2023 Young Composers Project

ASME XXIV National Young Composers Project, 3-5 July, Sydney

Submission deadline Monday May 15 2023

As part of the 2023 ASME Conference in Sydney, student composers are invited to submit a composition to ASME Vic. One student composer will be selected to travel to the 2023 Conference in Sydney, to participate in a series of composition workshops with Holly Harrison and Ensemble Offspring, as well as attend some of the conference sessions.

Compositions will be:

  • for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano
  • performed by Ensemble Offspring
  • 4-6 minutes in length
  • embrace the conference theme Music Unleashed

All student compositions will be performed by Ensemble Offspring during the Young Composers Concert on Wednesday, July 5.

The deadline for submission is Monday 15 May 2023. Young composers are to email a short online entry form, pdf versions of the full score and parts of the composition, along with an mp3 recording. Midi versions are fine, and you can submit recordings with live instruments if you wish.

The selected student should be either in the last 2 years of high school or the first 2 years of an undergraduate course. The cost of students attending the conference, including registration, airfares, and accommodation, will be covered by ASME Vic. Any student under 18 at the time of the conference, must have an accompanying adult, who will travel at their own expense.

Victorian Entry Form YCP Entry form

Printable POSTER here

Holly Harrison will be the ASME YCP Mentor for 2023 Holly Harrison Website

Ensemble Offspring will be the group who will perform your original piece if you are the winning entrant for Victoria https://ensembleoffspring.com

Past ASME Young Composer Projects The ASME Young Composer Project has a long history of encouraging Young Composers. See link to the Young Composer Concert at the 2021 ASME National Conference in Tasmania ASME XXIII Young Composers Concert

Here is an interview with past winners of the YCP project https://youtu.be/D5MQXFcIrUI

For more information, contact asmevic@asme.edu.au with the subject heading Young Composers Project.