All of our previous composition competitions.
In 2018 to 2019, our third annual composition project for secondary school pupils celebrates the rich heritage of Gothic Horror. This year’s competition stimuli includes literature, film and a still image.
The compositions of all the nominated finalists were adjudicated by composer and alumnus Benjamin Till and announced at an awards night on 15 January 2019.
Film clips as a stimulus for composition:
Literary and visual stimuli for composition:
In 2017 to 2018, our second Film Music composition project for secondary school pupils celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic and focuses on writing music to go with films representing the Polar Regions.
The compositions of all the nominated finalists were adjudicated by film music composer Barry Russell, who provided written feedback for each of the young composers. These are the winning entries in the 2018 competition.
Inspired by the Imperial War Museum’s commissioning of a contemporary film score by the composer Laura Rossi for the 90th anniversary of the making of the ‘Battle of the Somme’ film, entrants from three age categories were asked to select and compose a score to one of three archive clips provided by the Imperial War Museum.
Jak – Kettering Buccleuch Academy
Penelope Tollervey – Sponne School
Matt Kingston – Northampton School for Girls
Three film clips were offered as a stimulus for the competition: