Call for Auditions – Conducting Internship
The Market Hall Emerging Artist Apprenticeship program is a joint venture presented by Market Hall Performing Arts and partnered with the Kawartha Youth Orchestra and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. This program is funded by the RBC Foundation.
Position: Apprentice Conductor Internship (paid)
Term: RBC Emerging Artist Apprenticeship Program (8-12 weeks)
Location: Peterborough, Ontario CANADA
Salary: compensation to be discussed on offer of position
Start Date: January, 2013
A period of intensive participation refining conducting rehearsal technique as well as immersion in the operational functions of an orchestra will culminate in an opportunity to be the assistant conductor for the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and for the Kawartha Youth Orchestra for their concert in February 2013, as well as for a jointly presented performance in Market Hall’s Youth Series program, also in February 2013. The successful candidate will receive an intensive period of mentoring and gain invaluable insight into the role of a conductor and music director within both a semi-professional community orchestra and a youth orchestra.
*for Candidates living outside of a 140km radius, accommodation assistance may be available
The RBC Emerging Artist Apprenticeship program is a joint venture presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc. and partnered with the Kawartha Youth Orchestra and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. This program is funded by the RBC Foundation. For more information, contact Program Manager, Patricia Thorne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Please send C.V., cover letter with two references and DVD showing two contrasting works by 5pm September 7, 2012. Candidates must be available in person for second round on October 6, 2012. Only candidates qualifying for the second round will be contacted.
Send Submissions To:
RBC Emerging Artist Apprenticeship Program
c/o Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 282
Canada K9J 6Y8
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc. works to develop, nurture and sustain the performing arts in Peterborough's historic Market Hall. The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre is a non-profit organization, which has operated the second floor of the Market Hall as a multi-functional venue since 1998, playing host to a wide range of performing arts activities and community events. www.markethall.org
Founded in 2002, The Kawartha Youth Orchestra gives young musicians of the Kawartha Region the opportunity to learn symphonic music and perform in an orchestral ensemble. Under the direction of Music Director Michael Newnham and professional instrumental coaches, the KYO offers young musicians an advanced level of instruction and a quality orchestral experience in Peterborough while enjoying the camaraderie of other young people.
The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra has been a cultural cornerstone of Peterborough and region for over 40 years, and has developed a reputation as being one of the best community orchestras in Canada. Each season, the PSO presents a variety of programmes appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds, including its main series classical concerts, an annual holiday family concert, a yearly crossover concert featuring some of the best of recent pop/rock and roll, and educational concerts.
The RBC Foundation believes in the power of the arts to enrich our lives and enhance our communities. Through the RBC Emerging Artists Support Project, they engage in long-term partnerships with organizations whose programs bridge the gap from academic excellence to professional careers in all aspects of the arts. The RBC Emerging Artist Apprenticeship programs support organizations offering recognition and support to apprentices and pre-professional artists.
About Music Director, Michael Newnham:
Maestro Newnham is best known for his intense and inspiring conducting style, based on a deep knowledge of the score and informed by a strong interest in languages, cultures and history. A born communicator, his open and direct contact with musicians and audiences creates performances full of expression and energy. Mr. Newnham has conducted many orchestras and opera companies throughout Poland, Slovakia, Italy, South Korea, as well as his native Canada. He will return to Poland in March 2012, his first trip since residing there, to conduct the Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra.
Michael holds the Music Director posts with Symphony New Brunswick, the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir, and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. He is on the faculty as conductor and coach for Music at Port Milford, an intensive four-week summer chamber music program for gifted string players, and is the founding conductor of the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in the 2011/2012 season. He also taught for two years as Guest Professor and Orchestra Conductor at Taegu-Hyosung University in South Korea, and was a staff conductor of the Warsaw Chamber Opera in the 1990s.
Mr. Newnham’s musical interests are wide, ranging from Baroque through the Viennese masters and late Romantics as well as contemporary works. He actively promotes the music of Canadian and Polish composers, and has received the “Order of Merit” from the Republic of Poland. In Toronto, he conducted concert events marking the milestones of Pope John Paul II at Air Canada Centre and twice at Roy Thomson Hall, and conducted an acclaimed production of R. Murray Schafer’s “Patria: The Enchanted Forest”, in the Haliburton Forest.
Michael Newnham performed as a trombonist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has a Master’s Degree in conducting from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, and also studied at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, the University of Toronto and the Banff Centre.
Offstage, Michael has a passion for all kinds of music, is an avid reader, and enjoys cycling and cross-country skiing. Michael is bilingual in English and Polish, and is fluently conversational in French, German and Italian.
For more information, please visit Richard Paul Concert Artists at www.greatconcerts.com or Michael’s own website at www.michaelnewnham.ca.