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Picture Gallery Composer-in-Residence Scheme

This is a ground-breaking residency in which student composers from the Department of Music apply for the opportunity to have their musical responses to the Picture Gallery and some of its wonderful paintings performed by an invited ensemble each year.

This residency is a professional development programme for music creators of the Department of Music to receive specialist, industry-standard workshop sessions and tutorials, working collaboratively with invited artists, ensembles and tutors to create new works that are premiered as part of the International Concert Series. 

These new compositions are the result of a special collaboration between the College’s Art Collection Team and Nathan James Dearden, Lecturer in Music Composition, Conductor of the New Music Collective and Performance Manager at the Department of Music.

Applications are now open for its 2022-23 cohort. Please click here (link embedded) for more information and to apply. 

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Now in its sixth year, we set the task for six composers / music creators and six creative writers / poets to collaborate with the world-famous Choir of Royal Holloway on a series of short choral works relocating on the Picture Gallery and its collection.

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