Imagine hearing your music played by the Australian Youth Orchestra, or the Queensland, Sydney or Adelaide Youth Orchestras and broadcast at professional venues around Australia!
Fanfare is open to young people aged 12-21 years, to compose a 30-second composition and submit a score and recording online. The competition calls 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 Nicole Murphy to develop ideas and will either be selected for:
- Australian Youth Orchestra studio recording session
- Sydney Youth Orchestras concert and recording
- Queensland Youth Orchestras concert and recording
- Adelaide Youth Orchestras concert and recording
Submissions for the 2023 Fanfare Competition will open in February 2023 with a deadline of 5pm, Monday 5 June 2023.
Congratulations to everyone who entered in 2022. In no particular order the following composers have been selected to participate this year. Find out more on each composer here.
Hear from our 2022 Fanfare composers.