Welsh opportunities for composers

Thee are some exciting musical opportunities on offer in Wales as Ty Cerdd extends successful CoDi scheme initiative.

Ty Cerdd
  The projects continue to try and help composers and music creators

Following awards from Arts Council of Wales, PRS Foundation and Youth Music, Ty Cerdd, the body that supports both professional and amateur music making in Wales, has announced an extension of its successful initiatives to help composers.

The CoDi Composer Pathway Scheme has been in pace for two and offers 30 paid development opportunities, alongside a range of professional development interventions.

Pathway schemes

'DIY' is a paid pathway for 10 music-creators of any genre (including five 18-25 year-olds) who have not accessed formal, post-school music education, whilst 'Experimental' is a paid opportunity for six composers, music-creators and sound-artists exploring experimental practice.

'Opera' offer the opportunity for six composers to work confidently with text and narrative, whilst 'NightMusic' sees three composers, selected from the 2020 cohort of BBC Composition: Wales, write new works for performance at St David's Hall's new-music series NightMusic.

In addition 'Interact', 'Forum' and 'Off-grid' look to connect composers to different musical genres such as digital workshop activity, whilst 'Adopt a Music-Creator' offers a paid opportunity to work with a leisure-time music group, in a new relationship with Making Music and Sound and Music.

'Mentors' offer four new paid pairings to match leading figures from the UK's contemporary music scene with Welsh composers whilst 'CPD Workshops' offer online training, development and networking.

This year our aim is to continue supporting our existing community — but also to reach out to new voices, particularly through DIY and Off-gridTy Cerdd Director, Deborah Keyser


Ty Cerdd Director, Deborah Keyser told 4BR: "We're delighted to be announcing this array of opportunities and support for composers and music-creators, particularly at a time when many livelihoods have been decimated by the impact of Covid-19.

The response of Welsh and Wales-based artists to CoDI's first two years has been exciting and elucidating for us — and has helped place artist-development at the centre of Ty Cerdd's work.

This year our aim is to continue supporting our existing community — but also to reach out to new voices, particularly through DIY and Off-grid. Wales has a wealth of extraordinary artists, and they're telling us they need this support."

Find out more

The closing date for the new initiatives is Tuesday 30th June.

To find out more go to: https://www.tycerdd.org/codi

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