NCEM Young Composers Award 2015

October 26, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are delighted to announce the 2015 NCEM Young Composers Award in partnership with Scotland’s leading baroque ensemble, the internationally acclaimed Dunedin Consort. The Award will be launched on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 30 November 2014.
This major national award is open to young composers resident in the UK and up to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: 18 years and under; and 19 to 25 years. Composers are invited to write a new piece for the Dunedin Consort which is directed by the award-winning conductor, organist, harpsichordist and scholar, John Butt.  The winning works will be premiered by the Dunedin Consort in a public performance which will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show.
Applicants must register their interest in the award by 5.00pm on Friday 20 February 2015 by emailing the National Centre for Early Music at education@ncem.co.uk . Completed scores must be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 20 March 2015. The Award will be judged at the National Centre for Early Music in York on Thursday 14 May 2015. During the day a shortlist of entries will be presented by the Dunedin Consort in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. At 7.30pm the Dunedin Consort will perform each of the pieces in the presence of a panel of judges, after which the two winners will be announced, one for each of the two age categories.
Further information, the Terms and Conditions and details of how to apply will be posted on this page in time for the launch on 30 November. If you would like to be added to the NCEM Young Composers Award mailing list, please email education@ncem.co.uk .
For further information see:
BBC Radio 3 Early Music Show www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/earlymusicshow