Heriot-Watt Uni Composer Competition

September 23, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Are you an unpublished composer in Scotland? If yes, then Heriot-Watt University’s Composer Competition is for YOU!

You are invited to write an ensemble piece. The piece is to be written for the group, ‘Inchcolm New Music Ensemble’, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

The composition starting point [inspiration] shall be the Celtic plainchant composed and sung on Inchcolm, an Island in the river Forth near Edinburgh where hundreds of years ago, Augustinian monks lived and worshiped in the Abbey.

The composition should have a duration of around ten minutes, and be written for voices and any combination of orchestral instruments.

1st Prize is £400


The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2015.

For further information and sample plainchant music, contact:

Steve King 
Director of Music at Heriot Watt University – 
e-mail: s.king@hw.ac.uk