Wild Plum Songbook: a development and commissioning opportunity for composers who identify as women
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
PRS for Music are partnering with Wild Plum Arts and Cheltenham Music Festival to offer you the chance to take part in a workshop and have your work commissioned for Cheltenham Music Festival’s COMPOSIUM – a new one-day industry-wide event for composers, publishers, music industry leaders and influencers on 10 July 2019.
Six composers will have the opportunity to attend a two-day workshop in London on 8-9 March 2019. Composers will take part in professional development sessions with industry experts and hear their works for mezzo-soprano and piano performed in a workshop by Rachael Lloyd and Lana Bode. This is an opportunity to try out new ideas or techniques and receive feedback from mentor composers Joanna Lee and Errollyn Wallen in a supportive environment. Composers will also receive an audio-visual recording of their workshop for their own personal use.
UK travel and accommodation (where required) will be provided.
Wild Plum Arts and Cheltenham Music Festival will commission one of the works from the workshop for further development, to be premiered during COMPOSIUM on 10 July 2019 and included in the Wild Plum Songbook, a growing portfolio of newly-commissioned works.
The duration of the commissioned work will be 3-4 minutes and the composer will receive a commission fee of £1,000 plus UK travel and accommodation (where required) to attend the premiere.
Any texts used for the workshop or the commissioned work must be in the public domain or used with the permission of the copyright owner.
How to apply
Please complete the application form below by 9am GMT on 19 November 2018 and include a Dropbox link to two contrasting notated examples of your work. It would be helpful if one of the works includes a vocal line, but it is not essential. You are welcome to submit recordings, but they are not essential, and you will not be at a disadvantage if you do not have recordings of your work.
This opportunity is open to current writer members of the Performing Right Society Limited and individuals who are not affiliated with any performing right organisation.
Successful composers will be selected by a panel comprising Joanna Lee, Errollyn Wallen (Composers), Lucy Schaufer and Christopher Gillet (Wild Plum Arts) and Alison Balsom (Cheltenham Music Festival). Composers will be notified on 10 December 2018.
The full terms and conditions are available below.
If you have any questions or access requirements, please contact us.
21. The promoter of this opportunity is PRS for Music Limited, 2 Pancras Square, London, NC1 4AG.