Composers Opportunity

Composition Workshop for Chamber Orchestra

Applications open for artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers. A peer-mentored workshop where 3 participants will be selected from a pool of applicants and attend the competition workshop.

Opportunity to work with the London Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards an Orchestral or solo newly composed 6-minute piece for Strings (5,4,2,2,1) over two workshops held in London. The applications are opened to composers of any age registered at a music school or already graduated.

 

Professional Development Session and Competition Workshops

  1. Workshop 1: 29th of September 2018 at 5.30 pm – work in progress

 

Location: St James’s Piccadilly Church

197 Piccadilly

London W1J9LL

 

  1. Workshop 2:2nd of November 2018 at 4.30 pm – reading, rehearsal and performance of the complete work.

Location: St James’s Piccadilly Church

197 Piccadilly

London W1J9LL

The workshops will be a supportive environment for developing your work with an Orchestra made up of young performers studying and graduated at the leading UK Conservatoires (Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall school of music). The first day-long workshop will be an opportunity to get to know the players, try out ideas and get feedback on sketches.

We strive to develop the creative, technical and stylistic skills for composers through a program of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring from renowned professionals, rehearsals, recordings and public performance opportunities. The HUB will be led by a professional composer Professor Philip Cashian – Royal Academy of Music.

Applications are now open with a closing date of Thursday 30th of August 2018. 

Non-refundable entrance fee for Graduates: £25

Non-refundable entrance fee for Students: £10

All applicants by default will receive a free admission entry to attend the workshop concerts.

Prizes:

  • The 1st prize winner will receive a commission fee of £750 and have the newly composed piece performed in Austria in 2019 by the Wiener Moonlight Symphony Orchestra, with a video recording of the performance to be used for archive purposes.
  • The 2nd prize winner will receive a commission fee of £400 and have the newly composed piece performed in London in 2019 by the Moonlight Symphony Orchestra, with a video recording of the performance to be used for archive purposes.
  • The 3rd prize winner will receive a commission fee of £200 and the newly composed piece performed in London in 2019 by the London Moonlight Symphony Orchestra.

How to Apply

A brief cv, a letter explaining your interest in working with the orchestra and a sample of your work (pdf of the score *NAME REMOVED*) and audio material should be submitted by the 30th of August 2018 via email to isolda@moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com.

Notes: Your scores and the letter should be submitted with your name removed. The personal statement should tell us why you are applying for this opportunity, how you see it contributing to your development as a professional composer, and what particular ideas or techniques you would like to explore in your new work for the Orchestra. Your CV (separate document, with your name on it) should indicate your education status and list your previous performances and workshops attended.