Sue Coliton photo by Daniel Sheehan.
Chamber Music America Presenter Consortium Application Deadline
Not-for-profit U.S-based presenters may now apply for the 2020 Presenter Consortium for Jazz. The presenters can engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at the presenter’s venue. Presenters must be organization-level members of CMA. The application deadline is October 11. The Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Application and details can be found at chamber-music. org.
Chamber Music America National Conference Registration
Early registration is now open for CMA’s 2020 National conference. The conference takes place at the Westin New York at Times Square on January 16–19 and includes performances by ensemble music professionals, opportunities to hear speakers and network with industry leaders and peers. Visit chamber-music.org for registration details.
Sue Coliton named ArtsFund’s Interim CEO
Emeritus Earshot Jazz board member Sue Coliton has been appointed ArtsFund’s Interim CEO, replacing the previous interim CEO, Sandy McDade. Coliton, a respected executive active in Seattle’s arts community for decades, led the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s philanthropic programs for 15 years, directed the west coast office of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, and has provided consultation for many arts organizations, including ArtsFund. She will steward the organization until a permanent President & CEO is appointed.
Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs Application
The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound. Residencey artists receive free recording and production time with an engineer. Possible projects include recording a music CD, sound for a gallery installation, and music design for digital media work. An application workshop is available on October 2. The application deadline is November 1. Details can be found at jackstraw.org.
New Work by Naima Lowe
Multi-disciplinary artist Naima Lowe presents new music, video, sculpture, and drawing on the risks and pleasures of being Black and valuing love in her exhibition, “Aren’t They All Just Love Songs Anyway?” The opening and reception is on October 4, 7pm at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery. The show runs through December 13. For more information see jackstraw.org.
National YoungArts Foundation Competition
National YoungArts Foundation encourages young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts to apply to win cash rewards of up to $10,000, master classes, mentoring opportunities, and national recognition. Applications in the jazz category are accepted for instrumental and composition work, and open to both U.S. citizens and permanent residents 15-18 years of age. The application deadline is October 11. For details visit youngarts.org
Jazz For All Ages Opportunity
The September issue of Earshot Jazz featured jazz opportunities in the Seattle area for those under age 21. Thank you to a reader who submitted another opportunity that was not included: Ev Stern’s Jazz Workshop. Created in 1994, the Maple Leaf workshop is a community open to musicians of all ages, levels, and abilities. The workshop offers a combination of weekly ensembles tailored to your interests, instruments, ability, and schedule, as well as private lessons, performances, jam sessions, concerts, and more. Learn more at evstern.com.