Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Early-career composers are invited to apply to take part in the Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy: a week of performances, workshops and seminars with established composers and industry professionals, within beautiful surroundings at one of England’s most prestigious Music Festivals.

The Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy is a course that has proven in its first three years to be hugely stimulating, wide-ranging and influential. Participants will have their compositions workshopped, performed and recorded by the Dr K. Sextet and Mantras piano duo, attend a range of premiere performances at the Cheltenham Music Festival, and have access to industry professionals in a series of panel talks that will discuss craft and contemporary aesthetics along with career development. Workshops will be steered by a range of composers whose new works are being heard during the Festival.

Participants will arrive on Wednesday 6 July and depart on the morning of Wednesday 13 July (or late Tuesday 12 July after a final feedback session). Public showcases of works created during the Composer Academy will take place on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July.

To find out more about the Composer Academy, and to fill in the online application form, please visit the website…

Please contact our Music Festival team with any questions regarding the application process at