What is NAC?
NAC is a national programme of courses, workshops and
events for composers aged 16–19 and their teachers
What's it for?
To provide post-GCSE tuition for those who wish to continue composing
To support those teaching composition to the 16-19 age range.
To encourage a wide range of compositional styles
To encourage the growth of a new audience for contemporary music of the
How does it work?
INSET days give teachers the necessary skills for teaching post-GCSE composition
Project leaders (composers and performers) introduce the young composers
to the instruments they will be writing for, and offer starting points
for works. All participants receive the project Composition Kit
(click here for details)
Under the guidance of the project leaders, the participating composers
produce short works for the specified instruments.
These works are then rehearsed, performed and recorded by professional
musicians, with the composer and project leader present
What is the Composition Kit?
The Composition Kit pulls together elements from all the previous
New Adventures of Composition into a single book. This provides
an invaluable resource, both for those teaching 16–19 year olds,
and for the students themselves. Click here
for detailed information.
The Kit will be available from spnm in 2001 – if you want
to know more send us an email giving your name and address, and we will
contact you later in the year.
How can I get involved?
For more information contact us at .