RPS Emerging Composers: application form

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

Contact Details

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).

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.


Mark Pemberton, Director, ABO: Membership of the RPS is invaluable in ensuring I tune into wider thinking on the state of classical music in the UK today.


Queen Victoria attended a Philharmonic Society concert conducted by Mendelssohn in 1844.