NKK NXT – Choral singers of the future

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WANTED: ENSEMBLE SINGERS OF THE FUTURE

The Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) makes impact: through innovative programming, unexpected collaborations and partnerships, and through a relevant artistic story. One of our other priorities is educating young talented singers and creators. For coming season, we are collaborating with musical theatre specialist Wende Snijders in order to achieve that! You can be a part of this story – we are looking for new young talent!

 

NKK NXT

Do you want to develop yourself as the ensemble singer of the future? Do you want to join Wende in a tour across the Netherlands at the most important venues and festivals and be an integral part of her show? Apply for the traineeship of the Netherlands Chamber Choir: NKK NXT! As a trainee you create, develop and perform your own concert programme, coached by professionals of the Netherlands Chamber Choir. You develop your skills in areas like ensemble singing and voice use, but also in other entrepreneurial areas like concept development, production and marketing. As ensemble singer, you join Wende in her new show that will tour the Netherlands in 2021.

 

 

Who are you? 

You are a skilled singer, recently graduated from an academy of music/conservatory (or another relevant school or programme). You aren’t shy of singing classical music, but you also have experience in singing in other styles like jazz or pop or you want to develop yourself further in that regards. You are a performer: you like (musical) theatre and you want to further develop your presence on stage.

Next to that, you want more. You have a message you want to include in your art and performance. You are looking for your own voice, and you want to take your audience with you in your own story. You work with enthousiasm, you work hard and you have high standards. Besides your musical abilities you also want to develop your creative and productional skills.

 

What will you be doing? 

From October 2020 until March 2021 you make up a vocal ensemble together with 7 other trainees, with whom you will be developing and creating your own performance. Singers, conductors, a choreographer and artistic visionaries coach you for the entire duration of this process and help you create a relevant message to reach a broad audience. In this way, you investigate which role ensemble singing can take up in the 21st century and which role you can play in that.

Meanwhile, you go on a musical adventure together with performer Wende in order to further develop yourself as an allround performer. Wende has a passion for stories and innovation in theatre and music, and melts music, design and spectacle into a thrilling form of podium art. With her new ideas and consistent quality in performance, she keeps pushing the boundaries of musical theatre to new heights. Over the course of 2021, you travel together with Wende and the other trainees as an integral part of her new show. The show will play all over the country in a broad range of venues, from theatres to festivals and location theatres.

 

What do we offer

  • A placement as a trainee for o,4 FTE from October 2020 until March 2021, salaried based on the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement Toneel & Dans 
  • A unique opportunity as a young professional to be a part of the tour with Wende which will take place in Februari, April, May, June en September 2021
  • Intensive coaching by professionals of the Netherlands Chamber Choir and Wende
  • Freedom to create your own story together with 7 other trainees

Schedule
Click here to view the preliminary schedule. The days within the week of the rehearsals are not fixed yet. However, the schedule for the tour with Wende is already final en can be found here.

How do you apply?

Send your CV and a motivation letter to nkk-nxt@nederlandskamerkoor.nl. Describe in your letter at least the following points:

  • how do you see the role of (choir)singing in the 21st century? In which way should the genre develop over time?
  • what do you think is important in modern society and how do you want to contribute as a performer?
  • which qualities do you bring to the table for NKK NXT 20/21 and the collaboration with Wende?

 

Applications have to be sent in by the 15th of August 2020. Auditions will take place on the 5th and 6th of September in Utrecht, the Netherlands (you will be invited for 5th or 6th of September). During the auditions there will be ample time for questions and comments regarding the project and placements. Do you have questions before applying or auditioning? Reach out to Imre Ploeg, artistic co-ordinator talent development at +31 6 38 01 00 62 or send an e-mail to nkk-nxt@nederlandskamerkoor.nl.

 

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