ROH Fanfare 2018 Competition

ROH Fanfare 2018 Competition

Calling young composers!

The Royal Opera House is working with secondary students to compose a short fanfare. Fanfare is a creative composition opportunity for students aged between 11 and 18.

Follow a series of challenges to devise your own fanfare, listen to some extraordinary repertoire from the forthcoming season and learn to write for an ensemble of professional musicians.

Winning entrants will be invited to the Royal Opera House to workshop their compositions with composer/educator Steven Berryman and musicians from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. They will return a few weeks later with their refined works to hear their music come to life played by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the direction of Music Director and conductor Sir Antonio Pappano.

The winning fanfares will be recorded and used to call our audiences into the performances every night of the following season.

We encourage you to study the short excerpts of musical ideas provided and come up with an original, creative piece which would be suitable as an attention-grabbing fanfare.

You can find further information here

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