RPS Composers programme

Deadline: 23 Mar 2021


Annually, the Royal Philharmonic Society Composers programme aims to transform the prospects of promising composers and we are pleased to welcome applications for 2021.

Besides offering a commission - performed with one of a range of noted ensembles, venues and festivals - we support a cohort of composers taking critical steps towards establishing their careers, and equip them with the skills and confidence to seek further commissions and performances of their own beyond the programme. We do this through a year-long range of sessions and activities from Autumn 2021, including the opportunity to meet and draw insights from key figures in the music business and professional composers, workshops to develop skills that will enable you to promote yourself and your music, as well as individual sessions looking at your own personal objectives that we will help you to fulfil.

Furthermore we will give you an insight into the range of settings in which you and your music can have real impact, encouraging you to think more about the scope of everything you can do as a professional composer. Composers in the pandemic are recognising they need to draw upon, adapt and apply their skills in lateral ways, and we want to give you insights and encouragement into where and how you can do that yourself.

By being selected for the programme, we will proudly present you as an RPS Composer, part of a distinguished lineage that goes back to Beethoven and Mendelssohn, helping you get the recognition your music deserves. Your continued success beyond our programme matters hugely to us. As such, we will hold one or two consequent sessions with you and the cohort some time after you have completed your year with us. This will give you the chance to reflect together on what you have achieved as a result of your year on the programme and consider what further resolutions you next need to make.

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