The Adopt a Composer project matches leisure time choirs, bands, orchestras and ensembles with a composer for a year, leading to a first performance, a recording and a possible broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to première, while the group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are roughly around ten minutes long and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule.

Applications for 2019/20 are now open for groups and composers.  

The closing date for composer applications is 5pm, Monday 17 June.

The closing date for group applications is 5pm, Monday 1 July.