Tokyo Academy of Instrumental Heritage Music
Invites applications for its 2018 Global Artist Residency
(Supported by the Toshiba International Foundation)
One or more outstanding professional Western-music wind instrumentalists will be chosen for a two- to three-month residency in Tokyo for one-on-one training by master Japanese wind instrumentalists in the performance of the Japanese wind instrument of your choice for which 20th- and 21st-century repertoires already exist.
- The artist must be a Western-music wind instrumentalist currently active in a major orchestra or ensemble outside Japan.
- Preference will be given to applicants under 50 years of age.
- There are no citizenship limitations except as may exist between Japan and your country.
- Japanese language not required; correspondence will be in English.
Choose from the following instruments (other instruments may be added in future years):
- Shō (free-reed, 17-pipe mouth organ)
- Hichiriki (vertical loose double-reed pipe)
- Ryūteki (transverse, double-octave flute)
- Shakukhachi (end-blown bamboo flute)
Early Music Asia-Japan Initiative
IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives
407 Kent Hall, MC 3907
1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Announcement of Selected Artists: August 31, 2017
Residency Dates: Spring 2018, preferably starting between January 15 and March 15 (may be negotiable)
Costs: The residency covers round-trip discount economy airfare to Tokyo, lessons, housing, and living costs (for up to three months; roughly $20,000 total). Applicants, however, are strongly encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions as well.