Fanfare Competition and the To Country programs ask young people aged 12-23 years to create a short composition (30-sec for Fanfare and 1-minute for To Country). Submit your score and sound file online for a chance to have your piece played by a real orchestra, and work with leading conductors and professional composers.
You’ll attend a live studio recording session with the Australian Youth Orchestra and have your piece broadcast at venues across Australia. Or your piece could be performed in concert with the Queensland Youth Orchestras, Sydney Youth Orchestras or Adelaide Youth Orchestras.
Additional mentorship prizes are offered! Create the sound design for an Australian Theatre for Young People production or work with Ben Loomes to create a soundscape for the tabletop gaming app Syrinscape.
The mentors for 2022 are Nicholas Vines, Lyle Chan, Christopher Sainsbury, Jessica Wells and Chrysoulla Markoulli.
Image credits: Mayu Kanamori