Are you an aspiring young musician aged 14-18 with a passion for classical music? Do you want to develop your skills in composition, instrumentation and arranging?
In conjunction with the International Concert Series at St David’s Hall, Arts Active is offering an invaluable opportunity to learn from and work alongside professional composers and highly experienced instrumentalists from Wales.
The Young Composers scheme consists of monthly composition workshops in St David’s Hall, in which you will be guided and given tuition in writing for a classical ensemble, and hear your compositions tried out loud by the musicians.
The scheme is FREE and will end in a final showcase of your works-in-progress or final pieces where they will be recorded, editted and sent out to you to keep.
This is an exciting opportunity that will look great on further education applications and will be of particular benefit if you are building a portfolio of work for School or university.
This Spring you will have the oppertunity to work with a trio made up of Double Bass, Piano and Alto Saxophone. Guiding you through this process will be Ashley John Long. During the course you will discover the sound worlds of the different instruments while discovering their cababilities and limitations in order to create your own composition.
Past courses: Writing for Orchestral Percussion, Wind Quintet, String Quartet, Brass Quintet, Composing for a purpose: Education, Theatre, Film & Game, Trio of Harp, Viola and Flute
Past Composers: Peter Reynolds, Max Davies, Adrian Hull, James Williams, Helen Woods, Rob Westwood, Harriet Riley, Molly Lopresti Richards & Tess Tyler