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There are many opportunities to get creative and compose your own lyrics, songs, melodies or whole symphonies if you wish.  Here are some great opportunities for young composers and lyricists to get involved with.


Superheroes and Villains Composition Competition

Young Composers get composing........

GM is encouraging young composers to get creative and to create a new theme tune for a super hero of their choice.

On Saturday 7th March 2020, GM will be holding its’ Spring 'GM Presents Concert' at the Cheltenham Town Hall.  There will be a whole day of music making based on the theme of Superheroes and Villains.  

Successful composers will get to hear their theme tune performed by one of our youth groups.  These will also be recorded and entered into a national festival called Music for Youth.  


1-2-1 composing tuition is available at Brookfield Music Centre, please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange.

Rules & Regs

  1. Use an existing Superhero or Villain as your inspiration or create your own.
  2. The competition is available for young composers up to the age of 21.
  3. Compose a theme tune of no less than 1 minute and no more than 3 minutes.
  4. Make sure your melody is new and your own work. 
  5. You are free to compose your theme tune for either a Jazz Band, Orchestra, String Ensemble, or Wind Band.  Alternatively you can write it for your own combination of players as long as you are confident that you (and your friends) will be able to perform this, if chosen, on Saturday 7th March and that you are all under the age of 21. 
  6. Avoid adding a lyric to the theme unless you are performing this yourself. 
  7. GM will choose the winning theme tunes (there may be more than one chosen) and inform the lucky winners by Friday 10th January.
  8. Your entry must be sent to us by Monday 6th January 2020.
  9. Please send entries via email to glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk as either a YouTube or mp3 recording or as a written score in PDF format.  

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