Create Your Own Artist Residency
In 2019, composer Arthur Breur and the president of the board of the Tualatin Valley Community Band, Phil Pasteris, wanted to create a Composer In Residence agreement that was no cost to the ensemble, but that also benefited the composer. Together they looked for examples of such Artist Residency agreements suitable for community ensembles, but they found no models to work from.
So Arthur Breur drafted up the first ideas for such an agreement, and they worked together to make this first version of the agreement.
With this as the model, Arthur Breur became Composer in Residence for the Tualatin Valley Community Band, and shortly after, for the similarly named Tualatin Valley Symphony.
We share it here so that ensembles and composers can benefit from the simple benefits that it provides in both directions.