Score examples for In the Making applicants

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Applications for In the Making 2024 are now open, and will close at 23:59 on 30 April 2023.

If you have existing recordings or scores of your music, we encourage you to share them at this stage to help us assess your application. However, if you don’t have anything you want to share this will not affect your application.

As part of the application form, you’ll have the option to send us:

  • audio files (MP3 or WAV)
  • links to your music online (eg. Soundcloud or YouTube)
  • written scores (PDF or Word)
  • screenshots of your work in DAW’s (eg. Logic or Garageband)

If you want to send us a score, it doesn’t have to be ‘conventionally notated’ music; written scores can take many, many forms!

You can check out our examples below for some ideas, or feel free to contact if you want to ask us about your submissions.

Coursework Logs 

Coursework logs can take a number of formats – here are some examples: 

  1. Basic template for GCSE music (taken from the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment website)
  2. Template for GCSE music where technology is a major part of the composition
  3. Example of a completed log (taken from the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment website) – this shows teachers’ comments, but yours doesnt need to show them!
  4. Guidelines for writing a composition log for music for film (thanks to Aidan Goetzee, Head of Music Technology, Purcell School of Music)

Example scores 

There are lots of ways you can present your music in a written format. Take a look at some examples, drawn from last year’s Summer School applications, to give you some ideas!

  • Secret Josie by Clement Appleby. Lead sheet.
  • Spring by Jemil Payet. Graphic score.
  • Pictures of the Sky by Gabrielle Woodward. Full orchestral score.
  • Cockroach by Isaac Troughton. Jazz score.
  • Stay by Flora Anderson. Voice plus instruments.
  • Sgaoileadh by Zakia Fawcett. Small instrumental group score.

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This year, financial support from Faber Music has enabled the creation of ten Faber Music Bursaries, each of which will cover the full costs of a place for a young person who faces a barrier to taking part because of their family’s financial circumstances.

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