UK-based composers aged 18 to 30 are invited to apply for BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association, supported by Allianz Musical Insurance.

The position will offer one composer the opportunity to develop their compositional technique and experience in a year long association with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s world-renowned disabled-led ensemble, BSO Resound.

The young composer-in-association will benefit from professional mentorship from Alexander Campkin, the ensemble’s Composer-in-Residence, and receive a £500 bursary provided by Allianz Musical Insurance, BSO Resound’s supporting partner.

As well as composing for traditional instruments in the ensemble, the Young Composer-in-Association will have the chance to develop their skills in working with new instruments/Assistive Music Technology and learn about composing for an inclusive and accessible ensemble.

Campkin said: ‘This is an invaluable opportunity for a composer to gain experience working with this amazing ensemble. I feel that working with BSO Resound for the last year has really helped me to develop as a composer, so I would strongly recommend young composers to apply. The practical experience of working with professional musicians is immensely beneficial to a composer.’

To apply for BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association please provide the following to

  • CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested (approx. 300 words)
  • Examples of pieces of compositional work (digital scores, recordings, audio exports)

The BSO encourages applications from composers who would define themselves as disabled. The deadline for applications is Friday 10 May 2019 at 12pm.

Read about the experience of Lucy Hale, BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association for 2017/18 here. |