Welcome to the 12th year of Adopt a Composer, run in partnership with Making Music, Sound and Music and in association with BBC Radio 3. This scheme pairs an amateur ensemble – ranging from choirs and orchestras, to fretted string orchestras and lever harp ensembles – with an emerging composer. They work together for a year and over this time collaborate to produce a new work for the ensemble to premiere.
It’s a unique opportunity for amateur musicians to work directly with a composer, become actively involved in the creative process and discover new music. The composer has the opportunity to form a close working relationship with the ensemble - with the time to respond to the groups personalities and interests; an opportunity not always possible in professional commissions.
Adopt a Composer is funded by PRS for Music Foundation and run by Making Music and Sound and Music. The works created through Adopt a Composer are performed and recorded by BBC Radio 3.