Score examples for Summer School applicants

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Applications for the 2021 Sound and Music Summer School are now open, and will close on Tuesday 6th April at noon. If you’re applying, you’ll ideally need to provide us with a written version of your music (though we will accept a recording if you don’t have a suitable score).

However, this doesn’t mean you have to submit ‘conventionally notated’ music; written scores can take many, many forms! Check out our examples below for some ideas…


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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