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Adopt a Music Creator

Adopt a Music Creator

The Adopt a Music Creator scheme (formally Adopt A Composer) pairs member groups with music creators for one year, with each pair working collaboratively to create a unique new work.

When is the application form open?

  • Monday 5th June 2023 – application form opens for music creators (music group application forms open now)

When is the deadline to submit the application?

  • 24th July at 5pm – applications close for music creators and music groups

What is Adopt a Music Creator?

Adopt a Music Creator pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year. The music creator has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to premiere. The group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule.

Adopt a Music Creator is funded by PRS Foundation, the Philip and Dorothy Green Trust and Creative Scotland and run by Making Music, in association with Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.

For more information see the Making Music website.

How to apply

To apply to take part, complete and submit the online form via Making Music.

Before completing this form ensure that your group satisfies the following criteria:

  • Music Director and group members are enthusiastic and able to commit to get involved in the composition process over the whole course of the project.
  • Able to arrange time in your schedule to develop, rehearse and perform a new piece in the 2019/20 season.
  • Is a member of Making Music. (If you are not currently a member, please contact the Making Music office – 020 7939 6030 – to find out about joining).

Please note: you will need to include a short supporting statement from your MD/Conductor in the form.