Guildhall School & Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer-in-Residence

May 7, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

Part of the Guildhall School’s Research Degree programme, this innovative doctoral studentship in association with the Royal Opera House is now recruiting for its second composer.

This unique, fully-funded studentship offers one composer every two years the opportunity to be Composer-in-Residence at the Royal Opera House. The period of study is three years full time, culminating in the completion of a new chamber opera to be staged at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in Year 3 of study.

Jointly funded by both the Guildhall School and the Royal Opera House, the studentship offers an enriching model of opera development that allows a composer substantial creative research experience in the development of operatic practice, within the setting of a unique collaboration between an opera company and conservatoire. It allows for both critical reflection and creative research, in professional and academic contexts.

The studentship is aimed at composers who have some experience in composing for opera. The principal supervisor is Julian Philips, Head of Composition at the Guildhall School, partnered by Associate Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, John Fulljames, as non-academic supervisor.

For full information and to apply online, visit