Applications open for RSNO’s Composer Hub

August 9, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has launched its Composers’ Hub to develop the talents of emerging composers. 

Aimed at those in the early stages of their career, this scheme is an opportunity for a group of composers to write for orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, as well as acquire an understanding of the business of a major arts organisation.

Up to five emerging composers will be chosen to join RSNO Composers’ Hub and spend the 2016:17 Season with its orchestra.

As well as working with RSNO’s smaller, contemporary group, Alchemy, each composer will write a ten-minute work for full symphony orchestra. The scheme will culminate in a public workshop at the New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in March 2017. One work will be chosen to be performed by the RSNO as part of its 2017:18 Season.

Manus Carey, RSNO executive producer, said: ‘After the very successful pilot, culminating in two performances of Lillie Harris’ remiscipate at the end of our 2015:16 season, we are very excited to be launching the second year of our Composers’ Hub.

‘This scheme aims to give support to Scottish and UK-wide composers, and to provide the creative space for them to explore and develop. The breadth of the scheme will also mean it is an opportunity for our audiences to extend their knowledge of contemporary music and the compositional process.’

Potential applicants need to submit a CV, one-page letter outlining why they would be suitable for the scheme and two examples of their own compositions with scores and sound samples.

Please email the RSNO’s artistic planning manager, Catherine Ferrell, at with submissions. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 August at 5pm.