RSNO Composers Hub

Deadline: 5 Sep 2021


Aimed at composers in the early stages of their career, the RSNO Composers’ Hub, now in its seventh year, is a fantastic opportunity for up to five emerging composers to write for orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, as well as acquiring an understanding of the business of a major arts organisation.

The Composers’ Hub is comprised of two workshops, one shorter workshop for chamber orchestra and one longer workshop for full orchestra. Members will have the opportunity to write and workshop two original compositions under the mentorship of Stuart MacRae and a guest mentor. One of these compositions will be selected to be premiered by the RSNO the following season.

The scheme is targeted for emerging UK-based composers. There is no age limit, but composers must be a resident in the UK.

Award-winning composer and RSNO Composers’ Hub mentor Stuart MacRae: “As an emerging composer, it can be a very big challenge to get your music played by a professional orchestra; but in order to develop approaches to orchestral music, composers need time to collaborate with an orchestra, and the support to try out ideas. As well as writing a new short piece for the orchestral workshop there are opportunities to engage with the RSNO’s Learning and Engagement team, and to learn more about the running of the organisation. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic emerging composers of any age, based in the UK, to take part in this exciting scheme.”

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