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East Anglian Young Composers Competition 2020
Deadline for entries: 30 October


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Cambridge Music Education Outreach

Aldeburgh Young Musicians

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Dame Evelyn Glennie

Julian Lloyd Webber



Entries are invited for our annual East Anglian Young Composer Competition, now in its 15th year. The competition is open to all those aged 18 and under living or attending school in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

All entries are played and workshopped at the Finals by professional musicians with the composers receiving individual advice and feedback. A selection of the pieces will be performed at a public concert.

Find out more and download the entry form here!




Urgent: Please support our work with young composers

Cambridge Youth Music urgently needs your help to ensure we can continue to provide vital support for young composers. The Covid pandemic has badly affected our ability to gain funding for our annual composing competition and the practical help and composing guidance we provide for young people.

We face the real prospect that this will be the last year in which we can run our composing workshops, provide expert feedback and give young people the opportunity to hear their compositions performed by professional musicians.

Please help us to continue. We would be particularly grateful if you would consider making a regular donation, but any contribution – large or small – is welcome in order to secure our future.





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