Opportunity: Adopt a Composer - Scotland

Adopt a Composer
Adopt a Composer
Deadline: Thursday 13th July
Produced by: 
Sound and Music in partnership with Making Music & BBC Radio 3

Are you a composer ready to be 'adopted'?

Adopt a Composer scheme pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year.

Applications for the 2017/18 scheme are now closed except for the final, additional Scottish pairing (funded by Creative Scotland).

If you're a Scotland-based Making Music member group or a Scotland-based composer ready to be 'adopted' you can find out more about how to apply for the scheme on the Making Music website.

This project is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and Creative Scotland, and run by Making Music in association with BBC Radio 3.

Adopt a Composer 

Adopt a Composer pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to premiere. The group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule

'Anna has been a joy to work with. She has been sensitive to the unique nature of the choir and has written a piece that stretches them but also celebrates who they are. She has involved them in the writing from the start and has incorporated their ideas into the final piece. We are very excited about the performance and the prospect of hearing ourselves on national radio.'

The Quirky Choir - paired with Anna Braithwaite in 2014/15

Listen to the piceces composed in previous Adopt a Composer projects:

Find out more about previous pairings here>>

How to apply

This opportunity is now closed. 

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