MNB Member’s Pub – seeking submissions!

 

 

 

 

 

So many great artists, so few showcases! We want to give MNB Members who haven’t been selected for an official showcase a chance to play during Festival (506), in Caraquet, October 25 to 28.

Dooly’s (31 St-Pierre Blvd W) will be open on Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27, from 10:30 pm to 1 am, for our “Members’ Pub.” Book a 30-minute slot (20-minute play, 10-minute set-up/teardown) and invite delegates & bookers to hear you perform.

It’s a first-come, first-serve opportunity with a small honorarium. Dooly’s is very close all our other official venues.

IMPORTANT INFO:

✓ Basic sound system that can accommodate solos/duos/tight trios (2 mics + 2 DI, no drum provided)
✓ There will be a sound tech and a volunteer on site, but we ask artists to be as self-sufficient as possible.
✓ This is a pool hall! Upbeat & popular music is preferred!

BOOK YOUR TIME HERE.

Set-up questions: Nicole
Schedule questions: Dawn

Seeking musicians of Mi’kmaw ancestry for L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project

The L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project seeks to create incentives and inspire artists to begin writing, recording and performing music featuring the Mi’kmaw language. We are seeking musicians of Mi’kmaw ancestry, to professionally record and perform their music as part of the L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a demo in the Mi’kmaw language (in entirety or in part) and be available to perform on October 28 in Membertou.

Applicants may submit songs without Mi’kmaw language but the song must have a strong connection to Mi’kmaw culture and the applicant must be agree to including MI’kmaw phrases or language within the song if chosen to participate.

Deadline to Apply is September 21, 2018
(11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Full information here.

The best way to spread holiday cheer? Audition for the SJTC holiday production of Elf-The Musical

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins! Come out and audition for the November holiday opener. Auditions will be held at 112 Princess Street on:

  • Tuesday, September 4 (7-9pm)
  • Wednesday, September 5 (7-9pm)
  • Thursday, September 6 (7-9pm)
  • Saturday, September 8 (9am-12pm)

Those interested in auditioning are asked to show up for one of the audition dates; no appointment is necessary.

Elf – The Musical is part of the SJTC 2018-2019 Main Stage Series at Imperial Theatre. The holiday favourite follows the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

Elf – The Musical will be staged at Imperial Theatre and will run from November 21-25, 2018. The show will be directed by Jennifer Mabey.

Visit: http://saintjohntheatrecompany.com/auditions for additional information

Auditions for Glengarry Glen Ross By David Mamet | Directed by Dean Turner

Audition Dates: Wednesday, July 25 (7-9pm) | Thursday, July 26 (7-9pm) | Saturday, July 28 (1-3pm)

An award-winning satire for modern society. The play follows four cut-throat sales people who will do anything to sell plots of land to reluctant buyers. The sales people are being constantly rated against each other with successful sales people winning cars and unsuccessful sales people getting fired.   Note: the play contains strong language and is not politically correct.

Auditions will be held at 112 Princess St.
Open Audition: No appointment necessary. Although written for 7 men, this will be an open audition for both women and men.
Performance dates: October 3-6 & 10-13 at the BMO Studio Theatre. There will be 8 performances in total. Table reads will take place on August 13-14. Blocking will begin August 28.

Visit: http://saintjohntheatrecompany.com/auditions for additional information.

The Bel Canto Singers Seek Conductor

The Bel Canto Singers, an auditioned non-professional chamber choir in Fredericton for more than 40 years, is seeking a qualified conductor for regular rehearsals and two or more performances per year. Artistic decisions will be the responsibility of the conductor.

The deadline for applications is July 18, 2018.

Details of the performance schedule and honorarium to be discussed.

Ideally, we will be beginning rehearsals in September 2018.

Applicants should email (or mail) their C.V. to Carolyn Nielsen at http://carolyn.alto@gmail.com.

Collective Theatrics Open Audition for The Hunchback of Notre Dame July 5

Due to the sheer size and complexity of the score, rehearsals will begin in August and continue through to the show, running January 31 to February 2, 2019.

The cast will consist of 11 male vocalists and 9 female vocalists over the age of 18.

In addition, a choir of 20 will also be assembled and begin rehearsals in October.

More information on auditions for those positions will follow in the coming months.

Auditions will take place on Thursday, July 5 by appointment.

Call-backs will take place on Tuesday, July 10 for those asked to attend.

Those interested in auditioning to be in the cast need to prepare a verse and a chorus of any song of their choosing to be performed acapella for the production team. To book an audition, send us a message with the preferred evening of your choice and we will do our best to accommodate.

We can be contacted via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1971232976255227/.

The Fredericton Arts Alliance Looking for Projects in Area Schools

Teachers or artists can propose programs that would bring an artist to work in a school with a class of students for an extended period. Normally the projects would run from 15 to 25 hours. Artists can be from any discipline – visual art, music, writing, drama or more. The artists will be paid $600 per project. The FAA will also cover the cost of approved materials. Previous projects have included puppetry, mural painting, musical theatre, art history, sculpture, an exploration of the use of wool through the years, and more. The successful applications will be for programs to run in the fall. If artists have a great idea, the FAA can work to find a school that would appreciate the project, and if a school has an idea, we can try to find an artist to carry it out.

