Competitor Professional Development Webinar sponsored by
Professional Development Workshop - Saturday, July 29, 7 PM ADT
“Other Skills”: A Working Musician’s Toolkit, presented by Ventus Machina (ventusmachina.com)
Members of the highly successful woodwind quintet Ventus Machina take participants on a tour of the many skills they have developed and continue to hone to survive and thrive as performers and teachers, beyond what they learned in the classrooms and practice rooms. Filled with personal experiences and practical ideas for application, this session will touch on subjects such as funding agencies, recording, grant writing, website development, public relations, marketing, and more.
The $5,000 NRS Foundation Grand Award will be chosen from the first-place Emerging Artist Stream winners in each of eight disciplines - vocal, piano, strings, classical guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre.
Emerging Artist Stream - 1st and 2nd Place awards in vocal, piano, strings, classical guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre - $2,000 and $1,500, respectively.
Developing Artist Stream - 1st and 2nd Place awards in vocal, piano, strings, classical guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre - $500 and $250, respectively.
1st Place Chamber Ensemble award in junior, intermediate, and advanced classes - $500
1st Place Choral award in 7 classes for Canada's school and community choirs - $500
1st Place Band and Orchestra award in 8 classes for Canada's school and community instrumental ensembles - $500
Professional Performance and/or Study Opportunities
for Emerging Artist Stream Winners
Thank you to these organizations that are partnering with us to provide each First Place Emerging Artist winner with a professional performance and/or study opportunity in an upcoming season.
Antigonish Performing Arts Series, NS
Festival of the Sound, ON
The Jeffrey Concerts, ON
Under the Spire, PE
Victoria Summer Music Festival, BC
Barachois Summer Music, NB
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, NS
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