The next intake for composers, lyricists and librettists will be in March 2014. Applications will be accepted between 1 December 2013 and 1 February 2014. Please refer to the ‘Updates’ section of this site closer to the date for further bulletins.
APPLYING: FIRST YEAR COMPOSER/ LYRICIST WORKSHOP
The workshop will accept between 20 and 30 members. You may apply as a composer, a lyricist or a composer/lyricist. Most composer/lyricists are encouraged to practice only the field in which they are stronger. Please submit a CV and mp3s and lyric sheets
for 2-3 contrasting songs (ballads, comedy, musical scenes, etc) with some indication of their dramatic context. If you are applying as a potential lyricist, you may submit lyrics only. All applicants will be expected to audition for the facilitators.
APPLYING: LIBRETTIST WORKSHOP
The workshop will accept between 6-10 new members to the group. Please submit a CV and 2 scenes of up to 10 pages each in length, one of which should be comedic (this is not to mean that they have to be ‘laugh-out-loud funny’) and the other a contrast to this. Interviews may follow.
APPLYING: CHOREOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP
Please send a CV to express your interest, and we will set up an interview.
For the Composer/Lyricists' workshop: Each successful candidate will be expected to commit to the entire year’s programme. The fee structure for 2013 is £160 for each 16 week term. For those in proven financial need, it is possible to apply to the BML board for a bursary.
For the Choreographers' workshop: Please contact David James (below) for details on fee structure.
OTHER INFORMATION AND CRITERIA
Any writer or composer from around the country, who can fund his or her own transport, is welcome to apply.
Disabled writers are also welcome. We are not currently meeting in a fully accessible facility, nor do we have, at this point, the funding to guarantee signers or support workers. However, we will be happy to make accommodations and raise additional funds for these needs as necessary, so please feel free to apply.
In 2013, the workshops are held at St. Georges’ Bloomsbury (Composer/ Lyricist workshops) and the RADA Studios (Librettist workshop). Contact hours are weekly for a two-hour session. The Choreographers' workshop is held at the Musical Theatre Academy and runs in blocks of weekly sessions across the year.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07896 319 177.