Cheltenham Composer Academy 2018

Deadline: Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 12:00

The 6th Cheltenham Composer Academy is now open for applications!

Apply for FREE from 15 January – 30 March 2018

The 6th Cheltenham Composer Academy will run from Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 July 2018.

What is the Composer Academy?

Early-career composers are invited to apply for a course which has proved, in its first five years, to be hugely stimulating, wide-ranging and influential. Participants will have their compositions work-shopped, performed and recorded, attend a range of premiere performances at the Cheltenham Music Festival, and have access to industry professionals in a series of panel talks that will discuss craft and contemporary aesthetics along with career development. Workshops will be steered by a range of composers whose new works are being heard during the Festival.

We are delighted that Michael Zev Gordon, Professor of Composition at the University of Birmingham, is the Director of the Cheltenham Composer Academy from 2016-18.

Other composers whose music you will hear, and many of whom you will meet during the Academy include Kerry Andrews, Joseph Phibbs, Matthew Kaner, Colin Riley, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Sarah Rimkus, Bethan Morgan Williams, Eddie Parker, Brett Dean, Toby Hession, Nico Muhly, Michael Berkeley and Ken Hesketh.

For more information on the Academy and the application process please click on more info.