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 BBC Proms Inspire
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 24 May 2018
Date Posted: 08 February 2018
Details: Now in its twentieth year, the BBC Proms Inspire scheme provides 12-18 year olds with a friendly environment to share ideas, meet like-minded composers and develop their musical creativity, while working alongside some of the UK’s top composers and musicians. If you are 12-18 years old and want to make your own music, read on to find out how to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme and enter the BBC Proms Inspire Competition.

The 2018 Inspire Competition is now open for entries until 5pm, Thursday 24 May 2018.

What is the BBC Proms Inspire Competition 2018?

“BBC Inspire is a brilliant scheme which invites young composers of all ages and abilities to get involved, no matter what genre or genres you write in. There are great workshop days with professional musicians at the top of their game, as well as the BBC Proms Inspire Competition. In my two years' judging the competition, I've been hugely impressed by the range and excellent standard of the entries.” Kerry Andrew, Inspire Competition judge 2018

Now in its twentieth year, the BBC Proms Inspire Competition continues to provide what most composers only dream of; the chance to have your music performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Not only this, winners also receive a BBC commission for a high-profile performance and are mentored throughout the process by a professional composer.

We are looking for music that is original, unique and inspiring. It can be completely innovative or can use the music and ideas of the past to inspire new and exciting pieces of music. There are no restrictions on the type of music you can enter – whatever your style and inspiration, we want to hear it!

What are the prizes?
• Winners are given the opportunity to have their work performed at the BBC Proms by professional musicians and broadcast on Radio 3.
• Winners also receive a BBC commission and are mentored by a professional composer. Previous winners have written for members of Aurora Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers for performances at the Last Night of the Proms, BBC Maida Vale Studios and Radio 3 live broadcasts.
• Highly commended and shortlisted composers have access to exclusive Inspire projects.
• All entrants receive priority booking to Inspire workshops during the Proms season.

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