MidWinter Composers Course 2023
Treat yourself this New Year to a gigantic creative boost with CoMA’s intensive mid-winter five-day composition course. With a track record for taking composers onto an entirely new level, the course provides the technical capacity and confidence to realise more ambitious musical ideas and projects.
Alasdair Nicolson, a major UK composer will be in residence throughout, structuring the course, offering friendly and supportive advice to composers at all stages of their developments, advice that is nevertheless challenging and deeply instructive. With a focus on string writing, composers are required to write for amateur strings as well as for a professional string trio. One session each day is dedicated to writing as a composers’ ensemble.
CoMA course participants have variously described the course as providing an ‘amazing time’, offering ‘great feedback’ and ‘unique opportunities for collaboration’, and as an ‘inspiring’ way to kick off the New Year. Past composition tutors have included Tansy Davies, Gerald Barry, Sally Beamish, Philip Cashian, Alasdair Nicolson and Andrew Toovey.