Making Music - Adopt a Composer Project - Composers

Deadline: 17 June 2019 17:00


The project pairs amateur choirs, bands, orchestras or ensembles with up-and-coming composers for 12 months to collaborate and produce a new piece of music, culminating in a premiere performance, a recording and possible radio broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

The project is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, funded by the PRS Foundation, Philip and Dorothy Green Trust and Creative Scotland.

Composers retain all rights to the score and are mentored by Colin Riley, David Horne, Fraser Trainer, Jenni Pinnock and Emily Crossland with costs and expenses covered by the PRS Foundation.

We are looking for composers who:

Can demonstrate an understanding of leisure-time music groups and of collaborative approaches to composition.
Have some experience of working with leisure-time groups, for example as a composer, performer, or conductor.
Can commit in terms of time and travel to the project (project duration is approximately 9-12 months, possibly up to December 2020).

Before completing this form ensure that you satisfy the following criteria:

Not in full time education.
Based within the UK.
At the right point in your career as a composer (entering the profession, but not yet “established”).
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to send us an example of a score and if shortlisted further will be invited to attend an interview on 1 August 2019 in London (Skype available). Successful applicants will be asked to attend the Launch day in London on Saturday 7 September 2019.

Applicants will also be asked to attend two composer days run by Sound and Music: one in October 2019 and the other in March 2020. Please ensure that you will be available for all of these days. We will inform you of the dates as soon as they have been confirmed.