JL Zwerg Music Composer Award

August 1, 2024
$1000 (cash award)

The award assists New Brunswick singer/songwriters who compose their own music and music composers who want to develop and strengthen their craft. Open to emerging and seasoned creatives.

The award is in memory of Jason Betts (known as Zwerg). To find out more about Jason, go here: https://www.musicnb.org/en/directory/zwerg

Eligible activities:

  • Mentorships (paying for any costs associated with the mentorship, including a fee for your mentor).
  • Workshop & Lab Intensives (costs related to the workshop whether in person or online).
  • Artist-in-Residence (costs related to the residency).
  • Memberships (costs associated with joining a music/composer organization).
  • Educational Material (costs related to the purchase of any educational material).
  • Mixing & Mastering of new work in a studio setting.
  • Purchase of equipment for recording of new work.

Please include the following: 

  • Artist Bio
  • Samples of your work (2 compositions max).
  • Letter explaining what you will use the award for including costs.
  • Letter from mentor confirming their involvement if applying for mentorship.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.