Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer in Residence

Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer in Residence

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 11.55pm

The doctoral studentship in association with the Royal Opera House is for innovative and inquisitive composers who are looking to extend current knowledge about this vibrant art-form. During the three-year study period the successful candidate will complete a new chamber opera for production by the Royal Opera House. Through this practical investigation they pursue a research enquiry that is relevant to both practice and scholarship in contemporary opera composition. 

Successful candidates benefit from:

  • A stipend of over £16,500 per annum for three years of study
  • Fee waiver for three-years full time study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • A production funded by the Royal Opera House
  • Supervision and guidance from staff from Guildhall’s Composition department and the Royal Opera House
  • Research training provided by the Guildhall School’s doctoral programme

Your research proposal should evidence your engagement with opera, include a preliminary bibliography and initial survey of your key operatic works relevant to your research aims. You should also outline how you intend to respond to the main creative research opportunities that this doctoral studentship offers. 

You should also submit a portfolio of compositions: three works (scores and recordings) that demonstrate a high-level of creative research engagement with vocal, operatic and theatrical practice. Please note that all recordings must have been generated from live performance; midi mock-ups will not be accepted.

See further details at the link below. 



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