Opportunity: Adopt a Composer scheme now open

May 4, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers by mwhiteside

Are you a composer ready to be ‘adopted’?

The Adopt a Composer scheme – which pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year – is now open for applicants.

This project is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation, and run by Making Music in association with BBC Radio 3.

Adopt a Composer

Adopt a Composer pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to premiere. The group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule

‘Anna has been a joy to work with. She has been sensitive to the unique nature of the choir and has written a piece that stretches them but also celebrates who they are. She has involved them in the writing from the start and has incorporated their ideas into the final piece. We are very excited about the performance and the prospect of hearing ourselves on national radio.’

The Quirky Choir – paired with Anna Braithwaite in 2014/15

Current pairings

The call for composers is now open!

Find out more and how to apply here