The Associates Scheme aims to support and enhance artistic community in the UK by developing and strengthening new and existing regional networks of composers and composer collectives. It forms part of Sound and Music’s New Music Network activity and is strategically important to our legacy in artist development.  

What do we mean by Associates? 

The Associates are alumni from across our programmes and awards who are supported by Sound and Music to coordinate and lead regular composer socials nationwide. You can view all the Sound and Music Associates here.

 


Composer Socials

The composer socials are informal, unstructured spaces for composers to connect, socialise, skill-share and problem solve. Composer socials are at the heart of the Associates Scheme and can be anywhere on a spectrum of entirely open and unstructured all the way to designed around pitching or training opportunities. 

There are six regions where composer socials will take place this year:

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To attend the Composer Social for Kirklees and West Yorkshire, register here

Join the Kirklees + West Yorkshire Discord Server to stay in touch with your local community of composers.

The Associates for this region are Supriya Nagarajan and Sophie Cooper.

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To attend the Composer Social for Hull and East Yorkshire, register here

Join the Hull + East Yorkshire Discord Server to stay in touch with your local community of composers.

The Associate for this region is Stewart Baxter.

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To attend the Composer Social for Liverpool and North West, register here

Join the Liverpool + North West Discord Server to stay in touch with your local community of composers.

The Associate for this region is Laura Campbell.

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To attend the Composer Social for Birmingham and West Midlands, register here

Join the Birmingham + West Midlands Discord Server to stay in touch with your local community of composers.

The Associates for this region are Liz Dilnot Johnson and David Austin Grey.

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To attend the Composer Social for Sunderland and North East, register here

Join the Sunderland + North East Discord Server to stay in touch with your local community of composers.

The Associate for this region is David De La Haye.

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To attend the Composer Social for Somerset and South West, register here

Join the Somerset + South West Discord Server to stay in touch with your local community of composers.

The Associate for this region is Stephen Ives.