Advanced Composition ONLINE

Advanced Composition ONLINE

Friday 17th July 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reserve Space(s)

Musicfest Aberystwyth Advanced ONLINE Composition Course, for composers of postgraduate or early professional level, co-directed by Arlene Sierra (Cardiff University) and Kenneth Hesketh (Royal College of Music).

The course will consist of a Masterclass for all participating student composers with Profs Sierra and Hesketh, followed by workshops with renowned soloists Eric Lamb (flute/piccolo), Heather Roche (bass clarinet), and Joseph Spooner (cello) supervised by the course directors. Students choose which workshops they participate in, and will receive feedback on their work and as well as a recording for each workshopped piece.

Additionally there will be an option to join the Conductor-Composer seminar, where conductor Toby Purser will discuss submitted ensemble and orchestral works from a conducting standpoint, offering feedback to participating composers.

Application deadline is July 10th. Early application is advised as places are limited to five students per instrumental workshop. Participating composers will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis until workshop places are filled. Full details will be sent on acceptance. All participating students must attend the opening masterclass before attending their selected workshop(s).

Participants are selected by CV and portfolio comprised of two scores (one for solo instrument), with at least one audio recording.


Composition masterclass plus one workshop £250; plus two workshops £400; plus three workshops: £550; Conductor-Composer seminar £25

  1. July 17th 2020 – Composition masterclass with all participants
  2. July 31st 2020 – Bass clarinet workshop with Heather Roche.
  3. August 4th 2020 – flute/Piccolo workshop with Eric Lamb.
  4. August 7th 2020 – cello workshop with Joseph Spooner


5. Date TBC – Seminar on ensemble and orchestral works with conductor Toby Purser

Request a space on this course below. This will book you on the course and then please email me at  to let me know your requirements.

Request a space on this course

You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.

If you are booking more than one place, you will need to fill in application details for each potential student. Mandatory fields are marked with *

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard £250.00

Date(s) - Friday 17th July 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm