will present here.

Are you an emerging new or experimental music soloist or group looking for performance opportunities?

In its very first year, Hatched Open Mic is your chance to present your own concert with direct in-kind support from Ensemble Offspring in production, marketing, venue-hire, experience and know-how.

Ensemble Offspring Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, will choose 3 artists/groups to showcase their work in a 45 min set (each) at 107 Projects, Redfern on July 7. Claire will consult on your program and offer artistic advice. The EO team will help you bump-in and out, manage your FOH and assist with production, and at the end of your concert you’ll take home everything you made on the door! But the biggest benefit, of course, will be your chance to impress Ensemble Offspring’s very own open-minded audiences and win some new fans.

Please note: Applications are welcome from artists not based in Sydney, however transport and accommodation costs incurred by artists travelling to Sydney will not be covered by the ensemble. There is no age limit for applicants. “Emerging” is defined here as an artist in the early stages of their career or someone who has yet to be significantly recognised.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR HATCHED OPEN MIC 2018:
Applications submitted before midnight March 30.
Offers made by April 13.
Successful applicants meet with the EO team to plan their event in early May.
Open Mic Sessions take place on July 7, 2018.

STREAM THREE: HATCHED ACADEMY – COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR HATCHED COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL ARE CLOSED FOR 2018.

Read about the successful applicants and the program they will develop here.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER

Held in Sydney from 10-14 December 2018, this will be a five-day intensive program presented by Ensemble Offspring. Activities include:

  • instrumental workshops
  • one-on-one mentoring and peer sessions
  • group improvisations 
  • round table discussions
  • professionally documented casual concerts 

The Hatched Academy Composer Summer School will be open to six successful compositional applicants from around Australia, and will be led by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes and London based guest mentor and co-founder of Ensemble Offspring, Matthew Shlomowitz. Also on faculty are two high-profile Australian composers – Amanda Cole (Sydney) and Cathy Milliken (Berlin). Five core members of Ensemble Offspring will be in residence at this week-long intensive –  Zubin Kanga (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Veronique Serret (violin).

Successful applicants will be required to submit a draft composition, for the combination of violin, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion (or a subset thereof) to Ensemble Offspring, Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes by October 31 in preparation for their attendance at the Composer Summer School. This can be an existing or a newly composed work and will be workshopped at the event and professionally recorded for portfolio use.

Emerging composers from around Australia are encouraged to apply. All travel costs (flights and accommodation) will be covered by Ensemble Offspring for interstate attendees. No fee will be paid for attendance and living costs will not be provided during the week. There is no age limit, however composers should be within 8 years of graduating from a music degree at a tertiary institution.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR HATCHED COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL 2018:
Offers made by April 13
Successful applicants meet/skype in early June with Claire to discuss preparation timeline
First draft of chamber composition (score and parts) due by October 31
Hatched Composer Summer School (Sydney) December 10-14, 2018

Enquiries/More info

SUPPORTERS 

The Hatched Academy is supported by the City of Sydney and the APRA AMCOS Music Grants Program.

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2017 Participants

In 2017 we worked with Ciaran Frame (composer NSW), Jasmin Leung (composer QLD), Kieran Welch (viola QLD) and Luke Carbon (clarinet VIC). Participants joined the ensemble in concert at Sizzle, BackStage Music and Hatched at The Red Rat. Read more about those events here. Composers worked closely throughout the year with composer/mentor Cathy Milliken and vocalist/mentor Jessica Aszodi.

Watch the video below to meet the 2017 participants

Read about their experiences here

2016 Participants

Our Hatched Academy participants for 2016 were Mary Rapp (cellist NSW), Julia Reidy (composer/guitarist NSW), James Bradbury (composer WA) and David Moran (cellist SA). In November we held a week long intensive creative development and rehearsal session at the beautiful Bundanon Estate in Riversdale, in preparation for our new music micro-festival, Kontiki Racket.
Watch the video below to meet the 2016 participants

2015 Participants

Thanks to the support of APRA and the Australia Council, in 2015 we were able to award four talented applicants a place in our Hatched Academy. This year our Academy represent a broad and national line-up of musicians. The composers are Dan Thorpe from Adelaide and Samuel Smith from Melbourne, with performers represented by American-born flautist Jodie Rottle, now a resident of Brisbane and Melbourne-based pianist Jacob Abela (piano) who originally hails from Sydney.

Meet the 2015 Hatched Academy here.

2014 Participants

Melbourne based trumpeter Callum G’Froerer and composer-saxophonist Jeremy Rose participated in our inaugural 2014 Hatched Academy. Concert details here.

See behind the scenes of the 2014 Hatched Academy, including a video interview with Jeremy and Callum here.

What they said:
“The EO Hatched program offered a unique insider’s perspective into the artistic vision, pragmatic operation and everyday running of one of the country’s most active and innovative contemporary music ensembles. Ensemble Offspring invited me to participate in everything from their rehearsals for upcoming shows, artistic planning meetings, grant writing sessions, sound checks and even their social gatherings. It felt as though I was a real member of the ensemble for a year.”

Jeremy Rose, Hatched Academy Composer 2014

“Being part of Hatched in 2014 was very timely in my career, as it was an opportunity to connect with an interstate ensemble for the first time, engage Sydney audiences, and meet some inspiring arts administrators…I was a fly-on-the-wall for rehearsals, discussions, and meetings that involved the entire Offspring crew. It was extremely insightful to see every stage of a project in its raw form, the preparation required to see a project go from a dream to reality, and simply how to manage a first class ensemble.”

Callum G’Froerer, Hatched Academy Performer (trumpet) 2014