Composition, Alternative Performance & Performance Art (CAPPA)
13 – 24 September 2020
Larry Goves composer & course director • Lori Freedman clarinettist, improvisor & composer • Trond Reinholdtsen composer • Aside: Meriel Price saxophonist, visual artist, composer, director & Johann Michael Schneider actor, director • Kathryn Williams flautist & composer • Jessica Aszodi singer & composer • Members of The House of Bedlam: Tom McKinney guitars, Carl Raven saxophones & clarinets, Stephanie Tress cello
Led by leading figures in contemporary music with interest and practice overlapping with experimental performance art, this course broadens the perspectives of open-minded composers and performers. Rather than dividing participants into categories, it seeks only to encourage the creation of new works.
Larry Goves, course director, shares these thoughts with potential applicants:
2018 course concert
See what participants produced at the first CAPPA course.
Final Concert: 24 September 2020
For this course, we accept applications from musicians who are interested in creating new works.
Apply for the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Who can apply
We look for outstanding emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, composers and conductors who are at the start of their career and who are looking for exciting opportunities to further develop their skills and broaden their horizons. There is no formal upper age limit, but we expect that most Young Artists will be over 18 years old and will be either current students or recent graduates of a major music performance, conducting or composition degree course, orchestral academies or opera studios.
Our online applications are subject to an application fee, which covers the cost of a specialist panel of top performers and teachers assessing each audition and the administration cost of running our audition platform:
- 4 – 21 Oct 2019 £25
- 22 Oct – 4 Nov £35
Deadlines & Results
Application deadline for all courses in 2020: 4pm Monday 4 November 2019
Results for these courses will be sent out by Friday 28 February 2020.
Application deadline for Chamber Music in Residence & Chamber Music Lab 2021: 4pm Monday 6 April 2020
Results for these courses will be sent out by Friday 29 May 2020.