You are eligible to submit a composition for 2018 – 19 if:

  • You are under the age of 23yrs on 1 September 2019
  • You are in full time education or have a permanent residential address in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire

We can offer the following support to anyone interested in taking part:

Introductory Presentations

Our Resident Ensemble, The Hermes Experiment will introduce their instruments, provide guidance on writing for them and, with composer Lynne Plowman, explore different approaches to writing a piece for piano trio. There will be three presentations take place from 17 – 21 September 2018

Composer in Residence Scheme

During October – December, Lynne will visit schools that have signed up to our Composer Residency scheme and deliver two composition workshops at each school.

Individual Tutorials

Anyone interested in submitting a composition (regardless of whether they have attended the September presentations or autumn workshops) can apply for an individual tutorial with Lynne to discuss and refine their piece in detail. These will take place during January – February 2019.

If you would like to apply for a tutorial please download the application form below and submit it by post or email to

The deadline for applications for a tutorial is Friday 14 December 2018.

Deadline for Submissions

Compositions can be submitted either as pdfs or hard copies. Copies of the full score and each individual part along with the submission form should be sent by post or email to Helen McNabb

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 20 February 2019.

School Showcases

The submitted compositions will be performed at a series of school showcases taking place during the week beginning 2 April 2019.

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