Applications

APPLICATIONS 

The application process for membership of BML is currently open. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 24th January 2020. Please read the information below and complete the application form. Auditions for new members will be held in Central London on Saturday 8th February and Sunday 9th February. 

The first workshops of 2020 will take place in week commencing 24th February in Central London.

COMPOSER/LYRICIST WORKSHOP

The Composer/Lyricist workshop meets on a Wednesday evening from 6pm - 8pm in Central London.

The first workshop of 2019 will be on Wednesday 26th
 

Workshops run weekly throughout the year, except for weeks that include a public holiday.  The programme has a summer hiatus between July and August, with workshops resuming in September. The programme ends in November and overall there are  30 weekly workshops in 2020.
 

The Composer/Lyricist 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.  All applicants will be expected to meet the facilitators to discuss submissions during an audition on Saturday 8th February or Sunday 9th February. 

LIBRETTIST (BOOK WRITER) WORKSHOP

The Librettist workshop meets on a Tuesday evening from 6pm - 8pm in Central London.  The first workshop of 2019 will be on Tuesday 25th February


Workshops run weekly throughout the year, except for weeks that include a public holiday.  The programme has a summer hiatus between July and August, with workshops resuming in September. The programme ends in November and overall there are 30 weekly workshops in 2020.
 

The Composer/Lyricist 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.  All applicants will be expected to meet the facilitators to discuss submissions during an audition on Saturday 8th February or Sunday 9th February. 

 

 

FEES

For a year's membership of BML, the the fee is £400.  This amount is payable in full on 1st March 2020. 
 

A payment plan is also available to members, and the membership fee can be paid over 10 monthly instalments (March - December) by Direct Debit of £45 per month. 
 

Those in proven financial need may apply to the BML Board of Directors for a bursary.  The process to apply for a bursary is stringent, and bursaries are allocated at the discretion of the Board of Directors when BML's financial situation allows.  For more information on the bursary process email natasha@bookmusicandlyrics.com.  A successful bursary candidate will be expected to commit to the entire year’s programme and to contribute to the administration and running of the BML office by arrangement.

OTHER INFORMATION

Any writer from around the country who can fund their own transport is welcome to apply for membership of BML.


Disabled writers are also welcome.  We are not currently meeting in a fully accessible facility, nor do we currently have 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.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5pm ON FRIDAY 24th JANUARY 2020

Supported by Mercury Musical Developments

www.mercurymusicals.com

Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

www.prsformusicfoundation.com

Supported by the Noel Coward Foundation

www.noelcoward.org

supported by the Binks Trust

 

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Registered Charity Number ​1149333

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