Imagine hearing your music played by the Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestras or the Sydney Youth Orchestras and broadcast at professional venues around Australia!
The Fanfare Competition is open to young people aged 12-21 years, to compose a 30-second composition and submit a score and recording online. The competition is looking for compositions that have ‘something to say’ and draw attention. You don’t need to have a strong musical background – your work just needs to draw attention for the intended use of cueing audiences to take their seats at performance venues.
Selected participants will workshop their Fanfares with mentor composers Nicholas Vines, Lyle Chan, Jessica Wells and Chrysoulla Markoulli to develop ideas and will either be selected for:
- Australian Youth Orchestra live recording session
- Sydney Youth Orchestras concert
- Queensland Youth Orchestras concert
- Adelaide Youth Orchestras workshop
Additional opportunities: Two people selected to either create the sound design for an Australian Theatre for Young People or create a soundscape for tabletop gaming app Syrinscape.
Submissions for the 2022 Fanfare Competition are OPEN. The deadline is Monday 6 June 2022, 5pm. To enter complete the submission form, here.
Hear from our 2020 Fanfare composers.