Royal Holloway Young Composer Competition
Are you a composer in Year 10 to 13?
Do you want to hear your music performed in concert and recorded by a chart-topping choir?
Royal Holloway is launching a composition competition for young composers. The winners of this competition will have their compositions performed and recorded by the Choir of Royal Holloway.
• Write a piece, for the choir to sing.
• The piece should last between 3 and 6 minutes in length.
• It can be written for SATB choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), or any combination of those voices.
• It can have words (in any language) or be untexted.
• It can be unaccompanied, or accompanied by one of:
o Pre-recorded accompaniment.
• There are no limits on subject or inspiration, so let your imagination run wild!
There are two categories, based on age:
Year 10/11 (i.e. aged between 15 and 16 on 31 August 2022)
Year 12/13 (i.e. aged between 17 and 18 on 31 August 2022)
Three winners will be chosen from each category. The winning compositions will receive feedback from one of the professional composers at the Royal Holloway Music Department.
The winning compositions will be performed in a special public concert at Royal Holloway and recorded.
You can submit your composition as:
• Notated score
• Graphic score
• DAW session (like Garageband/Logic/Cubase)
• Demo recording
Dates and Timeline
The deadline for sending us your compositions is 23:59 on 7th January 2022.
The concert for the winning compositions will be held towards the end of March 2022.
Some small travel bursaries are available and will be awarded based on need.
Download an application form here - https://royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/music/studying-here/composition-competition
The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the country. The 24 choral scholars that constitute the college's Chapel Choir undertake a busy schedule of services, concerts, tours and recordings. They perform for a great variety of events, including memorable occasions like Ellie Goulding’s wedding! Their album ‘Winter Songs’ topped the iTunes classical charts, and was Classic FM's Album of the Week.
For more, visit https://www.chapelchoir.co.uk/
and listen to us on our YouTube channel.https://www.youtube.com/user/ChoirofRoyalHolloway
The Royal Holloway Department of Music is one of the largest in the UK, offering a very broad and diverse range of courses, all taught by expert scholars. We are the only Music department in the country to hold a prestigious Regius Professorship, awarded by Her Majesty The Queen. Ranked among the top Music departments in the UK for both our teaching and our research, we also benefit from a vibrant creative campus community.