ENTER THE FANFARE COMPETITION!
Imagine hearing your music played by the Australian Youth Orchestra and broadcast at partner venues around Australia! If you are a budding composer or musician then the Fanfare Competition is an exciting opportunity for you.
The competition is open to young people aged 12-21 years. To compose a 30 second composition and submit a score and recording online. Eight selected participants will work with mentor composers Nicholas Vines and Lyle Chan to develop their ideas and then attend a live recording session with the Australian Youth Orchestra at Trackdown Studios.
The competition is looking for works that have ‘something to say’ and that 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 2020 Fanfare Competition will open in February 2020 with a deadline of 5pm, Monday 1 June 2020. Join the mailing list to keep informed on the deadlines.
Open Fanfare 2020 is new for 2020, seeing Artology partner with the Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to extend the opportunities for Fanfare entrants. In short, anyone entering Fanfare in 2020 will have the opportunity to be selected to have their composition performed at a special concert event at QPAC in September 2020 by the QYO. You will attend two intensive workshop sessions in Brisbane with mentor composers prior to the concert. More details soon.
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!
Artology’s Fanfare Competition is the winner of the 2016 Art Music Award for Excellence in Music Education.