One of our most enduring and successful programs, the Composition Project provides young and emerging Western Australian composers with the opportunity to develop their skills in a professional orchestral environment. Through a series of individual lessons, workshops and rehearsals, participants compose a new work for 14-piece chamber ensemble, performed by WASO musicians in front of a live audience. Participants are mentored both by James Ledger (Artistic Director) 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 2020 Composition Project will involve a series of individual lessons, workshops, rehearsals and masterclasses with key dates being:
Introductory Meeting | Week Commencing Monday 30 March 2020
Orchestration Task Rehearsal | Tuesday 28 April 2020
Draft 1 Rehearsal | Wednesday 27 May 2020
Draft 2 Rehearsals | Friday 26 and Monday 29 June 2020
Draft 3 Rehearsal | Friday 17 July 2020
General Rehearsal and Final Showing | Monday 10 August 2020