There are so few opportunities for emerging composers, and so little support for them when they make the first difficult steps of their careers. Without the chance to work with professional ensembles, or to showcase their work, many talented composers fail to bridge the gap between training and professional practice.
Sound and Music are the national charity for new music, and we are committed to supporting emerging composers through a range of fantastic residency programmes, commissioning opportunities and mentoring.
We have placed emerging composers in long-term, meaningful residencies with the likes of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Southbank Centre. Our programme is supporting the next generation of great composers, but we need your help.
Raising funds for artist development has never been harder. You can directly support the next generation by donating to Sound and Music. You can make a difference to the career of a fantastically talented emerging composer, who might otherwise never have the chance to shine.