ABRSM‘s composer mentoring programme, Writing for Music Education, provides emerging composers with opportunities to develop their skills in writing to a brief, both for exam syllabuses and within broader educational contexts. Composers on the programme receive dedicated mentoring from leading educational composers, as well as specialist support from educators and ABRSM staff as they complete a series of compositional tasks.
Composers will also benefit from opportunities to meet and establish connections with ABRSM’s broad range of partner organisations, including opportunities to write music for the National Open Youth Orchestra, National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain and National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
This year’s programme, which runs from September 2022 to February 2023, features six composers from diverse backgrounds, including Scotland-based composers Amit Anand and Ben Lunn. The programme, managed by ABRSM Partnerships Manager and composer James Welburn, will “play a part in supporting the musical and career development of these composers. Whether they’re composing for accessible instruments such as the Clarion, for jazz ensembles or for a full children’s orchestra, we’re sure the composers will have a lot of fun along the way!”
For more information about the programme and details of the six composers, please visit the ABRSM website.