If you’re at Secondary School or College

We’d like to hear your music and we’d like to know how we can help you with it

If you’re a Wiltshire teenager interested in participating in this opportunity, here’s a tailored guide for you:

Step 1: Choose Your Original Piece

Select a piece of music that you have written, either independently or collaboratively with others. This can be in the form of a recording, a video, a TikTok, a musical score, or a graphic representation.

Step 2: Reflect Your Creative Style

Ensure that your chosen piece authentically reflects your creative style. Whether it’s in the lyrics, melody, or overall presentation, make it a true representation of your artistic expression.

Step 3: Address the Themes

Consider addressing one or more of the provided themes in your music (but you don’t have to!):

      • Being a teenager in your local area
      • Embracing individuality or diversity
      • Exploring relationships or friendships
      • The Climate Crisis
      • Promoting mental health & wellbeing
      • Creating new music or songs inspired by the seasons

Step 4: Complete the Short Questionnaire

Take the time to share insights into your creative process and preferences by completing the short questionnaire. This will help organisers understand more about your inspirations and what kind of support would benefit you in your musical journey.

Step 5: Submit Your Entry

Send in your submission along with the completed questionnaire. Don’t be overly concerned about perfection; the focus is on expressing yourself. Whether it’s a video, audio recording, or written score, make sure it effectively communicates your unique perspective.

Step 6: Await Feedback

Look forward to receiving constructive feedback from experts in the music business. This feedback can be invaluable for your growth as a musician.

Step 7: Stay Connected

Stay informed about any updates from the organisers. They might provide additional opportunities, resources, or events that could further support your musical aspirations.

Remember to enjoy the creative process and use this opportunity to showcase your talents. Good luck!

And did you know?

  • That you can get tuition (and subsidy if you need it) in creative music making, composition, songwriting at school from one of our Associate tutors?
  • That we have an instrument hire scheme
  • And we have a small number of songwriter / composer  kits with an iPad, mic and interface that you can hire.
  • We have Careers Info here and Copyright info here
  • Take The Stage presented by Riverbank Studios
    is a battle of the bands style competition for young musicians. The competition is open to any local musicians aged 21 or under with solo artists also encouraged to apply. Click here for more info and to apply.
  • On behalf of Salisbury Area Young Musicians, Dan Coggins is running sessions in Salisbury on Creative Music Making with Tech – details here