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2012 APRA Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Composer Commission

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Following the success of the previous Melbourne Jazz Fringe Commissions, which resulted in the creation of extraordinary new works by Gian Slater, Fran Swinn, Jex Saarelaht, Colin Hopkins, Erik Griswold, and Ren Walters, the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is now calling for submissions for the 2012 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Commission.

The Commission provides $1500 to a composer to write an extended work for an ensemble (greater than 5 piece) of his or her choice and also provides rehearsal and performance fees for ensemble players. The commissioned work will be presented by the 2012 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Board. The performance date is currently scheduled for Sunday May 13th 5pm at Northcote Town Hall.

Interested parties are asked to provide a description of their proposal outlining the idea behind the composition and how the idea will be realized on one A4 page (font size 12 pt minimum) and a brief biography. 

The Fringe is asking:
What is fringe?
Do you have a great idea?
What is it?
How are you going to do it?
What’s your thing?

This should be emailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Audio support material is also welcome (1 CD) and should be sent to:

Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, Commission Submission
C/o 15 Latrobe Street Brunswick 3056

Applications must be received by no later than 5pm, Friday March 30; the winning submission will be announced on Thursday April 5th. Interstate and international applicants please note The Commission does not cover the cost of airfares or accommodation. Applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival wishes to thank APRA, without whose invaluable assistance this event would not be possible.

For enquires regarding The Commission contact:

Sonja Horbelt - Ph: 0417364314 Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more info visit www.melbournejazzfringe.com

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