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! If you are a budding composer or musician then the Fanfare Competition is an exciting opportunity for you.
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. Selected participants will work 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 at Trackdown Studios and your piece will be broadcast at professional venues across Australia
- Queensland Youth Chamber Orchestra concert event at the Old Museum, Bowen Hills.
- Sydney Youth Orchestras concert event at the Vebrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
- Additional opportunities of 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.
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. Entries for the 2021 Fanfare Competition are now closed. Join the mailing list to stay up-to-date. The Competition will reopen in February 2022.
Artology’s Fanfare Competition is the winner of the 2016 Art Music Award for Excellence in Music Education.
Thank you for allowing us to be involved in the launch yesterday. It was a great day for Hannah and her family and certainly we were proud of Hannah and her achievements. Belmont High School will be promoting your program and encouraging other students to get involved. This program is amazing and you should be rightly proud of the achievements gained by all participants. The students have had an opportunity that others would only dream of. The rewards for the students are obvious but I think that the program will benefit as these young people might become mentors to others in the program as the years go by.
Thanks for inviting us to the Fanfare event today. It’s the type of initiative that I love. Knowing nothing about music I find it astonishing that those pieces were created by such young composers. It’s a really clever way of showcasing the extraordinary talent of young people in an environment we associate with artistic excellence. Just brilliant.
What an opportunity to develop the art and love of music!
Definitely a great initiative and opportunity – demonstrates support from a major Arts Institution.
Amazed by the quality and style for the age. It’s an incredible opportunity and opening for the youths.
Any opportunity for using creativity to support learning is to be valued.
The competition I believe will inspire many music teachers to encourage the development of music in Australia.
The works are of very high standard and will be a refreshing change from the usual beeping.
Congratulations on this innovative initiative! With your superb publicity, news of this should spreads far and wide, and that perhaps all cue bells throughout the land, will soon be replaced with similarly inspirational sounds!
Andrew is excited to be part of the 2021 Fanfare Competition. I am also thrilled to learn that Andrew’s composition will be workshopped and presented by SYO. This will be a valuable fun learning experience for my boy to continue his musical journey working with conductors, musicians, and music educators, etc. I have passed on this good news to St George Christian School where Andrew is currently studying as a Year 7 student. The school is very supportive, and they published an e-news last June to share with the school community.
Thank you so much for the amazing opportunities you create for students. You have such a wonderful and inspiring program!