Our impact

For over ten years we have been supporting composers of all ages, inspiring young people, supporting educators, and engaging new music fans and the sector through our online platforms.

Our vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators.

Nick Hughes

Read more about what Phoebe did with her Seed Award 

Marilyn Herman

Read more about Marilyn's experience of the Francis Chagrin Award

Georgia Denham photo

Read more about Georgia's Summer School & New Voices experience

Nick Hughes

Read more about Nick's time on Listen Imagine Compose

Rufus Isabel Elliot photo

Read more about Rufus' Composer-Curator experience

David Horne Photo

Read more about David's Listen Imagine Compose experience

Supriya Nagarajan photo

Read more about Supriya's New Voices experience

Lillie Harris profile photo

We caught up with Lillie Harris - one of our Summer School alumni - to find out how the course impacted her life and hear about what she's gone on to do since. Lillie attend the Summer School in 2010-11 when she was aged 16-17.

Read more about Lillie's Summer School experience

Ben Corrigan photograph

"I grew up in Carlisle which has its limitations in terms of arts education, so the Summer School was a brilliant opportunity to see what life studying music could be like – and I loved every second of it."

Find out how our Summer School impacted Ben's life and career

Marcus Joseph photo

Read more about Marcus' New Voices experience

Delia Stevens profile photo

''Composer-Curator provided a big injection of belief, understanding, credibility and financial support into the project, which allowed the work to grow and the project to become much bigger than it otherwise would have been.''

Read Delia's story and find out more about her work

Gwen Sion profile photo

''This opportunity has enabled my work to reach new and diverse audiences on a much larger scale which has been a really exciting experience, and one for which I am extremely grateful.''

Read Gwen's story and find out more about her work

Damilola Emiola AKA Gugak Sounds profile photo

We interviewed composer and performer Damilola Eniola (Gugak Sounds) while on our artist development programme, New Voices, to find out how her time with us impacted her work.

Read Damilola's story and find out more about her work


''New Voices was very exciting and educational, and I learnt so much from it. It definitely helped me to evolve as a composer, and to think about my work and practices.''

Read David's story and find out more about her work


We are committed to celebrating the diversity of new music through representation in the programmes and projects we produce, and sharing our data is a key part of this work. By making this data accessible we aim to be transparent about our progress, share our challenges, and improve the way we work.

Explore our Equal Opportunities Data

Fair Access logo

Our Fair Access Principles are designed to act as a code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes, competitions and awards for composers. Our partners include PRS Foundation, Snape Maltings, Opera North, the Royal Philharmonic Society and Sage Gateshead.

See our Fair Access Principles and our partners

Can Compose - National Music Educators' Survey

The first report of its kind in the UK, Can Compose outlines the essential findings of our National Music Educators’ Survey, revealing significant barriers faced by young people looking to compose and create their own music. Can Compose offers a unique perspective on an area often overlooked in music education.

Read our findings and recommendations