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Youth Music Theatre UK launches new music theatre award

1st November 2018

The New Music Theatre Award 2019 is aimed at supporting high-quality, emerging writers and composers; the award is part of a programme to identify the composing and writing talent of the future.

The goal of this award is to showcase young writers and composers, aged 30 and under, giving them a platform to create and develop through the collaboration opportunities offered by YMT. The successful applicant will receive: a commission worth £6,000; mentoring from established writers and composers; dramaturgical support from a director; and the opportunity to stage their production in a professional regional UK venue with a cast of around 40 of the most talented young people from across Britain and further afield.

Applications will be assessed on music, concept, writing quality, lyric content and appropriateness by a panel of five who are working professional practitioners. The award is in memoriam of Vernon Mound, opera and musical theatre director, and YMT founding Associate Director. The award will be held on a biennial basis, and is supported by friends of Vernon and associated trusts and foundations.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4 December 2018. Further details can be found HERE

YMT 2018 Brochure

YMT Info Sheet 2018