Continuum announces Pivoteen

Mentorship opportunity for high school students

Continuum Contemporary Music is delighted to announce PIVOTEEN – a mentorship program for secondary school composers. Through PIVOTEEN, one student, selected by a jury of contemporary music specialists, will receive professional mentorship and a recording of their work, as performed by Continuum’s internationally-acclaimed ensemble.

During February and March, 2017, the selected student will be mentored by professional composer Christopher Thornborrow, who will serve as a guide for the composition process. Continuum’s Artistic Director and percussionist Ryan Scott will also provide a lesson on writing for percussion.

PIVOTEEN will provide an invaluable and practical compositional experience, one-on-one mentorship, professional development resources and an introduction to the Canadian new music community.

Compositions are to be written for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion; the composition can be conducted. To make a submission, send a .pdf of an existing work, a recording of the work (if possible), and a 250-word statement as to why you are interested in this opportunity to: info@continuummusic.org.

The application deadline is January 19, 2017. There is no application fee.

The selected composer’s work will be given a special pre-concert performance on March 25, 2017 at The Music Gallery, as part of PIVOT – a collaboration of Continuum, The Canadian Music Centre and The Canadian League of Composers which features premieres from six emerging composers from the acoustic, electro-acoustic and acousmatic worlds, following their six-month mentorship with some of Canada’s most prominent composers.

PIVOTEEN is a TDSB-wide initiative – students from throughout the city of Toronto are invited to apply.

For more information visit www.continuummusic.org, email info@continuummusic.org or call (416) 924–4945.

Continuum is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.