Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Fri, 2017-09-29

The 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters, jointly run by the Philip Bates Trust and Birmingham Conservatoire, is now open for entries.

Young composers from all over the UK are invited to enter the 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. Budding musicians between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit works in any style for one or two singers/vocalists and between two and five instrumental players. Works should have a duration of 6 to 12 minutes.The extended application deadline is Friday 29th September 2017 and short-listed entries will receive a public performance at the final on Tuesday 7th November, when the winning pieces will be chosen.

The competition offers three cash prizes, all donated by the Philip Bates Trust:

£300 adjudicated by Birmingham Conservatoire
£300 adjudicated by the Philip Bates Trust
£200 awarded by the audience.

Finalists will be announced by Friday 6th October. An opportunity will be given for one of the prize winning works to be performed again at A Touch of Basil in September 2018, a concert organised by the Philip Bates Trust.

Published date: 
19 Jul 2017