Applications to the 2017 SaM Summer School are now open!
There are 2 ways of applying to the Sound and Music Summer School:
This application form will take you through the requirements and ask you to give information about yourself and attach examples of your music. There is also an equal opportunties form to fill out too.
You will receive a standard e-mail acknowledging your application.
You can find them here: Application Form (the Equal Opportunities is linked to the main application form)
2. By Post
- Please contact Judith Robinson if you wish to apply by post
Email: Judith.Robinson@soundandmusic.org // call: 020 7759 1800
What will I need to make an application?
Here are a few things to help you with your application:
- You must be aged 14-18 on 31st August 2017.
- You must be based in the UK, or a UK citizen living overseas.
The application form asks you for your contact details and some information about you including:
- Describing your style of music in the form of a tweet (140 characters)!
- Naming 3 pieces of music you have been listening to recently and why you like them.
- Writing up to 250 words telling us why you want to take part in the Summer School. Remember to tell us about what experience you have of composing music (whether at school, independently, or with a composition teacher) and any musical activities you're involved in.
- Giving an example of your music, which you can upload to the application form. We need a score (a written down version of your music).There are some examples of different score formats below.
- You can also send us a recording of your piece if you have one, but this is not essential.
- Writing up to 250 words telling us about your piece, along the lines of a coursework log. There are some examples of coursework logs below.
Coursework logs can take a number of formats – here are some examples:
1. Basic template for GCSE music (taken from the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment website)
2. Template for GCSE music where technology is a major part of the composition
3. Example of a completed log (taken from the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment website) – this shows teachers’ comments, but yours doesn’t need to show them!
4. Guidelines for writing a composition log for music for film (thanks to Aidan Goetzee, Head of Music Technology, Purcell School of Music)
There are lots of ways you can present your music in a written format. Take a look at some examples, drawn from last year's Summer School applications, to give you some ideas!
Secret Josie by Clement Appleby. Lead sheet
Spring by Jemil Payet. Graphic score
Pictures of the Sky by Gabrielle Woodward. Full orchestral score
Cockroach by Isaac Troughton. Jazz score
Stay by Flora Anderson. Voice plus instruments
Sgaoileadh by Zakia Fawcett. Small instrumental group score
What happens after I’ve submitted my application form?
You will receive n email acknowledging receipt of your application. We’ll let you know by the end of May if you have been allocated a place.
Places are limited, so don’t miss the deadline!