The next intake for composers, lyricists and librettists will be in March 2013. Applications will be accepted between 1 January and 23 February. 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 email to express your interest.
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 concession.
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 2012, the workshops were held at St. Georges’ Bloomsbury (Composer/ Lyricist workshops) and the RADA Studios (Librettist workshop) with the following schedule:
First year Composer/Lyricist: Mondays 3:30-5:30pm
Second Year Composer/Lyricist: Mondays 6-8pm
Librettist: Tuesdays 6-8pm
The 2013 schedule will be announced in February.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07896 319 177.