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A brand new programme for aspiring graduates pursuing a career in composition.

Applications are now open.

Learn more


ORA Singers Graduate Composers was born from the success of the Young Composers' and Commissioning programmes, and marks the completion of our Composers' Pathway: Our complete pipeline of support for composers at any stage in their career.

The Graduate Composers Showcase offers an opportunity for early career composers to kick-start their portfolios and become commissioned by ORA Singers to write a new choral work. Each Graduate Composer will receive a commission fee and a guaranteed world premiere by ORA Singers.   

What's on offer

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Join over 60 professionals as an

ORA-commissioned Composer

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Consultation sessions with

Artistic Director, Suzi Digby OBE

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Receive a commission fee of 


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A world premiere performance by

ORA Singers at the Royal Welsh

College of Music in front of

industry professionals

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ORA's full complement of 18

professional singers to write for


A video recording for portfolios


Applications are now open for the ORA Singers Graduate Composers' scheme. To apply, simply complete the online application form and upload an Entry Composition. 

Applications close at 12pm on 22nd January 2024.

Please read the Terms and Conditions here for more details.


 Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree, graduating no earlier than 2021.


 Applicants may have graduated with a degree in any subject from any University or Conservatoire in the

United Kingdom. 


Applicants studying at post-graduate level are eligible to apply, if they graduated no earlier than 2021.


Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom.

For any queries, please write to

The Graduate Composers' Showcase has been generously supported by

The Linbury Trust and The Colwinston Charitable Trust

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