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Calling Young Composers 

Young Composers Workshop

To be held at Churchill College, Cambridge

Thursday 27 July 2023, 11am-5pm

Run in collaboration with Cambridge Youth Music this workshop for young composers aged 21 and under provides the opportunity to have your composition workshopped and performed by members of the Phaedra Ensemble, with individual feedback provided by both the players and composer Ewan Campbell.

The workshop will form part of the 2023 Cambridge Summer Music Festival and will be open to the public. The day will end with a celebratory performance of all the pieces at 5pm. 

How to apply 

  • To apply to take part, email an example of one of your compositions (which can be for any combination of instruments), together with a completed application form (Download Word file / PDF) to:
    Clare Gilmour (Secretary of Cambridge Youth Music): clare.gilmour2@gmail.com

Requirements for compositions to be workshopped
Those taking part will be asked to compose a piece for violin, bass clarinet and piano. All three instruments must be used and the performance length should not exceed 3 minutes. 

Composers can live anywhere, but must undertake to attend the workshop in Cambridge on Thursday 27 July. Participants will be asked to contribute £20 towards the costs of running the event.

Deadline to submit compositions: Sunday 16 July

Help spread the word
Please share details of this opportunity with any young people you think might be interested.

Further information
If you have any questions please contact Clare Gilmour, Secretary of Cambridge Youth Music: clare.gilmour2@gmail.com; 07776 257 300.