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Composition Competition

This is the second year of KCLSO's Composition Competition. The aim of this competition is to provide composers at King's with the opportunity to have their composition performed by a full orchestra. The winner of this competition will have their composition performed by KCLSO in a future concert.



Please register your interest by Sunday 26 February 2023 here:

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 12 March 2023. Please email them to 

Shortlisted compositions will be workshopped by the whole orchestra on Sunday 2nd April 2023, unless otherwise specified.


Please present us with an orchestral piece which is 5-7 minutes long.

- Instrumentation - please write with the orchestra in mind, and we will do our best to accommodate

- Please state the duration and instrumentation when submitting your composition.

We may be able to offer applicants a composition tutoring session, or written feedback, hosted by a PhD student/ lecturer in Composition within the KCL Music Department. Please indicate via our form if you are willing for us to pass on your email address to the Music Department, should this opportunity arise.

* If selected, and where possible, please provide the orchestra with playable copies for this workshop. Otherwise, please indicate in advance, via email, that you require us to print our own copies. *

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