Call for Expression of Interest from Composers


Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra was formed in November 2010 by Sue King.   It is a vibrant group who have a diverse range of musical ability including young and mature, amateur and professional musicians ranging in age from seven to seventy.   Cavan County Council in conjunction with the Sinfonia wish to commission a composer to produce a contemporary piece of music for the Sinfonia, exploring the strengths of its members.   The new music will be performed by the Sinfonia and conducted by Sue King at venues in Counties Cavan and Wexford.   The new composition will be beneficial to the Sinfonia Orchestra and expand their musical potential.

Requirements and Timeframe:

The piece will be between 6 and 8 minutes.

The Composer will facilitate 3 workshops with the Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra of approximately 2 hours (each) in May, September and mid November 2015.

The final piece will be available to the Sinfonia no later than Thursday 25 June.

The Composer will be paid in line with the recommendations of the Contemporary Music Centre and their level of experience.

The successful Composer will provide parts and scores in digital format to the Conductor.

We will have a selection committee to select the successful composer the following criteria will be applied:

  • Composer’s track record or evidenced potential
  • Ability to deliver within timeframe and the criteria given
  • Ability to challenge and appreciate the value of a community orchestra

Please apply in writing and submit:

An A4 letter of expression of interest

An outline of how you would respond to the brief (no longer than 500 words)

2 - 3 music samples that you consider reflect your work and will provide us with a true representation of your vision


No Email submission or web links please.   Material submitted will not be returned.   Please provide sheet music and mp3 or CD music samples.

Closing date Tuesday 14 April 2015

Send applications to:   Cavan County Choir, Arts Office, Farnham Centre, Farnham St, Cavan

Cavan County Council acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.

Enquiries only to

Date and time:

22 Feb 2015 - 22 Apr 2015


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