SaM Summer School : About the Summer School

January 17, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Applications to the 2017 SaM Summer School are now open!

Deadline for applications Thursday 30th March at 12 noon. 

There are 2 ways of applying to the Sound and Music Summer School: 

1. Online

This application form will take you through the requirements and ask you to give information about yourself and attach examples of your music. There is also an equal opportunties form to fill out too.

You will receive a standard e-mail acknowledging your application.

You can find them here: Application Form (the Equal Opportunities is linked to the main application form)

2. By Post

  • Please contact Judith Robinson if you wish to apply by post
    Email: // call: 020 7759 1800

What will I need to make an application?

Here are a few things to help you with your application: 

  • You must be aged 14-18 on 31st August 2017.
  • You must be based in the UK, or a UK citizen living overseas.

The application form asks you for your contact details and some information about you including:

  • Describing your style of music in the form of a tweet (140 characters)!
  • Naming 3 pieces of music you have been listening to recently and why you like them.
  • Writing up to 250 words telling us why you want to take part in the Summer School. Remember to tell us about what experience you have of composing music (whether at school, independently, or with a composition teacher) and any musical activities you’re involved in.
  • Giving an example of your music, which you can upload to the application form. We need a score (a written down version of your music).There are some examples of different score formats below.
  • You can also send us a recording of your piece if you have one, but this is not essential.
  • Writing up to 250 words telling us about your piece, along the lines of a coursework log.  There are some examples of coursework logs below.

We would also like you to complete an Equal Opportunities form.  This information is kept separate from your application and is not used during the selection process.  The information helps us understand who applies to the Summer School and who gets selected.

More information: