Opportunity: Adopt a Composer

Adopt a Composer
Adopt a Composer
Date: 
Deadline: 5pm Monday 25 June 2018
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Sound and Music in partnership with Making Music & BBC Radio 3

Are you a composer ready to be 'adopted'?

The Adopt a Composer scheme pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year.

Applications for the 2018/19 scheme are now open. Find out more about how to apply for the scheme on the Making Music website.

This project is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation, Philip and Dorothy Green Trust, and Creative Scotland, and run by Making Music in association with BBC Radio 3.

Adopt a Composer 

Adopt a Composer pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to premiere. The group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule.

"It has been a real journey of discoveries where I have learnt new and
fundamental things which will support me throughout my career."

Adriano Adewale - paired with Horsham Symphony Orchestra 2016/17

Listen to the pieces composed in previous Adopt a Composer projects:

Find out more about previous pairings here>>


How to apply

Apply on the Making Music Website >>

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