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Music for Youth Composer Call-Out Deadline

April 4, 2016

Do you write your own, original music?

Get your music heard at the Music For Youth National Festival 2016

Call for new music talent!

Music for Youth’s New Music Showcase will present 10 pieces of new music by young artists at its annual National Festival 2016 in Birmingham. 

The selected new work will be performed live to the public during a daily showcase, at the five day Youth Music Festival and in some of the UK’s most iconic venues.

The New Music Showcase will celebrate music by some of the best, most diverse and talented young musicians from across the UK.

The ten pieces will be selected by a panel of music experts and artists, and will represent a range of musical styles and a variety of performing groups.  All of which will be written and created by young musicians between the ages of 12 and 21 years.

Who can take part?

We want to hear from any musician, between 12 and 21, who writes or creates their own music. This can be anything from song writing for your own indie band, to a new piece for a conventional symphony orchestra. All submissions must have been written since January 2015.

We will also accept submissions from schools, organisations and groups on behalf of young musicians and writers.

The New Music Showcase involves public performances, so you will need to know who will perform your music.  Performers should also be aged between 12 and 21. They could be the ‘writer’ and friends, a group from your school and organisation, or an independent group you’ve worked with before.

What are we looking for?

  • New, original music
  • We are interested in your ideas, and how well you express them in your chosen style of music
  • Music that covers any genre and style, and any line-up
  • Submissions should be a maximum of 10 minutes long
  • Short submissions will be equally welcome

We will take your age into account when choosing pieces for the showcase.

Click Here for details on HOW TO APPLY

Deadline: Noon, Monday 4th April
Venue: Various, Birmingham
Produced by: Sound and Music in partnership with Music For Youth



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