The LSO is delighted to announce that applications are now open for two of our early-career composer schemes, LSO Jerwood Composer+ and LSO Soundhub. Read on to learn more and find out how to apply.
LSO Jerwood Composer+
From September 2018
The London Symphony Orchestra is pleased to support a second cohort of two composers through LSO Jerwood Composer+, with the continued support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
LSO Jerwood Composer+ supports composers in programming, planning and delivering two chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s including work of their own developed through the programme. Composers will gain entrepreneurial skills around programming for specific audiences, planning and organising events, marketing and budgeting, gaining knowledge and practical experience in how to establish and promote themselves professionally. Guidance and expertise will be provided by LSO staff and an external mentor. Composers will also access compositional workshops and masterclasses with other composers and LSO musicians, supporting the development of their own musical practice.
Two composers will be accepted onto the LSO Jerwood Composer+ scheme, which will run from September 2018 for up to 16 months. Applications are welcome from outstanding early-career composers of any musical background who would like to gain skills to support their professional development, work with world-class orchestral musicians and contribute to the concert programme for audiences at LSO St Luke’s. Applicants may not be in full time formal education or training.
Further information and application details are available on the LSO Jerwood Composer+ webpage. The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 18 July 2018.
From September 2018
Four composer Members
Applications open for the flagship LSO Soundhub composer programme, for its seventh year, thanks to generous funding from long-time London Symphony Orchestra supporter, Susie Thomson. Based at LSO St Luke’s, LSO Soundhub provides a flexible environment for composers to develop and showcase new work through exploration, collaboration and experimentation; and access to vital resources, state-of-the-art equipment and professional support. LSO Soundhub is a composer-led resource, responding directly to the needs of those using it.
We will offer up to four new members the opportunity to undertake projects with LSO musicians or independently, with membership for one year from September 2018, initially.
LSO Soundhub is open to UK-based composers who create music using any medium. Composers must demonstrate an active interest in, and some experience of, working with classical musicians. We are particularly interested in applications from underrepresented groups.
Further information and application details are available on the LSO Soundhub webpage. The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 18 July 2018.
Please note: Composers are welcome to apply for both programmes (if eligible), but if they are successful they will only be offered a place on one programme (to be decided by the LSO).