National Youth Choirs GB Young Composers Scheme 2018-19

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17 September 2018

Are you aged 18-25? Are you skilled at creating imaginative music - in any tradition, style or medium - for groups of voices? The NYCGB Young Composers Scheme could help you take your craft to the next level, with professional mentoring, retreats, workshops - and close collaboration with brilliant young singers of your own age.

The NYCGB Young Composers Scheme is a new initiative run with Digital Partner NMC Recordings which aims to annually identify and develop four talented composers aged 18-25 who are passionate about creating high quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles. Running over a whole year, it offers a rewarding programme of residential courses and retreats, workshops, peer and professional mentoring and performance showcases and outlets.  

Residential courses will be shared with the National Youth Choir and NYCGB Fellowship octet, allowing composers exceptional opportunities to collaborate with outstanding young singers of their own age. Professional mentoring will be led by NYCGB Artistic Director and Peters Edition composer Ben Parry, with guest mentor Anna Meredith.

Wide-reaching showcase opportunities will be offered for works completed during the programme, including concert performances and a professional recording and release on NMC Recordings. NYCGB and NMC Recordings will significantly raise awareness of composers and their work through publicity and profiling. Composers will be awarded a personal Innovation Fund of £500 to undertake their own creative initiatives.

For futher information about the scheme and application materials, please visit: www.nycgb.org.uk/young-composers

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 September

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