NYCGB Young Composers Scheme
Now Open for Applications! We’re calling out to all aspiring young composers interested in writing for voices to apply to take part in our Young Composers Scheme 2021. Now in its third year, the scheme provides four composers aged 18-29 with a fully funded, year-long programme of professional development including the unique opportunity to write music for our choirs. The scheme offers residential courses, creative retreats, workshops, recording opportunities, peer and professional mentoring and performance showcases including a high-profile launch event. The composers receive expert advice and tuition from distinguished composers and music industry professionals.Professional mentoring is led by NYCGB Artistic Director Ben Parry, a highly sought-after composer, and previous guest mentors include Errollyn Wallen, John Rutter, Roxanna Panufnik, Richard Allain, Anna Meredith, Alexandra Harwood, Jonathan Dove and Eleanor Alberga.The scheme is particularly designed to support emerging composers from a broad range of musical backgrounds and genres. We are keen to encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in composition for vocal ensembles, including people of colour and disabled people. Applicants do not have to have undertaken formal education or training, be a published composer, or to have music qualifications e.g. a Music degree or A-Level to apply and we welcome applications from young composers who may not have a traditional composing background or formal training in composition. Applications for the scheme are open now. Candidates must complete and submit an application form and portfolio items by 5pm on Friday 4th September 2020.