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.

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 will consist 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

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:
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: HATCHED ACADEMY – COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR HATCHED COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL WILL OPEN IN MARCH 2018 SO STAY TUNED. 

Held in Sydney from 10-14 December 2018, this will be a five-day intensive program of:

  • instrumental workshops,
  • one-on-one mentoring sessions,
  • round table discussions and
  • professionally documented informal concerts.

The Summer School will be open to six successful compositional applicants, and be led by guest mentor, Matthew Shlomowitz, a London-based, internationally acclaimed composer and Ensemble Offspring co-founder. Also on faculty will be several high-profile Australian composers, as well as the core members of Ensemble Offspring, who will be in residence at this week-long intensive event.

Emerging composers from around Australia are encouraged to apply. There is no age limit however composers should be within 8 years of graduating from a music degree at a tertiary institution.

STREAM THREE…

WE ARE CURRENTLY COOKING UP A 3RD EXCITING OPPORTUNITY – STAY TUNED!

Enquiries/More info

Watch the 2017 Hatched Academy introduce themselves here

Hear from the 2017 participants about their Hatched journeys here

SUPPORTERS 

The Hatched Academy is supported by the APRA AMCOS Music Grants Program and RØDE Microphones.
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2017 Participants

In 2017 we’re pleased to be working with the following talented emerging artists: Jasmin Leung (QLD composer), Ciaran Frame (NSW composer), Luke Carbon (VIC clarinet + sax) and Kieran Welch (QLD viola). Welcome to the Hatched Academy!

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.

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