Composition

This year’s composition classes are designed to stimulate new composers of all ages offering opportunities to exhibit new works in the presence of a wide audience and win fabulous prizes. Each competition class will provide a platform where musicians can learn about styles and techniques of composition and discover new directions through listening to other competitors.

Public performance, adjudication and prize giving will take place on Thursday 9th May. All participants will be notified in writing with specific information relating to their entry shortly after the closing date. If an occasion arises when a competitor is known to the Adjudicator, an independent, professional musician will be invited to choose the winners.

Information and Rules of Entry

Compositions can be performed live or a CD recording provided on the day of adjudication. All compositions must be presented with a commentary to introduce the piece prior to its performance. Book prizes from The Music Master Publications Ltd will be awarded to the winners of each category, and an overall winner will be chosen to receive the title of ‘North London Festival Best Composer’ and will be presented with a certificate and trophy during the end of festival concert on Saturday 25th May 2019. To be eligible for the composition competitions, pieces must be composed using the fifteen Starting Points for Composition; these are available by clicking on the link in the bottom box on the right-hand side of this page .

The timings below refer to the maximum length of performance including the commentary presentation.

The closing date for composition entries is Friday 19th April 2019.

For further information please also contact the Composition Section Secretary:
Graham Bennett
Tel: 01296 623 351
Email: composition@northlondonfestival.org.uk

One form should be used for each competitor/group/choir/etc., listing all the classes to be entered in any ONE SECTION. A separate entry form must be used for each Section of the Festival entered. Once you have submitted the form, you will need to transfer the total amount due to our bank account. Our bank details are displayed at the bottom of this form. Closing dates for entries are clearly marked at the top of each section of the syllabus.








Please, add only the entries you need.

Entry 1











Title and Composer
Author of Piece to be Performed





Entry 2

















Entry 3

















Entry 4

















Entry 5

















Entry 6

















* see syllabus for fees applicable to each class

Declaration by person filling in the Entry Form

  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the North London Festival as set out in the Syllabus and accept responsibility for the above named entrant(s).
  • Yes, I agree I/We also agree to allow Festival officials or the local Press to take photographs solely for Festival publicity purposes.
  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to deposit the total amount into North London Festival bank account within the next 48 hours. (If we do not receive full payment, we will be unable to process your application)
  • Official Accompanist: Do you wish to use an Official Accompanist?

  • NOTE: YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE REFERENCED WITH CLASS No. AND COMPETITORS NAME

Bank details

Bank Name: CAF Bank

Account name - North London Music Festival

Account number - 00014585

Sort Code 40 - 52 - 40

REF: Add your class number and competitors name

Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Add more competitors
Remove Competitor
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Class fee