Applications for Composition Project 2024 (14-piece chamber ensemble) are now open.
WASO’s Composition Project offers young and emerging Western Australian composers the opportunity to develop their skills in a professional environment. Through a series of individual lessons, workshops and rehearsals, participants will compose a new work for a 14-piece chamber ensemble, performed by WASO musicians in front of a live audience at Perth Concert Hall. Participants are mentored both by James Ledger (Artistic Director), Olivia Davies (WASO Composer-in-Residence) and WASO musicians.
This project has helped previous participants successfully gain placement in national and international composition programs, post-graduate studies and secure professional commissions and residencies.
The program offers emerging composers currently studying at a tertiary institution or recently graduated (2022/2023) the opportunity to write a chamber work for WASO musicians. Throughout the project composers will develop their work in close collaboration with a WASO musicians, building knowledge of the professional commissioning process of working with a chamber ensemble and building skills in the live compositional workshop process.
Applications for Composition Project 2024 (14-piece chamber ensemble) are now open. The winner will get the opportunity to compose a new 3-minute piece of music for WASO’s mainstage education concert in 2025.
Please take note of the key fixed project dates that all participants will be required to attend:
Tuesday 27 February 2024 – Workshop 1, 10am-4pm
Tuesday 30 April 2024 – Workshop 2, 10am-4pm
Thursday 30 May 2024 – Workshop 3, 10am- 4pm
Thursday 13 June 2024 – Final Workshop, 2-4.30pm and Public Performance, 6-7pm
Applications close at 5PM – Friday 8 December 2023.
Application outcome will be communicated on Friday 15 December 2023.