Full details and application forms are on the FAA website: http://frederictonartsalliance.ca

Atlantic Dance Festival- Call For Submissions: Professional Dance Artist!

Show: Acadie Rock – August 15th 2018
Application deadline July 13th

For anyone interested in dancing in a group choreography to the music of Sweet Crude at the 13th edition of the atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique, your application must contain the following information:

  • Name of the artist;
  • Address, phone number and email address;
  • A brief resume;
  • A video demonstrating the technical and artistic abilities (DVD, USB stick or video link)
  • Be available for rehearsals between the 6th and 15th of August

Please send your application (video, CV) before July 13th to either adfestivalda@gmail.com or to this address:

P.S.; take advantage of our Summer Dance Intensive guest teachers from the 6-17th of August for professional training while you are in Moncton.

Auditions Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Part of the 2018-2019 SJTC Studio Series line-up
By Christopher Durang | Directed by Bob Doherty
“a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.” – Stage Agent.com
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play! Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County where middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in the old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her young boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of old resentments, one-upmanship, and exposed nerves.

AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE:
Sunday, April 15 from 1 – 5pm 
Monday, April 16 from 7 – 9pm

Auditions will be held at 112 Princess Street. No appointment necessary.

Performance datesAugust 1-4, 2018 at the BMO Studio Theatre

Preparation Instructions:  visit the audition page on the SJTC website for Audition Materials and additional details.

New Brunswick Youth Choir applications open

Application Deadline: Wednesday November 15, 2017
NBYC Dates: May 3-6, 2018 Université de Moncton
Clinician: François Ouimet
General Information. The New Brunswick Youth Choir is a four-day choral residency for singers between the ages of 16 and 24. It is an intensive weekend of training and education and a unique opportunity for singers from across NB to pursue excellence in choral music under the direction of a renowned conductor. It is an opportunity for like-minded students to meet and connect with one another and for students where music programming is less available to learn and interact with their peers.
Members of the NBYC come from across New Brunswick, from Grand Falls to Miramichi City, from Sackville to Saint John, and from both of New Brunswick’s official linguistic communities. New Brunswick Youth Choir members have included published composers, solo performers in classical, jazz, and pop idioms, future conductors, instrumentalists and music educators and others planning a career in music. There have been just as many who, though pursuing careers in other areas, have made music part of their lives for the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that choral music yields—who sing for the sheer joy of singing.
Eligibility. Singers aged 16-24 are eligible to audition for the NBYC. Candidates should have some singing experience and it is strongly recommended that they can read music.
Accommodations and cost. NBYC members who must travel will be billeted with local families.
Cost is $225 and includes all music, rooms and meals. A $50 deposit is due March 9, 2018, $25 of which is non-refundable.
Auditions. All candidates, including former NBYC members, must submit an updated musical c.v.
Candidates who are not former NBCF members must also submit:
1. An audition recording. The recording will consist of two vocal exercises which will be provided, and two songs sung a cappella, one in the singer’s preferred language and one in a different language of the singer’s choice. 2. A brief letter explaining why the applicant wishes to join the NBYC. 3. A letter of reference from a voice teacher, music teacher or choir director.
Complete audition details, and other details of NBYC 2018 are available at: nbcfsite.wordpress.com
Or by emailing the NBCF office at nbchoralfed.gmail.com
Learn about François Ouimet at http://www.francoisouimet.ca/

Saint John Theatre Company Auditions

The Glass Menagerie Auditions
August 13,14,16

Tennessee Williams’ classic ‘memory play’.  It is Tom’s recollections of the events with his family that lead to a fateful conclusion.  Can you, should you, live your life by what others expect from you or even need from you?  

Auditions for our Studio production of The Glass Menagerie will take place:
Sunday, 13 August (1 – 3pm)
Monday, 14 August (7 – 9pm)
Wednesday, 16 August (7 – 9pm)

Auditions will be held at 112 Princess Street. No appointment necessary.

Performance dates: The show will be toured throughout Southern New Brunswick in the period from October 17 – 31 with approximately 12 performances in Saint John, St. Stephen, Sussex and Riverview.  There will be day time performances for student audiences.  The performances in Saint John will be held October 17 – 21 at the BMO Studio Theatre (part of the 2017-2018 Studio Series)

Preparation Instructions:  please visit the SJTC Audition Page for preparation materials as well as the roles required.

Come Sing at Choral Fest 2017 – Registration is now open

Come Sing at Choral Fest 2017 Registration is now open for the New Brunswick Choral Federation’s Choral Fest.

Choral Fest has been held annually for 35 years, bringing singers from all over New Brunswick and the region to learn and perform a major work under a noted conductor. This year’s clinician and conductor is Dr. Matthew Leese of Keene College, New Hampshire.

