Oxford, United Kingdom

MidWinter Composers Course

when 2 January 2018 - 6 January 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC

Treat yourself to a gigantic creative boost with this intensive five-day course with a track record for taking composers onto an entirely new level, giving them the technical capacity and confidence to realise more ambitious musical ideas and projects.

This year’s composer tutor Andrew Toovey offers a friendly and supportive approach that nevertheless is challenging and deeply instructive. With a focus on string writing, composers are required to write for amateur strings as well as a professional string trio including Robin Michael , Ruth Gibson. One session each day is dedicated to writing as a composers’ ensemble.

CoMA composition 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 and Philip Cashian and Alasdair Nicholson.

There are a few bursaries for full time students.

Course leader

Andrew Toovey

Target group


Fee info

GBP 0: Student with bursary
GBP 0: Standard


Some student bursaries available