RPS Emerging Composers: application form

Please ensure you have read the Application Guidelines before completing the application form below.

In spending time on your application, we advise you save your answers (particularly for the questions requiring longer answers) in a word document or equivalent on your computer in case of any technial glitch.

You will receive a confirmation email confirming successful submission of your application.

Contact Details

Please insert numbers only, with no other characters or spaces
You must be 18 or over
e.g. copy of your passport or driving licence


This should include reference to your study, significant performances, and any other musical pursuits you may have alongside composing (such as performing, teaching, arranging, leading/contributing to workshops).


Please read our Application Guidelines (link at the top of this page) before providing details of your three works.

For 'Title of Work', please specify which movement if you are not submitting the full work.

For 'Duration of Work', please specify to the nearest minute (e.g. 6').

For 'Link to Work', please also include a password if applicable.


A written reference from one person of standing (such as your teacher, a professional composer, or someone working in the music profession) who is prepared to endorse your application must be sent by the referee to admin@philharmonicsociety.uk by the closing date.

See the Application Guidelines for more information (link at the top of this page).

Please carefully read through your application and check you have filled in all fields correctly before submitting. When you click submit, a successful submission will take you to a diversity monitoring form (optional to fill in) and you should receive a confirmation email with further instructions to the address you provided above (you may need to check your spam folder for this email).

If the application form page refreshes after you click submit, this means you have incorrectly filled in a field. Please take time to go back and make sure you have filled in everything correctly. Common application form errors are:

  • you have other characters such as brackets, spaces or plus signs in the 'Phone Number' field. This should contain numbers only
  • you have exceeded the character count in a longer question
  • the file you have uploaded is too large or is not a suitable format (files should be uploaded as either an image file (JPEG, PNG) or PDF and should be no more than 2MB)
  • there is a check box which you have not ticked

DECLARATION: By submiting this application, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Application Guidelines and our privacy policy (footer of this page), that the works you are submitting are your own original, unaided compositions, that you are eligible to apply, and that the information you have submitted is correct to the best of your knowledge.

Please be sure to upload your scores here labelling your files as follows: Firstname Surname - Title of work


Tim Walker, CEO and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra: I value the RPS for supporting what we do and in particular for stimulating an interest in new music.


In early Philharmonic Society concerts, players often rotated within their orchestral section, reflecting the orchestra's wealth of performing talent as well as its democratic ethos: no ‘distinction of rank’.