Website links young composers might find handy:

General help and advice:

http://soundandmusic.org/youngcomposerstoolkit – If you’re interested in composing and under 25 then this toolkit is for you. This toolkit is designed to help you find events, competitions, advice, videos and more to help develop your composing skills.

http://www.composerssite.com/ – The final say in composition competitions on the internet. Here you can find competitions, commissions and residencies for pretty much any age or stage of career.

http://www.howmusicworks.org/ – Music Theory help

https://www.youtube.com/user/musictheoryguy – Music Theory tutorials on YouTube

Composing Opportunities:

http://www.soundandmusic.org/summerschool – The Sound and Music Summer School is the only UK residential course of its kind for young composers and an inspiring and intensive week full of collaboration, fun, learning and creativity.

http://www.mfy.org.uk/ – Music for Youth is a national festival of young music making, who this year launched a new section for composers called ‘New Music Stage’.

http://www.bcmg.org.uk/ – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group are a professional ensemble that specialise in playing the works of the last hundred years, especially living composers. They run several schemes and projects for young composers, so get involved!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4mY3MbSJ5G2LvSbzZPbc85G/bbc-proms-inspire-scheme – A three-stage project run by the BBC as part of the Proms. Includes Inspire Labs (workshop days), a composition competition and a series of workshops and events during the Proms themselves.

Concerts and new music:

http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite – Cheap tickets to Town Hall/Symphony Hall events for young people!

Film Music Advice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSAF9_ZHjfcHollywood Composer Roundtable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyLDTvAePGo&list=PLq36i-6lDP1xS2D9fYiaw8Ase9mCdXDsy – Creating Realistic Mock-ups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85MVqiAZ7sw – EQ Techniques 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUaC30KhnYY – Interview with Lorne Balfe

 

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