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NYCGB Young Composers Scheme
July 29 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm UTC+8
The second edition of National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB)’s annual Young Composers Scheme, offers four composers aged between 18 and 29 a fully-funded, year-long programme of professional development, including the unique opportunity to write music for NYCGB’s choirs.
Applicants, who should not be in full-time formal education during the course of the programme, need to be able to demonstrate clear ability, potential and a passion for creating high-quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles.
NYCGB is looking to attract young people from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, including those who may not have previously considered composing for ensemble voices.
Running across a whole year, the scheme comprises residential courses, workshops, peer and professional mentoring and performance showcases including a high-profile launch event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Professional mentoring will be led by NYCGB Artistic Director and OUP and Peters Edition composer Ben Parry, and there will be expert advice and tuition from distinguished composers such as Errollyn Wallen, John Rutter and Roxanna Panufnik. Professional training and insights, and a professional recording and release for their work will be facilitated by NMC Recordings, the scheme’s digital partners.