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Fanfare Artology Competition

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Fanfare - An Artology, Sydney Opera House and Australian Youth Orchestra Project

The Sydney Opera House Fanfare competition invites composers aged 12 to 21 to create a 30-second piece of music – a fanfare.

A fanfare is a short piece of music typically played by trumpets, cornets, French horns or other brass instruments and is often accompanied by percussion. It is intended for important social purposes, exclamations of significant activities during an event or to precede announcements to gain the attention of the audience. Musical works themselves often begin, transition, or end with fanfares or fanfare-like themes.

Eight young composers will have the opportunity to workshop their compositions with the Australian Youth Orchestra and renowned Australian composer Nicholas Vines. Each of the selected compositions will be recorded for use in the Opera House theatre foyers to call patrons to their seats.

Age limit
: 12 – 21 years of age
Deadline for submissions: Monday 26 May 2014

For more details, terms and conditions, and to complete an application form visit the Artology website.

Fanfare. A Learning and Participation project originally created by Royal Opera House, London.



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