Call for Creative Works

June 23, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Claude Debussy in 2018: a Centenary Celebration at the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Glasgow


As part of the weeklong symposium and conference ‘Claude Debussy in 2018’, to be jointly hosted in Manchester and Glasgow from 20-23 March, 2018, we invite submissions for original compositions, up to 5 minutes in length, written for the forces of one of the two smaller chamber sonatas Debussy left unfinished at his death in 1918, i.e.:

Sonata no. 4 for oboe, horn and harpsichord

Sonata no. 5 for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and piano


Based on a CV, list of works, and a clear expression of interest (max. 250 words) specifying your creative interest in and plans for composing ‘in memoriam Claude Debussy’ at this time, we will invite submission of scores and parts to be assessed by a panel of Glasgow and Manchester composers for possible inclusion in either a compositional workshop or a public concert featuring musicians of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.


Deadline for CV, list of works, and expression of interest, specifying your chosen ensemble and describing your creative concept: 1 September 2017

Deadline for fair copy score and parts (on invitation): 31 January 2018.


Please send expressions of interest (and/or any questions) to


*Please note that while there will be one composition/ performance workshop in each city, the concert itself will only take place in Glasgow on 23 March.