In addition to the chance of hearing your music come to life, spnm can offer you, the composer, a menu of activity which is designed to assist you on the road to success.

Each year composers from all over the UK of any age are invited to submit pieces to the spnm reading panel. This year shortlisted composers can elect to take advantage of the training activity which is offered over and above the chance of performance. The ever-widening field of arts education provides a plethora of ideal opportunities for composers of all genres and styles.

All scores will continue to be read anonymously but if you elect for some added value you will be asked for more information about yourself and your work. In this way we can assemble a list of pieces as well as a list of people!

What we offer

Public performances

Interaction with perfomers

Opportunity to meet other composers

Practical training forums, courses, seminars and resources for all composers. These training programmes will be an integral part of spnm's artistic programme with a view to broadening the resource base of composers in education

Professional advice and tuition

Introduction to new technology - for performance and score production

Introductions to the commercial world - jingle writing, meet the arrangers, how to earn money!

Seminars on self promotion, publishing and presentation

New spnm opportunities for composers appear regularly – keep an eye on our Opportunities page!

If you wish to submit works to the reading panel please take advantage of the following free advice : spnm guidelines on preparing scores and parts.

general guidelines on preparation of score and parts

the latest opportunities