Registration deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017

Traditionally, Choral Fest circulates between Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton. This year, however, NBCF is very pleased to have partnered with the St. Andrews Arts Council to bring Choral Fest to St. Andrews, NB for the first time. Choral Fest will be in St. Andrews, New Brunswick from October 20-22, 2017.

More details are available by emailing nbchoralfed@gmail.com or here.

New Brunswick Youth Choir 2017

May 19-21 2017 at Mount Allison University, Marjorie Young Bell
Conservatory of Music Sackville, NB

Clinician:  Marta McCarthy

APPLICATION DEADLINE February 22, 2017

The New Brunswick Youth Choir is a three-day auditioned choral
residency for New Brunswick singers  between the ages of 16 and 24
from all across New Brunswick and from both of New Brunswick’s
official linguistic communities. It is an intensive weekend of
training and education and a unique opportunity for singers from
across NB to pursue excellence in choral music under the direction of
a renowned conductor.  It is an opportunity for like-minded students
to learn and collaborate with one another, and for students to meet
and connect with their peers.

Former New Brunswick Youth Choir members have included published
composers, solo performers in classical, jazz and pop idioms,
instrumentalists and accompanists, future conductors and music
educators and others planning a career in music. There have been just
as many who, though pursuing careers in other areas, have made music
part of their lives – those who sing for the sheer joy of singing.

Veuillez noter que cet événement aura lieu en anglais.

ELIGIBILITY

New Brunswick singers aged 16-24 are eligible to audition for the
NBYC. Candidates by no means need to be voice students, but they
should have some singing experience and it is strongly recommended
that they be able to read music.

For complete details visit
nbcfsite.wordpress.com/new-brunswick-youth-choir-2017 or email Leo
Macneil at nbchoralfed@gmail.com

 

Contact East 2016

The Atlantic Presenters Association is very excited for Contact East 2016 as it’s approaching quickly. We have over 120 delegates attending the conference and we suggest taking a look at the DELEGATE LISTING located on our website!

Contact East, presented by the Atlantic Presenters Association, brings together the very best of North American talent in music, theatre and dance to showcase their work for regional, national and international presenters. Contact East 2016 will take place September 22nd-25th in Saint John, New Brunswick and will involve three days of formal showcase events; a Contact Room session where artists, agents and presenters can interact to discuss availability and bookings; and a variety of workshops, clinics and round table discussions, which are relevant to the industry’s affairs.

You can find the full schedule on contacteast.ca.

Deadline for Registration
Register by August 17 to be included in our conference handbook’s DELEGATE LISTING. Your name in the delegate listing means increased visibility during and after the conference. This will be our delegate’s “go to” resource to connect with each other. Don’t miss out! Contact Matt at the APA office for more information.

Register Now!

 

Professional workshop for artists: Terrible as a Mocking Child / Terrible comme un enfant qui se moque

In September 2016, Satellite Theatre will be inviting a delegation of artists coming from Quebec and England in order to tackle our new creation CROW, based upon the gut-wrenching works of British poet Ted Hughes.
Wanting to take advantage of a team highly skilled in mask work and movement, we are offering a professional training course open to all artists coming from theatre, dance and the visual arts in New-Brunswick. This workshop is open to all linguistic communities.
Content:
  • Larval mask (playing technique and fabrication – participants leave with their mask).
  • Physical theatre – the grotesque body and the use of rituals in theatre  (technical and improvisation)
  • Collaborative creation/devised theatre.
  • Participants will create, using these techniques, a work of 10-12 minutes that will be presented before invited audiences on Friday afternoon. This will also be based on Hughes poetry.
From 19 to 23 September at the Pays de la Sagouine, in Bouctouche, NB.
This is a 30 hour, daytime workshop going from Monday to Friday.
$ 300.00
$ 150.00 for the first 10 AAAPNB members.
Registration deadline is 15 August 2016. Places limited to 25 participants. A minimum of 10 participants are required to open the workshop.
Please send your resume or questions to info@satellitetheatre.ca
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CALLING MUSICIANS OF NEW BRUNSWICK!

Calling Musicians Of New Brunswick!

Club One New Releases will be in Moncton this summer and we are looking for six (6) emerging musical artists or groups to be filmed for the series! Club One New Releases is an Atlantic Canadian based on-demand TV series featured on Bell’s FibreOP TV1 network. The series highlights live musical performances as well as in-depth interviews with the artists about the writing process of their music.

From the six (6) artists/groups selected to be featured in the series, at least one (1) will be chosen from New Brunswick to take part in additional filming in Trinidad & Tobago in March, 2017 which will pair musicians from Canada and the Caribbean together to write and perform original songs through musical fusion.

Club One New Releases will be filming in Moncton on August 26, 27 and 28. There are only six (6) available spaces, so if you are interested in participating, please email fabian@orionmusic.com for consideration.

For more information regarding the series, visit our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/internationalshowcase

http://www.clubonenewreleases.com

 

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