The Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh is looking to appoint an Ensemble in Residence for a period of three years starting in September 2019. Annual Honorarium of £8,000.
The ensemble will play a prominent role in the School’s vibrant musical culture, working with composition and performance students, and performing several high-profile concerts a year. We encourage applications from new and emerging, as well as established ensembles, and particularly welcome applications from ensembles with expertise in contemporary music performance, live electronics and computer music, opera, musical theatre, improvisation, community music, film, jazz/free jazz or folk genres.
We regard this as a collaborative and discursive adventure and wish to work with the ensemble in attracting further funding to develop projects while the residency lasts. Please mention any areas of our research that attract you in your application. You can find out more about research at Edinburgh College of Art here: https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/research and more about the Reid School of Music here: https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/reid-school-music.
The ensemble will be expected to deliver four workshops/masterclasses and to perform two concert events per year, with some focus in the latter on work that has been developed with students and/or staff at the School. Both workshops and concerts will be open to the public. Ensembles will be able record and release music on our ReidID music label: https://reidid.bandcamp.com/, have access to high quality studio and recording equipment and other facilities. The University of Edinburgh has a wide range of venues from concert halls such as the Reid Concert Hall and St Cecilia’s Hall through to professional contemporary art spaces like Talbot Rice Gallery and the Old Fire Station at ECA.
We would be glad to discuss other support as required to make the residency a success.
Applications should include:
A 2-page (font size 11 min., A4) proposal detailing what the ensemble might offer over the course of the residency. This should include a statement outlining how the ensemble’s aesthetic ethos would resonate with teaching and research at the Reid School of Music; suggestions for workshops; and a sample concert programme.
A ensemble biography covering the main skill sets and expertise of the group.
Examples (preferably online links) of recordings/performances by the ensemble.
Full job description available here:
Location: Edinburgh City
The deadline is Friday 15 March 2019 at 17:00.