MFY New Music Stage 2015

New Music at the National Festival: 5 - 9 July 2016

The NMS will celebrate music by some of the best, most diverse and talented young musicians from across the UK. Ten new works will be selected to be performed live to the public during a daily showcase at the Music for Youth National Festival and in some of the UK’s most iconic venues.

In addition, one of the final ten pieces will receive the first ever New Music Award (as part of the MFY National Partnership Awards) presented by Sound and Music, the national charity for New Music.

Who can take part?

Musicians, will be between 12 and 21, writing or creating their own music. This can be anything from song writing for their own indie band, to a new piece for a symphony orchestra.

We will also accept submissions from schools, organisations and groups on behalf of young musicians and writers. Performers should also be aged between 12 and 21.

For full details see the NMS Guidance.

What are we looking for?

Music for Youth want the showcase to represent the widest possible range of new music eg, jazz based groups using electronics/loop stations with singers. For full details see the NMS Guidance.

The application deadline for the New Music Showcase has now passed.

What happens next?

Music for Youth will contact successful applicants by FRIDAY 6 MAY 2016.

Music for Youth is grateful to Leeds College of Music for its generous support of the New Music Showcase.

Take a look at what the young composers thought about last year's event.

New Music Stage 2015 - Young composers have their say from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

Delivered in partnership with:
Sound and Music & Leeds College of Music