An Audience of Millions for Australia’s Young Composers

Clare Kenny
| March 14, 2017

Artology exists to develop the creative potential of Australia’s young people – and to exhibit their work for the world to see. Over the last few years, in partnership with the Sydney Opera House, Artology’s Fanfare Competition has helped young Australian composers showcase their work on a grand scale.

Young composers, aged 12-21, are invited to submit compositions of no more than 30 seconds in length. The talented finalists go on to workshop their compositions with Dr Nicholas Vines and have them recorded by members of the Australian Youth Orchestra. Their final fanfares are then used to replace the foyer bells and call audience members back to their seats.

A great number of people pass through the doors of the Sydney Opera House and various other cultural institutions around the country so the works of these young composers have been heard by literally millions of people. Winners of the 2017 Fanfare Competition will have their works played at venues around Australia in partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Perth Concert Hall and, of course, the Sydney Opera House.

In 2016, Artology’s Fanfare Competition was the winner of the Art Music Award for Excellence in Music Education.

Young composers interested in entering the 2017 competition have until Friday 26 May to submit their entry. Find out more and submit.

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