Lyle Chan, Annika Ganesh (Age 12, SA) and Nicholas Vines

FREE Q&A Composition Writing Session | Register Today!

Hello Friends,

Would you like orchestral composition tips from our mentors on getting started with your Fanfare or To Country composition?

Register for our FREE Online Q&A Session

Only one month to go to enter Artology’s music programs! Now’s the time to talk to our mentors on how to make your orchestral composition stand out before you finalise and submit your entry. Register for our free online Q&A Session on Saturday 14 May, 10am. Our mentors will offer advice on your composition. If you’ve already started composing your piece you can play it, share screens and ask questions. If you haven’t started get your ideas by attending this Q&A. If you can’t attend you are welcome to email your queries. Registration is essential, please complete the form.

Submission deadline is Monday 6 June 2022

Fanfare and To Country asks young people aged 12-23 years to create a short composition (30-sec for Fanfare and 1-minute for To Country). Submit your score and a sound file online. You could be selected to have their piece played by a real orchestra, work with leading conductors, professional composers:

  1. Attend a live studio recording with the Australian Youth Orchestra and have your piece broadcast at renowned venues across Australia.
  2. Performed in concert with the Queensland Youth Orchestras, Sydney Youth Orchestras or Adelaide Youth Orchestras.

Plus two additional mentorships:

  1. Create the sound design for an Australian Theatre for Young People production.
  2. Or work with Ben Loomes to create a soundscape for the table top gaming app Syrinscape and have people around the world download it!

The mentors for 2022 are Nicholas Vines, Lyle Chan, Christopher Sainsbury, Jessica Wells and Chrysoulla Markoulli.

How do I start my composition?

Listen to lots of music. Start writing down your ideas. Create a simple rhythm and build in harmonies. Select your instruments. There are lots of free musical platforms and notation software to help you get started. If you need help with orchestration check out our Orchestration resource.