The Metropolitan Orchestra’s Composer Development Program gives eight NSW composers not yet established, the rare opportunity to collaborate with professional musicians and conductor in three unique stages spanning four and a half months, culminating in a recorded orchestral workshop.
The program will allow participants to firstly review and prepare their scores with conductor prior to a workshop with small ensemble comprising principal players of TMO.
After receiving verbal and written feedback, as well as receiving their parts marked with corrections and observations to assist with further edits, four composers will be selected to further workshop their piece with full symphony orchestra, receiving a recording of their composition.
This is an unique opportunity for composers to extensively workshop and develop their composition and overall craft within a professional context.
In addition to the invaluable nature of the workshop itself, one or more pieces will be selected for inclusion in The Metropolitan Orchestra’s flagship MET CONCERT series in 2018 and one composer may receive a COMMISSION from TMO to write a new work for the 2019 season.
Furthermore, following the program, TMO will create and distribute a package consisting the recording and score of each finalists’ work to other Australian orchestras, introducing these new works for potential programming.