2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Composers programme

Deadline: 15 April 2020 12:00

Annually, the Royal Philharmonic Society offers a number of opportunities for exceptional composers as they establish their careers, and we're pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 RPS Composers programme.

The RPS not only grants a range of commissions – each worth £2,500 – and a performance with a noted ensemble, venue or festival: we also aim to help composers develop the means to seek further commissions and performances of their own. This comes through a range of activities, including the opportunity to draw insights from key figures in the music business and professional composers, workshops to develop skills in self-promotion, and individual sessions to define personal objectives that the RPS will help them to fulfil.

Please note, this opportunity is not open to those studying at undergraduate or Masters level from September 2020 onwards, but we welcome applications from composers working towards a PhD. We also recognise that composers pursue many different routes, so a formal degree or equivalent qualification is not compulsory.

We are pleased to say that entry for the RPS Composers programme is completely free.