NYCGB Young Composer Scheme 2019/20

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30 August 2019

The NYCGB Young Composers Scheme is an annual initiative for four talented composers aged 18-29 who are passionate about creating high quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles.

Now entering in its second year, the scheme aims to challenge perceptions of, and support the development, innovation and diversity of new choral music. Running over a whole year, it offers a four-phase programme of residential courses, workshops, peer and professional mentoring and performance showcases and outlets. 

Most residential courses will be shared with the National Youth Choir and NYCGB Fellowship octet, allowing composers an exceptional opportunity to work in partnership with and have their music brought to life by two outstanding ensembles of young singers of their own age.

Professional mentoring will be led by NYCGB Artistic Director and OUP and Peters Edition composer Ben Parry, and there will be expert advice and tuition from distinguished composers such as Errollyn Wallen, John Rutter, Roxanna Panufnik and others, to be confirmed.

It also includes exceptional showcase opportunities for works completed during the programme, including a VIP showcase event at The Royal Albert Hall, in London and a professional recording and release for their work on NMC Recordings. NYCGB and NMC Recordings will significantly raise awareness of young composers and their work through publicity and profiling. Each composer will be awarded a personal Innovation Fund of £500 to undertake their own creative initiatives.

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